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Rainfall totals in San Luis Obispo County for October storm

Stanford Drive in San Luis Obispo during the storm Tuesday afternoon. Photo by John Sherry.
Stanford Drive in San Luis Obispo during the storm Tuesday afternoon. Photo by John Sherry.

Tuesday's storm produced some record-setting rainfall in areas of San Luis Obispo County for the month of October.

Totals ranged from 2.85 inches at Diablo Canyon to 9.25 inches on Highway 41 between Atascadero and Morro Bay, according to John Lindsey, meteorologist at Diablo canyon nuclear power plant.

The coastal mountains south of Monterey receieved more than 21 inches of rain, Lindsey said. He called the storm "one of the most intense weather systems I've seen during the month of October."

The southerly winds peaked around noon at Diablo Canyon on Tuesday at 37.8 mph sustained with gusts up to 48.5 mph, according to Lindsey. The winds have since decrease substantially.

Scattered rain showers will continue through this afternoon, ending by tonight. Partly cloudy skies with areas of night and morning fog and mild temperatures are forecast tonight through Thursday.

With a very moist airmass in place, patchy dense ground fog is possible across all areas tonight and through tomorrow morning, according to Lindsey.

-Larissa Doust

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