Water in the West: Precipitation — Or the Lack Thereof

In the early 1990s, Steve Martin starred as a television weatherman in the movie “L.A. Story.” He humorously prerecorded his weather broadcasts, since the temperature and lack of humidity were the same day after day. Our local weather had been consistent, too — very dry. Bone dry, in fact, until Jan. 8, 2018. The California Water Year begins Oct 1. Last year, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20, there was only 0-5 percent of normal precipitation in San Diego, making November 2017 the driest November on record.