Tuesday Top of the Scroll: So. Much. Rain. Southern California’s two-day total is expected to be among top 5 in history
Beyond evacuations, mudslides, outages and road flooding, the atmospheric river that drenched Southern California over the last few days brought eye-popping rainfall totals to the region — with still more to come Tuesday. Rainfall topped 11 inches in some areas of Los Angeles County in three days, easily surpassing the average amount recorded for the entire month of February, according to the National Weather Service. “And February is our wettest month,” said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard… As of 10 p.m. Monday, downtown Los Angeles had recorded 7.04 inches of rain over the prior three days. The February average is 3.80 inches. That three-day total is nearly 50% of the average amount of rainfall for an entire year for downtown Los Angeles.
- Los Angeles Times: Deadly storm continues to batter Southern California amid new flood, mudslide fears
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- The Guardian: California flooding - how atmospheric rivers led to a state of emergency
- Fox Weather: Atmospheric river drenches Los Angeles with record-setting rain, blasts Sierras with 160 mph gusts
- Newsweek: California Reservoir Impressive Dam Release Amid ‘Intense’ Storm