Banner year for Sierra snowpack, average precipitation this year in Fresno


Although it may seem like such a rainy season, Fresno’s totals are actually running just about average… in fact, a little under.

There’s a saying, ‘there’s really no such thing as an average year.’
Although precipitation this season is nothing special in Fresno, it’s about as close to average as we get.  The Sierra Nevada is bursting with snowpack and that’s great news for our water supply.

On Wednesday, March 27, Fresno’s rain year total is 9.08″ while the average is 9.46 inches.

The “rain year” begins October 1 and continues until September 30.

It’s a clear contrast to Sierra snowpack, which is now running some 150% to 200% of normal.

The start of April is typically considered the “peak” of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.

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