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Rain was a fluke

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Dry weather ahead, meteorologists say

Nearly an inch of rain fell in Madera from Friday through Monday, giving farmers and homeowners a break from irrigating — and water officials some hope.

But the storms were a fluke, meteorologists say.

“In a La Nina year you have greater percentages of dry weather in the Central California interior,” said Kevin Durfee, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Hanford. “This is a fluke that we got a three-day period of wet weather. This is going to be the last storm that comes through for at least a week. It’s going to be dry again for many days.”

The first storm of the year passed through Madera on Jan. 20 and 21, then a second storm hit Monday, bringing .28 inches of rain, Durfee said...


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