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: 'It's Heartbreaking': ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres Closing Permanently Due To Pandemic Losses
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: 'We Are Seeing Our Economy Come Back To Life': Study Shows That Consumer Confidence In OC Is On The Rise As Residents Brace For Light At The End Of The Tunnel
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: 2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home, Investigation Ongoing
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.