Storm Drops Heavy Rain On Parts Of Central, South Coasts
San Marcos Pass gets nearly 8" of rain; Ventura County's Matilija Dam records 6".
The biggest storm of the season has dropped two to four inches of rain on much of the Central and South Coasts, and even more in many mountain and foothill areas.
The storm lived up to the forecast, dropping heavy rain, but fortunately there were no serious debris flow issues in Santa Barbara County’s Alisal brush fire burn zone. A Flash Flood watch, and evacuation orders were cancelled this afternoon.
The most rainfall recorded in the region was on San Marcos Pass, with nearly 8”.
Rainfall totals on the Central Coast include 2.3” in San Luis Obispo, 2.7” in Pismo Beach, 2.9” in Lompoc, and 3.4” in Solvang. On the South Coast, Santa Barbara had 3.5” of rain, Carpinteria 2.4”, 1.8” in Ventura, 1.3” in Camarillo, and 1.1” in Simi Valley.
Ventura County’s mountains could get up to three feet of snow above the 3,500 foot level.
The storm is clearing the area Tuesday night. Another storm could drop a quarter of an inch on the Central Coast Thursday. And, there’s a third system coming Monday, but rainfall amounts could also be light.