Bay Area gets just 2% of normal February rainfall

It’s no longer a sure bet that El Niño will be a drought killer.

That’s because all those February dry and sunny days produced pitiful rainfall totals around the Bay Area, leaving the region with some major catching up to do in March.

The latest numbers from the National Weather Service show everywhere in the Bay Area is below normal in rainfall for the year.

Since January, when the first good spate of storms in years started to hit, San Francisco has had just under 8 inches of rain. Normally - during non-drought years - the city gets almost 9 inches by this point.