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California prays for rain as ‘near record’ precipitation forecast for late October

After two consecutive winters of drought, Californians are hopeful that a new forecast of heavy rains will come true. The Chronicle of San Francisco reported Wednesday that a storm could bring two inches of rain to the state from October 20 to 24.

The the Chronicle Noted:

Meteorologists say it is possible that the Bay Area will experience above normal precipitation this month, which would slightly improve drought conditions and potentially end the wildfire season in the region.

A storm system over the northeast Pacific Ocean could bring up to 2 inches of rain from the Bay Area to Redding from October 20-24.

The heavy precipitation would be “near record precipitation for the end of October,” according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

Meanwhile, residents of Southern California on Thursday brace themselves for the Santa Ana winds that bring warm air and strong gusts to the area, potentially fanning the flames of wildfires, including the blaze of ‘Alisal near Santa Barbara.

As Breitbart News reported on Wednesday, this fire threatens the historic Reagan Ranch, where the 40th President and his wife used to vacation, and where young conservative activists participate in educational programs today.

The ongoing drought has seen massive forest fires, as water levels drop to extreme levels in state dams, cutting farmers off from state and federal water supplies and forcing the closure of hydroelectric power stations. The state has not built new reservoir capacity in four decades.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.