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Soggy-Tober? Rain Set to Dampen Bay Area Halloween

Soggy-tober? The Bay Area and much of Northern California will see yet one more storm before the month wraps up, bringing more rain for Halloween.

While a something of a weather trick for afternoon and evening plans, the unusually weather pattern has been an early season treat for the ongoing California drought.

Bay Area rain totals to date, boosted in large part by Friday’s storm, have risen to 205 percent to 349 percent of average.

Some highlights:

  • Northern California to the western slope of the Sierra has 8 to 12 inches more rain vs. the same time last year.
  • Santa Rosa has seen nearly six inches more rain so far this year compared to Oct. 30 last year.
  • October 2016 will wrap up as the wettest October since 2009. And in Livermore and parts of the Tri-Valley, the wettest October since 1962 (3.05” 2016 / 3.64” 1962).

These totals will rise a little higher as one more storm drops rain across the region into early Tuesday.

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