California Storms Mark Wettest Three Weeks in Bay Area Since Abraham Lincoln Was President

The San Francisco Bay Area has experienced the wettest three-week period since Abraham Lincoln was president during the Great Flood of 1862 — and t...

January 18, 2023
6:30 PM

The San Francisco Bay Area has experienced the wettest three-week period since Abraham Lincoln was president during the Great Flood of 1862 — and the winter isn't over yet. Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg (Library of Congress/Getty) The San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday: New rainfall totals show that no person alive has ever experienced a three-week period as wet as the past three weeks were in the Bay Area. The last time it happened, Abraham Lincoln was president. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, a total of 17 inches of rain fell in downtown San Francisco.

Joel B. Pollak