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SLO County gets some much-needed rain

A man in flip flops carrying a red umbrella dashes across Marsh Street during the first significant rain San Luis Obispo has experienced in a long while.
A man in flip flops carrying a red umbrella dashes across Marsh Street during the first significant rain San Luis Obispo has experienced in a long while.

It wasn’t much, but San Luis Obispo County saw some much-needed rain Sunday, with some spots getting nearly an inch. 

Sunday’s rainfall is a far cry from the torrential amount needed to make up for this year’s unusually dry year.

Since July 1, the start of the rain year, only 0.53 inches of rain had been recorded at the Diablo Canyon Ocean Lab, excluding Sunday’s rainfall. The normal average for this time of year is 11.5 inches.

The rain is expected to clear up Monday, and conditions will remain clear into Thursday, when a cold front may bring some scattered rainfall, according to PG&E forecasts.

Otherwise, inland temperatures will be in the high 50s and low 60s, while coastal temperatures will stay in the low 60s.

Rainfall totals around SLO County

Sunday’s rainfall totals, as of 6 p.m.:



Adelaida:

0.80”



Arroyo Grande:

0.33”



Atascadero:

0.48”



Avila Valley:

0.32”



Baywood Park:

0.26”



Cal Poly:

0.99”*



Cambria:

0.43”



Camp San Luis:

0.79”



Cayucos:

0.30”



Condor Lookout:

0.25”



Creston Elementary School:

0.39”



Diablo Canyon:

0.55”



Los Osos:

0.59”



Mission Prep:

0.51”



Morro Bay:

0.86”



Nipomo:

0.35”



Paso Robles airport:

0.50”



Rocky Butte:

0.79”



Santa Maria airport:

0.14”



Santa Margarita:

0.88”



SLO airport:

0.35”



San Simeon:

0.35”



See Canyon:

0.47”



Templeton:

0.40”



Vandenberg AFB:

0.22”

* As of 11:15 p.m.

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