Madera received about a fifth of an inch of rain on Friday, which was more than Fresno, less than Merced — but not enough to make a dent in California’s longest drought recorded in history, the National Weather Service in Hanford said.
Officials said .18 inches of rain were reported Friday afternoon in the Madera Municipal Airport. Another part of the county had .09 and snow and ice reports or forecasts were unavailable as of press time.
“It looks like we’re going to finish the rest of the month dry,” said William Peterson, a meteorology tech.
The last time drops of water fell upon Madera was on April 1, with .02 inches of rain recorded. The month total is expected to be about 20 percent of the average April rainfall of 1.08 inches, said Peterson…