Much of California free of drought

This map of California shows that our drought situation has improved greatly. Map Courtesy of and NOAA/NCEI
Much of the California coastal areas are now free from drought, as well as Central California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills for the first time since January 2020, according to U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) statistics. California went from being entrenched in a multi-year extreme drought in Oct. 2022 to having one of the deepest snowpacks on planet Earth in March 2023, Tweeted Colin McCarthy @US_Stormwatch.A series of Pacific low pressure and frontal systems moved across the western contiguous U.S. and dropped copious amounts of rain and snow across the West, especially over the Sierra and coastal ranges and Rocky Mountains.Wetter-than-normal conditions were widespread across the rest of the West, causing drought or abnormal dryness to be reduced in intensity where it
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