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Tim Fish

January 2017

Treading Water in Sonoma County
A series of rainstorms hits some of Northern California's most drought-stricken wine regions
Posted: Jan 11, 2017 12:50pm ET

We're sure having a lot of weather these days, aren't we? There has been a tundra of biting cold and heavy snow through much of the country; meanwhile, if it keeps raining in Northern California we'll be converting inches to cubits. California has experienced a series of back-to-back storms, what the TV weather folks call an "atmospheric river" or "pineapple express" from Hawaii.

Sonoma County was among the hardest hit, getting a soaking of nearly 13 inches from Friday through early Monday. River Road and other thoroughfares near the Russian River in Sonoma County were also blocked by flooding or mudslides.

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