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Bay Area getting some rain, finally

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Northern California is finally getting wet weather. But the precipitation won’t help much to ease a drought that plagued the area.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website predicted just 0.1 inch of rain in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday. But more than 2 inches were expected in parts of Sacramento and as much as 2 feet of snow at higher elevations in the Northern Sierra, where snow was falling Thursday morning.

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The San Francisco Bay Area has had only about 10 to 20 percent of the precipitation that it usually gets this time of year, said National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson. ‘‘The last time we had measurable rain around the Bay Area was Dec. 7,’’ she said.

Seventeen rural communities are in danger of a severe water shortage within four months, state officials said.

Associated Press

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