November 30, 2012
Northern Sierra sees state's biggest rainfall

Rainfall amounts just released by the National Weather Service show locations in the Northern Sierra Nevada have received the most rainfall of anywhere in California -- even more than the notoriously soggy North Coast.

The data show that the rainfall leader for the 24 hours that ended at 11 a.m. was Stirling City, small town in the foothills east of Chico. The location, which is part of the Feather River watershed, recorded 8.36 inches of rainfall in 24 hours.

Other soaked locations include Bucks Lake with 7 inches of rain, Brandy Creek with 7.2 inches, and Oak Mountain above Lake Shasta with 7.52 inches.

The city of Sacramento received 1.72" inches in the same period, recorded at Sacramento State University.

Other area locations include Auburn with 2.8 inches, Walnut Grove with 2 inches, Grass Valley with 4.3 inches and Georgetown with 3.4 inches.