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2015 Off To Driest Start In San Francisco History

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - The first three months of 2015 were the driest three months to begin any year in the history of San Francsico, according to statistics from Golden Gate Weather Services.

The total rainfall in San Francisco for January, February and March 2015 is just 1.59" - the lowest in the 165 years that rainfall records have been kept. The previous record was from 2013 when there was 2.31". The March monthly total is 0.12" through the 29th, the fourth lowest in SF history. The bulk of San Francisco's 2015 rain 1.47" inches came in February.

2015 and 2013 were the only two of the 10 driest starts on record have come since 1984. Half of the driest years on record came before 1923.

Here's a look at similar numbers in other Bay Area locations from January-March via Golden Gate Weather Services:
San Jose 1.94" - 3rd driest.
Santa Rosa 4.44" - 3rd driest.
Livermore 1.77" - Driest start on record.
Santa Cruz 3.36" - 2nd Driest.

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