Staff Reports


Back to: Local News
April 3, 2013
Follow Local News

2013 posts driest quarter on record

The Sierra Nevada experienced the driest first quarter in more than 100 years, the National Weather Service reported on Tuesday. According to readings taken at Tahoe City, only 2.68 inches of moisture fell during the first three months of 2013, less than the previous record of 3.62 inches set in 1976. On average, the west shore of Lake Tahoe receives 16.3 inches of precipitation during the first three months. Normally one of the best producing months of the water year, Minden reported receiving .29 inches during March, or 26 percent of average. Ebbetts Pass at the top of the Carson …

Explore Related Articles

Trending in: Local News

Trending Sitewide

The Record Courier Updated Apr 3, 2013 09:52AM Published Apr 5, 2013 10:42AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.