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Storm Totals | Sacramento marks 12 consecutive days with at least a trace of rain

More wet weather is on the way but the stretch will likely fall short of the record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As another storm pushes into California, Sacramento marks its 12th consecutive day with at least a trace amount of rainfall.

In fact, the only day without measurable rain for Sacramento since Dec. 26 is the 28th. With rain expected Tuesday and Wednesday as well, this number will likely reach 14 days before a break in the weather on Thursday. 

February 1992 set the record with 16 consecutive days of precipitation, with a total of 6.78". The current 12-day period has dumped 5.66" on Sacramento and this number will only rise with the current storm.

Rain began late Sunday night and will continue until just before noon Monday. A mid-latitude cyclone spinning off the coast of California is tapping into a moisture-rich atmospheric river extending to just northeast of the Hawaiian islands. A break in precipitation Monday afternoon will aid in clean-up and allow for some runoff to make its way downhill and out of the area before more arrives later in the night.

Flooding will continue to be an issue, especially as snow levels rise due to warmer air moving into the region. Still, the Sierra is expecting 3-8 feet of snow through Wednesday. Thursday will be dry before more moisture marches in on Friday, continuing through the weekend and beyond.

Here are some precipitation totals across the region as of 9:30 a.m. Monday.

  • Sacramento International Airport: 1.18 inches
  • Sacramento (Cal Expo): 1.22 inches
  • Stockton: 1.02 inches
  • Modesto: 0.68 inches
  • Auburn: 1.25 inches
  • Pollock Pines: 1.62 inches
  • Blue Canyon: 1.55 inches

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