2012-12-20 / Front Page

County posts 5-plus inches of rain

A National Weather Service instrument at Mariposa has posted 4.98 inches of rain since Dec. 21--with 55 inches of snow reported at Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park. A chance of showers returns this Friday and Saturday. 

An amateur weather station at Lushmeadows reported 5.2 inches of rain and a dusting of snow for the same period.

As of Dec. 27, 73 inches of snow were recorded on the ground at White Wolf in Yosemite National Park.

Area precipitation so far this season is above normal, with 1.78 times the normal value of rain posted at Merced as of Dec. 27.

Photo: the National Weather Service's remote automated weather station at Mariposa is located off Highway 49 North. Erik Skindrud / The GAZETTE

Photo: the National Weather Service's remote automated weather station at Mariposa is located off Highway 49 North. Erik Skindrud / The GAZETTEPhoto: the National Weather Service's remote automated weather station at Mariposa is located off Highway 49 North. Erik Skindrud / The GAZETTE

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