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February 15, 2013 | 1:18 PM

Peter Jensen of Napa Valley Register reports: 

Napans have no doubt enjoyed the ample amounts of sunshine recently, but may not have realized the warm weather is a record-breaker — January was the driest on record. Rainfall gauges at Napa State Hospital recorded a scant .34 inches of rain in January. Upvalley was not much wetter, either: gauges at Pacific Union College in Angwin recorded .64 inches of rain.

That broke the record, which was previously set in 1976, said Steve Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. By comparison, January 2012 had 4.89 inches of rain at Napa State Hospital, and 7.16 inches at Pacific Union College, according to the data. “It’s not normal,” Anderson said.  

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