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Yep, it's not a typo. The NWS has flood advisories posted for a part of Northern California.

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
1239 PM PST SAT FEB 8 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS EXTENDED THE

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  MARIN COUNTY IN WESTERN CALIFORNIA...
  SONOMA COUNTY IN WESTERN CALIFORNIA...

* UNTIL 345 PM PST.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CORTE
  MADERA...FAIRFAX...KENTFIELD...LARKSPUR...LUCAS VALLEY-MARINWOOD...
  MILL VALLEY...NOVATO...SAN ANSELMO...SAN RAFAEL...SAUSALITO...
  STRAWBERRY...TAMALPAIS-HOMESTEAD VALLEY...TAMALPAIS-HOMESTEAD...
  TIBURON...BOYES HOT SPRINGS...COTATI...PETALUMA...ROHNERT PARK...
  ROSELAND...SANTA ROSA...SONOMA...KENWOOD AND MARIN CITY

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There is a break in the 14 months of almost continuous dry weather. However, California has never been known for its moderation. What has happened is that intense tropical level rains have moved into the North Bay across a fairly narrow band. Where I am it has been raining nonstop for over 24 hrs. and at times it has been heavy. According to local rain gauges on the net there has been about 7 ins in the past couple of days. There is now heavy runoff with some very minor flooding in low spots.

It looks like there has been moderate rainfall further north where the main reservoirs are located. There has been very little rain south of the Bay Area.  There are predictions for more storms during the next week. This is most definitely a change in the weather.

It is entirely too soon to asses the status of the very serious drought. The telling information about that will be the levels of water storage in the reservoirs and the depth of the snow pack in the mountains. However, as far as it goes, this is good news.

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