It may be unwise to call it over, but from the looks of it, today's bout of (at times very heavy!) rain in San Francisco will be the last we'll see of the wet stuff for at least the next week or more, meaning that our "March miracle" might be over. Average rainfall for March is usually around three inches, and 3.4 inches fell in SF over just six days last week. According to this National Weather Service precipitation map, parts of the city have seen nine or 10 inches of rain over the last 30 days, far exceeding averages and helping to make up for that dry and sunny February.
After this afternoon, sun and mild temperatures are set to return for the next ten days according to Weather Underground.
The sprinkles yesterday and downpours today should help boost our monthly total, and continue to help fill up reservoirs across Northern California, which remain well below capacity in most cases all of Marin County's reservoirs reached capacity in early March, but larger reservoirs like Folsom Lake and Hetch Hetchy were still only at around 70 percent as of last week.
And, of course, experts caution that we shouldn't start taking half-hour showers just yet water controls remain in place and no official word will come down about the drought being over unless reservoirs get closer to 90 percent capacity statewide, or if runoff forecasts for the state water year hit 110 percent of normal.
Also, forecasters are talking about the potential for a La Nina season next winter, which could mean another dry season, though that's never guaranteed.