LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Thanks to a series of storms in March and the first half of April, Southern California is back out of its drought.
According to the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor Thursday, not a single county in Southern California is under a drought designation.READ MORE: How To Watch The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards
According to the National Weather Service, in March most areas of Southern California saw averages of 150 to 250 percent of normal rainfall.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Through April 16, downtown L.A. has recorded 3.02 inches of rain, according to the NWS. Normally, downtown L.A. averages 0.54 inches of rain through the same period of April.
All this has come after one of the driest January and February combinations on record. Los Angeles International Airport recorded a trace of rain in February, tying it for the driest February since records began at LAX back in 1944.MORE NEWS: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
The U.S. Drought Monitor is released weekly as part of partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the USDA.