A major Northern California weekend storm finally abated Sunday evening, but not before bringing more precipitation than Napans had seen for 13 months.
After arriving in the Bay Area on Thursday, the storm brought 7.68 inches of rain to the National Weather Service’s station at Napa State Hospital, according to Larry Smith, a meteorologist at the agency’s Monterey bureau.
The storm provided the first measurable water relief in a city that received just 6.74 inches of rain in all of 2013, one of numerous year-end totals that marked the driest year in California’s recorded history.
Rainfall counts from 8 a.m. Friday through 5:02 p.m. Sunday also included 7.02 inches at the city corporation yard on Jackson Street; 4.07 inches at Lake Hennessey, the main city reservoir; and 10.13 inches at Mount Veeder, according to the municipal website cityofnapa.org.
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