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Posted: March 1, 2014 at 3:16 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We need several large storms and we just don’t see that on the horizon.” Eric Boldt, a National Weather Service meteorologist, after heavy rains fell on California but offered little relief from one of the worst droughts in the state’s history

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