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Storm brings record rainfall totals in Southern California

May 17, 2011 |  9:06 pm

Daily records for temperature and rainfall totals were tied and broken Tuesday as a storm system hit Southern California.

The low temperature at UCLA was 49 degrees, tying a record set in 1962, according the National Weather Service.

A record rainfall total for the day was set at Los Angeles International Airport.  Tuesday's 0.23 inches of rain at LAX eclipsed a record of 0.12 inches that had stood since 1949, the Weather Service said.

Long Beach Airport received 0.25 inches of rain, breaking a record of trace rainfall set in 2004.

In Ventura County, Camarillo had 0.19 inches of rain. The previous record was 0.12 inches set in 1994.

The Weather Service said showers were expected to linger in the Los Angeles area through Wednesday. Snow levels would be about 5,500 to 6,000 feet with some areas receiving 1 to 3 inches of snow.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
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