The average rainfall for the city of Paso Robles during the rainy season is just over 12 inches of rain. But it fluctuates dramatically.
This year, we’ve received about 22 inches so far, and there’s more rain expected Friday. Terry Leezer says the winter of 69 is the wettest winter he remembers. According to Paso Robles public works department, the city received just under 32 inches of rain that winter, 68-69. But going way back to 1883-84, the city recorded 42 inches of rain. That’s the wettest in Paso Robles.
So far, this rainy season, Paso Robles has recorded about 22” of rain, well above the average of about 12 and a half inches, but we’ve got a few more weeks. It’s doubtful however, we’ll catch up to 1883-84.
Lake Nacimiento is now at 90% of capacity. That’s up from 32% January first. Whale Rock reservoirs is at 92.5%. Santa Margarita lake is overflowing. It was 62% of capacity in late December.