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Ojai Rain Totals Less Than Half Of Average

By Logan Hall

Ojai Valley residents got a chance to don rain gear over the weekend for the first time this year. Small storms dumped their payloads on the valley on Saturday and Monday, and puddles began to form on street corners and gutter. As those puddles dry up however, Ojai still faces drought conditions. National Weather Service experts from the Ventura County station say the valley has seen less than 50 percent of its average rainfall since July. “We have La Niña conditions which usually leads to drier weather,” said NWS meteorologist

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