August 2014 Newsletter: The Drought Continues

Drought worsens…..Our May mailer reported that El Nino conditions were expected for the coming winter, including forecasts of extensive rain, but this prediction has since been changed to one that is much more uncertain.   Forecasts are decidedly unclear now about what rain can be expected this winter.

In the last twelve months, Santa Rosa saw less than 18” of rain, when normal is 32”. In the last two years, Santa Rosa received a little over 40” of rain, when normal would be 64”. (Data not available for all of Sonoma County.)