Tuesday night’s rain soaked the Central Coast and brought some places close to their average yearly rainfall.
Rocky Butte received another four inches of rain Tuesday, bringing this season’s total up to 39 inches, John Lindsey said. That’s what the area usually receives in a year.
Nipomo, which usually receives an average of 18 inches per year, has so far received 16.4 inches. Lake Lopez, which usually receives about 23 inches on average, has received 17.5 inches this year. Oceano is also getting close: they’re already at 13.2 inches and their average is 16. Templeton is at 11.74 inches. Their average is 14.7.
“Just the way these systems have set up have really made a big difference in rainfall totals,” Lindsey said. With one more storm system expected to move into the area Thursday morning, the season-to-date totals could go up even more.
As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Atascadero received 1.68 inches of rain. The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport reported 0.73 inches, and San Simeon reported 0.80 inches.
The Thursday rain is forecast to bring another quarter-inch to three-quarters-inch of rain, Lindsey said. After that, the skies will be dry through Tuesday, with more rain moving in later next week.
Here’s how much rain fell in your town in the past 24 hours:
24-hour rainfall totals as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 (in inches)
Arroyo Grande (SLOCountyWater.org)
Arroyo Grande, South Halcyon Road
Avila Valley (PG&E Energy Education Center)
Avila Beach, San Luis Bay Estates
Camp San Luis
Creston Elementary School
Creston at Humbug Vineyards
Davis Peak (SLOCountyWater.org)
Hog Canyon (SLOCountyWater.org)
Lopez Dam (SLOCountyWater.org)
Lopez Recreation Area (SLOCountyWater.org)
Los Osos at Cottontail Lane
Los Osos (SLOCountyWater.org)
Morro Bay (North Cloisters)
Nipomo, Clamshell Mountain
Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Paso Robles, Union Road & Riverglen Drive
Prefumo Canyon, San Luis Obispo
Santa Maria Public Airport
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
See Canyon at Creekside Farms
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Source: John Lindsey, PG&E