A series of Pacific storms—some of them rather strong—are showing promising signs of a wet rainy season for the Central Coast and California.
Meteorologists have made it abundantly clear following each passing storm that the rainfall received was not enough to end the drought.
It's hard for people to comprehend when they see images of flooding throughout the state.
So how much will it take, and where do we sit currently?
Brad Rippey is a Meteorologist with the USDA and tracks California’s water needs through the National Drought Mitigation Center.