Wet December A Boon For Bay Area Reservoirs

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Water supplies are on the rise across the Bay Area following a rainy December. Even a typically dry spot like San Jose is at 127 percent of it’s normal rainfall for this time of year, according to meteorologist Jan Null.

Null says the precipitation is also boosting the Sierra snowpack.

“We are currently looking at snowpacks that range from 150 percent of normal in the northern Sierra, to 200 percent of normal south of Lake Tahoe,” said Null.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Null said that one thing that has been remarkable about the weather trend is that the rain storms have, for the most part, not been accompanied by freezing temperatures.

“The overnight lows have been ranging from three to six degrees above normal, which is quite a variation, and not what most people would expect for a rainy month,” said Null.

One exception to that trend was a New Year’s storm that brought snow to some Bay Area mountains.

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