Our "March Miracle" -- some seriously wet weather late in the season desperately needed to reverse the historic drought -- never happened.
Despite Saturday's rain, which fell hard in the North Bay, the Bay Area was mostly left high and dry.
Even more precipitation forecast for the coming week won't make much difference, according to the National Weather Service.
"We're not going to be anywhere near normal,'' meteorologist Steve Anderson said. "There's no sign out there that things are going to reverse.''
San Jose is at only 39 percent of normal, Oakland is at 42 percent, Concord 56 percent
A quarter inch of rain fell in San Jose in the 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. Saturday. But the season total, including that precipitation, is only 5.17 inches, far short of the average of 13.25 inches.
Oakland got more than twice as much rain as San Jose, slightly more than half an inch, bringing the total this season to 7.79 inches. Normally, the city gets 18.25 inches.
Concord and Santa Cruz each got 0.35 of an inch of rain, Marin and Sonoma counties between 1.5 to 2 inches.
The total rainfall for Concord this season as of 5 p.m. Saturday was 8.29 inches, compared with the seasonal norm of 14.71 inches.
Anderson predicted the weather this week will be "unsettled.''
Sunday will be dry. But it's expected to rain fairly hard Monday before tapering off Tuesday, with a chance of showers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But the weekend is likely to be dry.
"The rain will keep the grass green,'' Anderson said. "But it's going to be a long, hot summer.''
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