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Rain comes to drought-stricken Northern California

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Northern California is finally getting wet weather after some areas have gone without measurable rain for weeks. But the precipitation won’t help much to ease the drought that plagued the region.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website predicted just 0.1 inch of rain in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday. But more than 2 inches were expected in parts of Sacramento and as much as 2 feet of snow at higher elevations in the Northern Sierra, where snow was falling on Thursday morning and drivers were required to have chains on their vehicles.

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