By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Drier skies are on the horizon for the short-term in Pacific Palisades.
“Looking forward to April, the Pacific Palisades will be springlike,” Meteorologist Jay Rosenthal explained to the Palisadian-Post.
The Palisades may see periods of a few showers, partly cloudy and wind in the afternoons—typical of March and April, he explained.
Near the Village, it rained 1.25 inches from Sunday, March 22, until early morning Monday, March 23.
The same storm had 1.73 inches at Los Angeles International Airport and roughly 1.54 inches in downtown LA.
“Pacific Palisades has now received 5.25 inches of rain in the month of March,” according to Palisades weather authority Craig Weston.
Based on the rain year from totals starting on July 1, 2019, to the end of June 30, 2020, the year total is up to 13.67 inches, Weston added.
As a comparative point, the Malibu Hills station in the Santa Monica Mountains, located 16 miles north, had an accumulated rainfall of 15.09 inches based on the water year from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020.
“The Palisades probably had a little less,” Rosenthal added.
“Los Angeles was looking pretty dry and well behind our yearly average of 14.7 inches of rain as we entered March,” Weston explained. “However, a wet March has allowed us to nearly catch up to our yearly average of rain.”
Weston added that the Palisades might get a shower or two on Thursday, March 26, but then the weather should clear up—at least for a few days.
There should be a good break for a while, Rosenthal said, but not a complete end to the pattern.
There will be a period from about April 5 to 8 where more wet weather is predicted.
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