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Storms leave behind more than 2 feet of rain in mountain areas

December 22, 2010 |  6:49 pm

The storms that have deluged Southern California for the last seven days were starting to clear out Wednesday evening, leaving behind more than 2 feet of rain in the mountains.

The wettest spot in Southern California appeared to be in the San Bernardino Mountains, where 26.35 inches of rain plopped onto Lytle Creek, which has burst beyond its banks in recent days and forced authorities to rescue stranded motorists.

Close behind was the San Gabriel Mountains, where Tanbark Flats above La Verne was doused with 24.57 inches of rain. Santiago Peak in the Santa Ana Mountains clocked in at 22.28 inches.

Here's a sampling of rainfall totals:

  • Devore 22.39
  • Lake Arrowhead 19.24
  • Cal State San Bernardino 18.66
  • Palomar Mountain 18.23
  • San Gabriel Dam 18.23
  • Santa Anita Dam 15.11
  • Claremont 13.57
  • Temecula 12.91
  • La Verne 12.76
  • Eaton Dam 12.52
  • Pasadena 12.46
  • Lake Elsinore 11.04
  • Brea 10.8
  • Lake Forest 10.49
  • Chino Hills 10.47
  • San Juan Capistrano 9.65
  • Santa Fe Dam 9.53
  • Laguna Beach 9.51
  • Ontario 9.41
  • Whittier 9.18
  • Eagle Rock Reservoir 9.09
  • Hollywood Reservoir 9.01
  • Ojai 8.87
  • Beverly Hills 8.62
  • Long Beach 8.35
  • Pacoima 8.04
  • Downtown Los Angeles 7.96
  • Pomona 7.92
  • Newhall 7.44
  • Santa Monica 7.4
  • Oxnard Civic Center 7.27
  • Los Angeles International Airport 7.07
  • Northridge 6.87
  • UCLA 6.64
  • Ventura 6.39
  • La Conchita 6.3
  • Thousand Oaks 6.11
  • Fillmore 6.04
  • Agoura Hills 6.02
  • Van Nuys 5.85
  • San Gabriel 5.74
  • Burbank 5.42
  • Torrance 5.29
  • Woodland Hills 4.92
  • Redondo Beach 4.79
  • Lancaster 3.47

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-- Rong-Gong Lin II

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