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Storm System Drops Up To 3" Of Rain On Parts Of Central, South Coasts; No Flooding Reported

A cold front passing through the Central and South Coasts brought up to three inches of rain in parts of the region, but no major issues have been reported in the region’s brush fire burn zones. The heaviest rainfall has been in the mountains. Rainfall totals include 2.5”of rain on East Camino Cielo, and, 2.4” in Santa Barbara.

In Ventura County, La Conchita had 1.3”, Ventura an inch, Ojai .77”, and Newbury Park recorded .27”. San Luis Obispo County had some of the heaviest rain. Pismo Beach had 1.3”, and San Luis Obispo an inch.

The cold front could create another inch of rain before the system leaves the area Monday. Some minor rock and mud slides have been reported in areas like San Marcos Pass, but the concerns have not reached levels where they would trigger evacuations.

A fast moving low pressure system could drop more rain in the region Christmas Day into Thursday, with more than an inch of rain possible in spots.

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.