As Sacramento settles into a normal spring day of sun and mild temperatures, the numbers are coming in from the drenching on Tuesday.
From the National Weather Service:
▪ A total of 0.75 inches fell downtown on Tuesday. That brings the total rainfall for the season to 12.59 inches, which is 70 percent of normal.
▪ The official downtown Sacramento rainfall record for April 7 is an amazing 3.35 inches, a mark set in 1935. On that date, 1.65 inches fell in just one hour.
▪ Meanwhile, the April 7 record for rainfall at Sacramento Executive Airport was broken. A total of 0.96 inches of rain fell at the airport along Freeport Boulevard, breaking the old record 0.61 inches set in 1952. Records have not been kept for as long at Executive Airport as they have downtown.
▪ The Redding Municipal Airport also saw record rainfall when 0.90 inches was recorded on Tuesday, breaking the previous mark of 0.42 inches set in 2005.
The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory through noon above the 3000-foot elevation in Sierra. Kirkwood ski resort reported 24 inches of new snow.
Dry weather is forecast for the remainder of the week in Sacramento. The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind becoming west-northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
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