Several rain storms are moving across the Pacific Northwest this weekend (bringing snow in the mountains, not rain). It has not been a very wet winter, though; we’re at about 75% of the normal precipitation so far. But much further south on the west coast it is bone dry, for the third straight year. California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have very low water levels. Santa Clara county reservoirs are at 3 percent of capacity or lower.
in the South Lake Union area.