How Much Rain Did We Get?
Sonora, CA – The recent weather system that blew through the Mother Lode brought much-needed rain, putting the region well above the average for September.
The heaviest precipitation fell Sunday and Monday. In the Sonora area, the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) Regional Plant recorded these amounts of rainfall:
Sunday, 9/18/2022 0.65
Monday, 9/19/2022 0.75
Together, that two-day total equals 1.4 inches of rain. TUD spokesperson Emily Long also relayed, “The average monthly rainfall total for September is on the order of 0.4 inches. So, this recent two-day total of 1.4 inches is a bit unusual and puts us well above average for September.”
One spot the National Weather Service monitors is Columbia, according to the NWS office in Sacramento, noting that since Sunday, Sept. 18th, an inch and a half of rain has fallen there.
The NWS added that no records for the month, or a single day, were broken according to their data.