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More rain records shattered in Southern California

December 20, 2010 |  9:43 am

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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