Weekend rain helps farmers

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Hail might have hurt

Nearly three inches of rain fell in Madera over the weekend and a smaller storm is expected to hit this weekend after a week of sunny skies, meteorologists say.

The storm, which dropped into northern California from the Gulf of Alaska and continued south, brought .81 inches of rain Friday and 1.90 inches Saturday, said Brian Ochs, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Hanford.

The storm left Madera on Sunday evening after spilling just .07 inches of rain that day.

“The storm total comes to 2.78 inches of rain in Madera through Sunday, but Monday through Friday there is no chance of rain,” Ochs said. “We will gradually warm up to near seasonal average, which is low 70s at the warmest on Wednesday and Thursday. It won’t be quite as warm as last week.” ...

 

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