By Miriam Raftery
March 28, 2018 (San Diego) – Did the recent rains produce a “miracle March” to ease drought conditions? No, says Alex Tardy, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego. The good news is that the March rains did bring our region up to 37 percent of normal, better than the parched conditions earlier in the winter season. But the forecast through mid-April predicts warmer and dryer conditions than on average – and already, much of Southern California is listed a D-1 or D-2, that’s moderate to severe drought levels.