In the vernacular of dice players, the weather came up sevens this weekend as a warm storm plowed across the Sacramento region, dropping 1.07 inches of rain on Friday, 0.07 on Saturday and 1.07 again on Sunday. In all, that’s 2.21 inches.
The soggy Pineapple Express has mostly exited the area, leaving a few lingering showers and some still-clogged gutters in its wake. Sunday’s many downpours soaked the soil in the Sacramento region, providing much-needed irrigation to trees and hopefully giving grassland the moisture boost needed for spring growth.
Sacramento Executive Airport set a new rainfall record Sunday, surpassing the previous Feb. 8 mark of 1.22 inches. The south Sacramento airport accumulated 1.34 inches of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The official precipitation recording station near Sacramento State also registered over an inch of rain on Sunday, but not a record. A total of 1.07 was officially recorded Sunday for Sacramento, falling short of the mark set last year when 1.28 inches fell.
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A total of 11.50 inches of rain has fallen in Sacramento, which is 96 percent of normal for the season.
Drier and warm conditions return on Tuesday with several days of sunny weather forecast. The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Monday: Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Light northwest wind.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 45.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 67.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 47.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Friday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.