Golden State has its wettest-ever year

The abundance of snow has made for a great ski season. Photo Copyright 2017 Carolyn E. Wright

By Patrick May, Bay Area News Group

We did it!

With one more soaking-wet storm front dumping its stuff special-delivery over Wednesday night, California woke up on Thursday to a new all-time record for rainfall, as measured in the all-important “Northern Sierra eight-station index,” a catchment area that pretty much defines the Golden State’s water-level health.

“We didn’t just beat the record,” said meteorologist Craig Shoemaker with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “We shattered it.”

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