A wet weather pattern brought less than half an inch of rain to Crescent City on Monday with most of the precipitation focused on points south.
Del Norte County will get a break in the rain later this afternoon and evening, but another period of wet weather will move in on Wednesday although it won’t be quite as intense as the previous system, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Garner.
“After that the forecast looks like there’s going to be very minor chances of rain on Thursday,” he said. “But it’ll be kind of dry after these small chances Wednesday and Thursday.”
Monday’s wet system brought 0.21 inches of rain to Crescent City, Garner said. Eureka saw half an inch of rain and Ukiah had 1.07 inches, he said.
A weak La Niña and a bubble of high pressure sitting over California has caused drier than average conditions so far this month. According to Garner, the amount of precipitation that has fallen in Eureka is about an inch less than normal while Crescent City is roughly two inches behind.
A normal January would have brought 3.02 inches of rain to Crescent City as of Jan. 8, Garner said. Crescent City has only experienced 1.11 inches of rain as of Jan. 8.
For the water year, which begins on Oct. 1, normal in Crescent City would be 28.26 inches. Crescent City, has had 15.13 inches of rain for the water year as of 4:14 a.m. Jan. 8.
Garner said wet weather may return to Crescent City next week but it’s too soon to tell for sure.