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I live in the small town of Colfax in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.  In researching the average annual rainfall, I find that there are major discrepancies between sources.  I have found about a dozen different answers.

Two seemingly reliable sources have drastic disagreement... (55.14) (45.19)

The general consensus of opinion among locals is that it's around 45 inches/yr.

Where can I find the real, official, accurate information?

BTW, thanks for all you do here, I really appreciate it.

Hi Chris

Thanks for your kind thought!

See if the following links help:

The first I would trust as being correct.

But for  more info, try:

Hope this helps but, if not, ask a follow-up.  

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Donald Rosenfeld


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