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Southern California Storm: Rainfall records are falling



The atmospheric river hitting Southern California this week will likely break all-time rainfall records, and some daily records have already fallen.

Downtown Los Angeles received 4.10 inches of rain on Feb. 4, shattering the old record of 2.55 inches set in 1927, according to the National Weather Service. This was also the third-wettest February day and the 10th rainiest day in downtown L.A. since records began in 1877.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) received 1.76 inches of rain, breaking the old record of .56 inches, the weather service said.

The Long Beach Airport received 1.50 inches of rain, breaking the old record of .69 inches set on Feb. 4, 1975. The Santa Barbara Airport also saw a daily record of 2.39 inches of rain.

Some of the highest rainfall totals as of 4 a.m. include:

  • Woodland Hills: 9.29”
  • Agoura Hills: 7.43”
  • Bel Air: 9.25”
  • Matilija Canyon: 8.11”
  • Sepulveda Canyon at Mulholland: 9.57”’
  • Lytle Creek: 6.38”
  • Beverly Hills: 6.36”
  • Porter Ranch: 6.83”
  • Calabasas: 6.11”
  • Van Nuys: 5.25”
  • Alhambra: 4.93”
  • Newhall: 4.92”

To see how much rain fell in your community, visit the KTLA map of California rainfall totals.

Tap here for official rainfall reports from the National Weather Service.


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