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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...
http://www.usa.com/colfax-ca-weather.htm (55.14)
http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ca1912 (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.

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Hi Chris

Thanks for your kind thought!

See if the following links help:

The first I would trust as being correct.

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ca1912

But for  more info, try:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/coop/coop.html

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/IPS/index.jsp

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

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