the republic logo

Los Angeles marks another very dry rain season as California's drought lengthens

Share/Save/Bookmark

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles has concluded another rain season with little to show for it.

The National Weather Service says just 6.08 inches of rain was recorded downtown between July 1, 2013, and June 30.

That's less than half the normal average of 14.93 inches and enters the books as the seventh-driest rain season since record-keeping began downtown in 1877.

The previous rain season was worse — just 5.85 inches.

Meteorologists say that, combined, these were the driest back-to-back rain seasons ever recorded in downtown Los Angeles.

And looking at the past three seasons collectively, more than 2 feet of rain is missing.

Significant rainfall deficits for the past season were also recorded throughout drought-stricken California, from San Francisco to the Central Valley and south to San Diego.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.