LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – That latest US drought monitor, released Thursday, showed that rainfall and snow in early January in northern California helped eliminate the worst drought conditions in the state.
No part of California is, according to the Drought Monitor, in what is referred to as extraordinary drought, the most severe category. Just three months ago, 45% of the state was in unusual drought.
READ MORE: Arrests made in alleged assassination attempt, persecution in Hollywood
In terms of extreme drought, the second most severe category, only three small spots in northern California are visible on the map.
READ MORE: 4 charged in connection with the murder of an LAPD officer
However, some regions of Southern California, like much of the rest of the state, remain in moderate to severe drought.
MORE NEWS: Despite rising case numbers, hospitalizations in Orange County are stabilizing for the first time since December
Since October 1, 2021, CBSLA meteorologist Alex Biston reports that downtown Los Angeles has seen over 10 inches of rain, well above the average rainfall of just over 5 inches. Since January 1, the center has only seen traces of rain.