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More rain records shattered in Southern California

Sunday was the rainiest Dec. 19 in decades, the National Weather Service said. The weather service has updated record-breaking totals of precipitation through midnight Sunday:

San Gabriel: 2.96 inches of rain, breaking the record of 1.9 inches in 1970.

Downtown Los Angeles: 2.8 inches of rain, breaking the record of 2.12 inches set in 1921.

Los Angeles International Airport: 2.23 inches of rain, breaking an old record of 1.62 inches in 1984.

Long Beach Airport: 2.07 inches of rain, breaking the record of 0.52 inches in 1984.

Precipitation totals since the storm began Thursday were immense for Southern California, which has been soaked from a rare warm subtropical system hailing from Asia. Downtown L.A. gets an average of 15 inches of rain a year.

Rainfall totals since Thursday, as of Monday morning:

L.A. County mountains: Up to 11.12 inches was recorded as falling in the L.A. County mountains, although rain gauges saw many totals in the range of 5 to 8 inches.

Devore: 10.57 inches

Cal State San Bernardino: 7.75 inches

Claremont: 6.21 inches

La Verne: 6.07 inches

Beverly HIlls: 5.59 inches

Hollywood Reservoir: 5.15 inches

Pasadena: 5.05 inches

Santa Monica: 4.9 inches

UCLA: 4.49 inches

Northridge: 4.46 inches

San Gabriel and Whittier: 4.44 inches

Downtown L.A.: 4.35 inches

Los Angeles International Airport: 4.19 inches

Temecula: 4.09 inches

Long Beach Airport: 4.07 inches

Canoga Park: 4.01 inches

Fullerton: 3.24 inches

Lake Forest: 2.97 inches

Huntington Beach: 2.94 inches

San Juan Capistrano: 2.88 inches

-- Rong-Gong Lin II


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I am sorry forgive me for being able to read and comprehend but the record totals for Los Angeles have not been broken according to your own calculations.


Good for Jazz!! Yeah! Records SHATTERED for specific day....big whoop....it's the new shouting, exaggerated headlines. And while I'm on the subject, gold IS NOT at an all time high....adjusted for inflation it was selling for over $2,300/ounce in the early 1980s. But no, every headling shouts "Record Breaking Price..." But I digress. Good job, Jazz.

According to the article, the records have indeed been broken.

The major prediction by climatologists of the effects of increased atmospheric CO2 is increases in extreme weather. How many "hundred year" floods have we seen lately? How many recording breaking storms?

Or maybe god is just mad at Republicans.

Love how loons will throw in an attack on the GOP....
No wonder the rest of the United States cannot wait for Cali to break off and float away. Wouldn't be a bad thing, taking Smancy Pelotox and Don't Call Me Ma'am Boxer with them.


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