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Bay Area rainful amounts so far fall short of last season

Weather Bureau says wet December 2014 reason for difference

It's hard to believe given the recent heavy rains, but the Weather Bureau reports that the amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area so far this winter is less than in the same period a year ago.

According to the National Weather Service, Santa Rosa received 13.37 inches of rain from Oct. 1 last year to 4 p.m. Sunday, while last season it received 18.55 inches. The normal amount

of rainfall is 16.71 inches.

San Francisco received 9.45 inches so far this season, compared with 14.45 inches by Jan. 10 last season, weather service officials said. The

normal amount is 10.3 inches.

The officials said a wet December 2014 is the reason for the difference.

Moffett Field in Mountain View received 5.74 inches so far this season, compared with 9.99 inches by Jan. 10 last season.

The normal amount is 5.85 inches, weather service officials said.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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