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How wet was it? Storm dumped five inches of rain on parts of Central, South Coasts

Mike Eliason
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
No major debris flow or flooding issues were reported in the Alisal brush fire burn area from Monday's storm.

Despite some impressive rainfall totals, no major debris flow or flooding issues reported.

The Central and South Coasts are drying out Tuesday morning from the powerful storm which swept through the region, dropping more than five inches of rain in spots.

Despite some impressive numbers, no major flooding issues were reported.

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties had one to five inches of rain, while Ventura County’s totals ranged from around a half inch to three inches.

San Luis Obispo County had the highest rainfall totals in the region. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo recorded 5.4” of rain, Arroyo Grande had 2”, and Nipomo 1.3”

In Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria had 1.3” of rain, San Marcos Pass 4.5”, and Refugio Pass 3.5” of rain. There was an Evacuation Order and Flash Flood Watch for the Alisal brush fire burn area, but there were no debris flow or flooding issues.

Rainfall totals were much lighter in Ventura County. Ventura, Camarillo, and Westlake Village each had .70” of rain. Red Mountain had one of the highest totals in the county, with 3” of rain.

The fast moving storm cleared our area Monday night.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.