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During the winter of 2016-2017, many locations in Northern California experienced their wettest year on record. I recorded nearly 39 inches (990mm) of rain from October to July, over 2 standard deviations greater than the mean for my location in the Bay Area.
This graph was made with Excel and my daily rain totals.
The average accumulation is from PRISM (http://prism.oregonstate.edu/explorer/).
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