Showers don’t put a dent in water deficiency

The Bay Area finally got some rain Tuesday and Wednesday, but it wasn’t much – .93 of an inch, with .13 of an inch on Tuesday and another .8 on Wednesday at the Gen. Vallejo Home.

That puts the Valley’s rainfall total since July 1 at 1.36 inches. In an average rain year, the Valley would have almost five-inches of rain by the end of November. That probably won’t happen this year as we’re more than 3.5 inches short.

Steve Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Monterey, said the next chance for rain is the afternoon and evening of Thanksgiving Day. But he couldn’t venture what sort of rain event it may be.

“It’s shaping up like the last one,” he said. “But once you get beyond five days, your accuracy goes down.”

Anderson said the rains Tuesday and Wednesday didn’t make a dent in what the area needs.

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