As March gives way to April, California’s rainy season is set to end with little progress on the state’s historic drought. In downtown Los Angeles, this year’s October-to-March rain totals stand at 7.4 inches—barely half of the “normal” 12.4 inches. Temperatures around L.A. are also unseasonably warm, reaching the 90s in mid-March as the state’s reserve snow caps continue to shrink. “Nothing got better this year,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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