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Drought persists despite weekend storms

Original post made on Feb 10, 2014

The parched Bay Area got a soaking over the weekend, but not enough to alleviate drought concerns, weather and state water officials said today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:30 PM

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Posted by Talus
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Kind of a silly article title. No amount of weekend rain would alleviate the drought. Unless it was a 72-hour monsoon, but even then...

This weekend's "storm" on the peninsula was very underwhelming. Fortunately it was on the weekend, so we didn't have to drive through it, but still...

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Posted by Hy Drometer
a resident of Bailey Park
on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Dig a spade into the ground and pry it up. Pretty sad, the soil was only wet down about 1 to 2 inches at most.

Every drought ends with a first rainfall though, and this weekend's not only helps a little in that respect, it greatly reduced the daily exterior usage by residents. Even though the creeks didn't flow, residents won't need to water anything for a while. I look at it like "banking" a day's normal usage for the future. Hoping any rainmaker comes in at anytime.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

These last four days, from Thursday through Sunday, in Napa they had over 8" of rainfall for those four days.In Mountain View, we had less than an inch. What happened to the Pineapple Express??? Our drought does continue but more so here in Mountain View and for points south!!!!!!

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