Forecasters say that if Sacramento doesn't get about a half inch of rain this week, we will have experienced the driest January through March since 1878.
The first three months of 2013 have been decidedly parched with only 2.05 inches of precipitation at the official Sacramento recording station. Forecasters with the National Weather Service note if less than .42 inches of rain falls this week, it will be the driest Jan.-March in 135 years.
The city has had only about 19 percent of normal rainfall for the January through March period this year. However, a wet October through December has left us at 80 percent of normal for the entire rainfall year.
Forecasters expect a dry day today, but they predict a chance of showers each day until March is over.
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