California has topped last season’s rainfall. Will trend continue in 2022?
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — California begins the new year in much better shape for escaping its drought thanks to a massive October atmospheric river and wet December that delivered more rain and snow so far than the state saw in all of its last paltry precipitation season. But this season’s hardly over, and California needs the skies to keep delivering. According to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, 33.9 trillion gallons of water have fallen on California in the current “water year,” the period running from Oct. 1 through the following September. That’s more than the 33.6 trillion gallons t...