13 Inches of Rain Falls in Sonoma County, 10 Inches on Mt. Umunhum - NBC Bay Area

13 Inches of Rain Falls in Sonoma County, 10 Inches on Mt. Umunhum

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    Bay Area Recovers After Downed Trees, Power Outages

    The Bay Area on Monday was recovering after a weekend of rain, where trees were downed and power went out. Bob Redell reports. (Published Monday, Feb. 9, 2015)

    Seasonal rain totals in the Bay Area are back to normal after the weekend rain and windstorm, National Weather Service officials said Monday.

    Even though most Bay Area locations were dry in January, the wet weather in December and this weekend has left most parts of the region at or above normal levels for the rainfall year, which began July 1.

    "The storm is keeping us on track," National Weather Service  meteorologist Austin Cross said.

    More than 13 inches of rain fell in Venado in unincorporated Sonoma County, according to unofficial totals released by the weather service this morning. The totals represent accumulated rain during the past 72 hours.

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    A group of about 100 Jewish teens teamed up with Urban Releaf in Oakland on Saturday to plant trees in the city's Fruitvale nighborhood despite the pouring rain. The project coincided with a Jewish holiday called "Tu B'Shvat," which is equivalent to Arbor Day.
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    Three peaks in Monterey County received 10.4 inches of rain while Mt. Umunhum in Santa Clara County received 10.16 inches.

    The Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco received nearly 2 inches of rain and Lake Merritt in Oakland received just over 2 inches.

    With all the rain, there were many downed trees and power outages throughout the region. As of Monday morning, there were more than 2,000 PG&E customers, mostly in the North Bay, without power.

    Cross said every little bit of rain helps end the drought, but it may take years before the drought is over.

    "Folks should continue to conserve," he said.

    Dan McMenamin from Bay City News contributed to this report.

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