Much-needed storms hit Valley

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A series of showers swept into Madera on Wednesday with more expected today and Friday, which could bring more than an inch of rain and several feet of snow to a Valley choked dry by drought.

Jim Bagnall with the National Weather Service in Hanford said that the three days of expected storms would not be a “drought buster, but more of a drought denter.”

“This precipitation is not expected to take us out of a drought situation, obviously,” Bagnall said. “But it will definitely help lower the deficit we’ve accumulated. As we say, every bit helps.”

Bagnall said through Wednesday afternoon only a spatter of rain had hit Madera and the Valley, but storms overnight through today — which prompted a hazardous weather outlook due to possible thunder and lightning — would bring as much as half an inch...

 

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