Annual snow survey in the Sierras confirms January and February are driest on record
Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of the snowpack survey tube during the snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The survey showed the snow pack to to be 29 inches deep with a water content of 13.4 inches, which is 57 percent of normal for this site at this time of year.
- Lodi has been dry, too
Lodi, too, has had a dry couple of months. While the normal average rainfall for January is 3.43 inches, Lodi received only 1.26 inches of rain in January this year, according to Weather Underground, a private weather service. February was even drier, with only 0.29 inches of rainfall; Lodi typically receives an average of 2.94 inches of rain in February.
Still, the Lodi area has seen more rainfall this season than last year. The area has gotten 11.9 inches of rain this year. At this time last year, Lodi had only received 4.58 inches of rain.
— News-Sentinel staff
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 am
Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 am.