Weekend rainfall sets June record


The weekend storm set a new record for San Luis Obispo for total rainfall in the month of June.

Local forecaster John Lindsey said that 1.05 inches of rain fell at Cal Poly, where official records for San Luis Obispo are kept. That breaks the previous rainfall total for June of .80, set in 1991.

Lindsey noted that prior to this past weekend, measurable rain had fallen in San Luis Obispo only three other times in June since the year 2000.

Skies will start clearing today and the rest of the week is forecast to be sunny for most of the county, Lindsey said, though the coast will experience morning fog more typical of June gloom.

"Dry weather will continue along the Central Coast and we likely have seen the last of the precipitation for the 2010-11 rain season as we now head into the normal dry summer months," said Lindsey. The official rain year ends June 30.

Temperatures in the North County will warm into the 80s by week’s end, while San Luis Obispo and the coast will see daytime highs remaining in the 60s to low 70s.