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Rain Comes Through Northern California, More On The Way

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Regions across Northern California received up to an inch and a half of rain in the most recent storm front and forecasters say more precipitation is on the way.

Rain swept through Sacramento area on Friday and Saturday, while snow came through ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. Sacramento International Airport officially recorded 0.56 inches of rain from 8 a.m. Friday through 8 a.m. Sunday, while Nevada County Airport had 0.67 inches, according to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento official bureau. Blue Canyon, an unincorporated community in Placer County near Emigrant Gap, pulled in 1.58 inches of rain, which was the most in the region. “What this rain is doing is bringing moisture and allowing grasses and finer fuels to grow and green up,” Matt Mehle with the Weather Service Office in San Francisco.told the San Francisco Chronicle. “It will alleviate fire concerns, at least for the short term.”

This rainy system follows what was an unusaullyThe incoming precipitation comes in following an unusually long and dry weather system winter for the state, which looks to be a part of continued drought conditions and restrictive water regulations for California going into the rest of the year. The next system is slated to start Wednesday night and go through Friday afternoon. Palisades Tahoe ski resort recorded a full foot of snow from Saturday through Sunday morning, while Sugar Bowl had 7 inches and Heavenly 5

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