Winter snow and rain across Mariposa County adds up to less than 70 percent of normal, local records show. January and February were among the driest of the two months on record.
Despite more than a foot of snow in the high country last week, the snowpack is poor as spring is set to arrive on March 20. An extended precipitation outlook released by the National Weather Service on Feb. 21 shows Central California the center of a low-precipitation zone for the next three months.
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