The first six weeks of 2013 have been the driest on record for Sonoma County and neighboring Napa County, based on measurements at their respective airports, the National Weather Service reports.
Just 1.02 inches of rainfall were recorded at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport from Jan. 1 to 4 p.m Sunday, besting the same time period in 2011 for a new record, meteorologists said.
In 2011, 1.85 inches of rain were measured at the airport, the National Weather Service said.
Total rainfall of 9.13 inches is considered normal.
But rainfall varies at different locations around the county.