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Latest storms put L.A. rain totals well above normal

February 20, 2011 |  7:42 am

The latest round of storms boosted Los Angeles' rainfall total to 14 inches so far this season, well above  normal.

The rains dumped less than an inch of rain in most parts of the L.A. Basin. But it added to an already drenched season, including December, which was the wettest on record.

The rains moved out early Sunday morning but not before causing problems on local roads. Flooding closed a portion of the 110 Freeway in Pasadena as well as several roads in Orange County. But no mudslides were reported in areas burned by recent brush fires.

The snow level dropped to 3,500 feet, but major passes such as the Grapevine remained open. Hail was reported in South Los Angeles and parts of the San Gabriel Valley.

Typically by this point in the season, L.A. has recorded less than 10 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service said there was a chance of more rain by Friday.

-- Shelby Grad

 

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