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Location, location, location: Some in the Tri-Counties got a little rain, while others got a lot

Rainfall totals ranged from around an inch to four plus inches from the recent storm activity in the Tri-Counties.

Totals ranged from around an inch to more than four inches in some mountain areas.

It was mostly light rainfall for the Central and South Coasts during the last five days, but the totals are impressive for some spots.

The mountains in the Tri-Counties had the highest rainfall totals. Cuesta Grade recorded nearly 5.8” of rain, and San Marcos Pass had 4.8”.

The Central Coast had much higher numbers than the South Coast. Keep in mind these are five day totals. Arroyo Grande had 4.4” of rain, and Lompoc 1.4”. At KCLU’s transmitter on Gibraltar Peak above Montecito, there was 2.8” of rain, while Ojai had 1.26” and Oxnard nine tenths of an inch.

The most impressive total? An umbrella wouldn’t help! Rocky Butte, in the mountains of northwestern San Luis Obispo County, with a whopping 10.7 inches of rain.

More rain is on the way. There could be showers starting on the Central Coast early Tuesday morning, spreading south during the day. But, mostly scattered showers are predicted.

A more substantial storm could arrive on Friday, but the computer models are still a little vague on the exact timing, and how much rain we can expect.

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.