It is still too early to say whether the hoped-for El Niño will bring copious amounts of rain and snow to Central California, but this November will end with Fresno exceeding the 10-year average for rainfall, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
Through Sunday, Fresno had received 1.74 inches of rain for the month. That compares with the meager 0.39 inches Fresno tallied in November a year ago, and beats the 10-year average for the month of 0.99 inches.
For the season, which began Oct. 1, Fresno has received 2.23 inches.
The Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks has received 21 inches of snow, with Grant Grove at 7 inches.
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A storm system is expected Thursday, with a 30 percent chance of rain that morning and a 40 percent chance later that day, according to the National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, the chill that has settled across the Valley will continue. A freeze warning in the central San Joaquin Valley is in effect from 2 to 10 a.m. Monday, and lows in the 30s will continue throughout the week.
Daytime temperatures are expected to slowly rise, with a high in Fresno of 57 degrees Monday, 58 degrees Tuesday and 61 degrees Wednesday.
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