KCBS_740 MOUNT SHASTA (KCBS) — A network of weather stations ranging from Mt. Shasta to Highway 50 has passed its normal precipitation total for the entire July 1st-to-June 30th weather season, which is good news for Northern California’s water situation.

The eight-station “Northern Sierra Nevada Index” has reached almost 56 inches of precipitation, which includes rainfall, plus the moisture content of the snowpack.

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Meteorologist Jan Null with Golden Gate Weather Service said the remaining two-plus months of the season generally deliver another 4 inches of moisture to the Northern Sierra.

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The picture isn’t quite as bright in the Central and Southern Sierra. Precipitation reports in the San Joaquin and Tulare River basins are 3-to-4 inches below average for the full rainfall season.

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