Despite Recent Storms, Seasonal Rainfall Totals For Central and South Coasts Well Below Average

Mar 26, 2018

Recent storms drenched the South and Central Coasts. But, they did not bring enough wet weather to reach normal rainfall levels.

Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are still not on track to receive even close to normal rainfall this season.

“It’s been a very dry winter, and fortunately in March we have an above normal rainfall total for the month of March, which has helped make up a little bit of the deficit for the other four months, but has barely made a dent in it,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Fisher.

He says Camarillo has received 5.9 inches of rain so far this season, which is only 43% of normal…Santa Barbara 8.3 inches and 54% of normal…Santa Maria 12 inches and 47% of normal and San Luis Obispo 9 inches and 52% of normal.

Without above normal rainfall, there’s no chance to chip away at the drought.