The National Weather Service is reporting that areas near Hollister picked up between 0.71 and 1.09 inches of rain from the latest front that came Friday night and into this morning.
That puts a station in the Hollister area at the county water district at more than eight inches of precipitation for the rainy season that started in October. That’s well below the historical average of abut 13 inches, but it’s much improved from the numbers seen at the mid-point of the rainy year in San Benito County.
San Juan Bautista had 1 inch of rain overnight. Near Hollister, totals ranged from 0.59 inches to 1.09 inches, according to the data.
The rainy season runs from October through March, but it can rain into May at times, the National Weather Service has told San Benito Live. This year’s late surge of rain has improved the total since the New Year, when the Hollister area had below two inches of precipitation since Oct. 1.
That latest surge means it probably won’t be a total failure for the season when it comes to the precipitation total, a year after the Hollister area received 22 inches of rain, ending a longstanding drought.