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Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more
More rain is expected Friday and Saturday. - photo by Journal file photo

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

Data up until Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District weather station on Canal Drive reported that the region experienced 1.87 inches of rain throughout the month of February, .40 of which was accumulated on Sunday.

According to TID Utility Analyst Jason Carkeet, the Tuolumne River Watershed also experienced .03 inches of precipitation on Sunday.

The Tuolumne River Watershed monthly accumulation now stands at 3.82 inches for February—a month that on average experiences 6.07 inches of rain overall.

Looking at the precipitation year, which begins in September, through Feb. 22 the Tuolumne River Watershed has experienced a total of 13.56 inches of rain, which is 56 percent of average for this date.

To the relief of a region that still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of precipitation, this is not the definite end of rainfall this month.

According to the National Weather Service, a weather pattern change at the end of this week will lead to cooler and wetter weather Friday and into the weekend.