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Heavy Rain Hits Parts Of Central, South Coasts But No Major Issues In Brush Fire Burn Zones

(National Weather Service Image from 1-29)
West Coast satellite image shows major storm hitting region tracking east

Meteorologists promised the storm which hit the Central and South Coasts this week would be a memorable one, and it didn’t disappoint with rainfall totals topping 15 inches in some Central Coast mountains.

The four day rainfall totals are huge, but fortunately no major issues were reported in the region’s brush fire burn zones.  There was some localized street and creek flooding.  The main storm front cleared our region late Thursday night, but we could see some scattered showers and even a chance of thunderstorms Friday.

The largest rainfall totals are on the Central Coast. More than 15 inches of rain was recorded in the mountains of northwestern San Luis Obispo County.  San Luis Obispo had more than nine inches of rain, and Arroyo Grande six inches.

In Santa Barbara County, Lompoc had more than six inches of rain, Solvang topped five inches, and Santa Barbara had about three and a half inches.  Ventura County’s totals were on the light side, including three quarters of an inch of rain in Oxnard, and close to an inch in Newbury Park.