Source: reports the continuing onslaught of powerful Pacific storms is producing beneficial rainfall for California crops. Although the rain has caused major flooding and downed power lines in California and Arizona, the precipitation is very good for the region's agriculture," said Agricultural Meteorologist Dale Mohler.

Mohler said deep mountain snow accumulation is necessary because it provides a water source for the crops during the dry California summers. "The mountain snow will melt during the summer," Mohler said. "The crops need this secondary water source during dry periods."

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