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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO
1034 AM PDT FRI OCT 1 2021

...ALL-TIME RECORD DRY STREAK ESTABLISHED AT DOWNTOWN
SACRAMENTO...

THE DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO CLIMATE SITE HAS NOT OBSERVED MEASURABLE
RAINFALL SINCE MARCH 19, 2021. AS OF MIDNIGHT OCTOBER 1, 2021, THIS 
ESTABLISHES A NEW ALL-TIME RECORD DRY STREAK OF 195 DAYS AND 
COUNTING. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 194 DAYS WAS SET FROM MAY 13, 1880 
THROUGH NOVEMBER 22, 1880. MEASURABLE RAINFALL IS RAINFALL OF 0.01 
INCHES OR GREATER AND DOES NOT INCLUDE TRACE AMOUNTS.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO'S PERIOD OF RECORD DATES AS FAR BACK TO 1855.
DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF THE PERIOD OF RECORD, THERE WERE LARGE 
GAPS OF MISSING DAILY PRECIPITATION DATA THROUGH THE MIDDLE 1870S. 
STARTING IN WATER YEAR 1878, DAILY PRECIPITATION OBSERVATIONS BECAME 
NEARLY CONTINUOUS WITH MINIMAL MISSING DATA. THE CLIMATE STATION HAS 
MOVED AROUND THE DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO AREA OVER THE COURSE OF TIME, 
AND IS PRESENTLY LOCATED NEAR SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY SEVERAL 
MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN.

ALL CLIMATE DATA SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY. OFFICIAL AND 
CERTIFIED CLIMATE DATA ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR 
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI): NCEI.NOAA.GOV

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