Monday, October 5, 2015

Red Car Canyon: Mudwatch, Rainfall Totals

*Correction 12-11-15: First rainfall of the 2015-2016 rain year
Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 4, 2015.  Sunday's rainfall was light and the Red Car Property was totally walkable Sunday.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

We're tracking rainfall totals in the Corralitas Drive rain gauge.

October 4, 2015: 0.25"
*Season to Date:  0.25"

*12-11-15: Normally, the rain year would have ended June 30.  However, this year California joined the rest of the country, and will report rainfall totals between October 1 to September 30.  Who expected to have significant rain between July 1 and October 1?  There will always be an asterisk next to the 2014-2015 rain year on Corralitas Drive, which ended with 15.17."  We got an unprecedented 4" between July 1 and September 30.   

I incorrectly had the rain year starting September 1, not October 1, despite an earlier post with this information.  I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.  These are not official rainfall totals but they are gathered from up to 3 rain gauges on the top of Corralitas Drive (one is NOAA approved, yet they all come up within a couple of hundredths of an inch of each other).