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SLO County rainfall totals as of Wednesday morning

Part of Santa Rosa Creek Road near Cambria falls into raging waters

Floodwaters from the creek undercut a segment of Santa Rosa Creek Road about five miles east of Cambria, sending most of the eastbound lane down into the creek Monday, January 9, 2017. Some of the damage to the road is near Coast Union High School
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Floodwaters from the creek undercut a segment of Santa Rosa Creek Road about five miles east of Cambria, sending most of the eastbound lane down into the creek Monday, January 9, 2017. Some of the damage to the road is near Coast Union High School

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)

0.40

Arroyo Grande, South Halcyon Road

0.38

Atascadero (SLOCountyWater.org)

1.68

Avila Valley (PG&E Energy Education Center)

0.68

Avila Beach, San Luis Bay Estates

0.58

Baywood Park

0.21

Cal Poly

0.74

Cambria (SLOCountyWater.org)

0.72

Camp San Luis

0.92

Creston Elementary School

0.67

Creston at Humbug Vineyards

0.33

Davis Peak (SLOCountyWater.org)

0.92

Diablo Canyon

0.18

Hog Canyon (SLOCountyWater.org)

0.55

Islay Hill

0.99

Lopez Dam (SLOCountyWater.org)

1.15

Lopez Recreation Area (SLOCountyWater.org)

1.41

Los Osos at Cottontail Lane

0.32

Los Osos (SLOCountyWater.org)

0.24

Mission Prep

0.66

Morro Bay

0.16

Morro Bay (North Cloisters)

0.20

Nipomo, East

0.32

Nipomo, South

0.35

Nipomo, Clamshell Mountain

0.53

Oceano (SLOCountyWater.org)

0.28

Paso Robles Municipal Airport

0.58

Paso Robles, Union Road & Riverglen Drive

0.93

Pismo Beach

0.71

Prefumo Canyon, San Luis Obispo

1.84

Rocky Butte

4.32

Santa Maria Public Airport

0.45

Santa Margarita

3.00

San Miguel

0.40

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport

0.73

San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau

0.89

San Simeon

0.80

See Canyon at Creekside Farms

0.77

Shandon

0.43

Templeton

1.56

Vandenberg Air Force Base

0.30

Source: John Lindsey, PG&E

The Salinas River was flowing through Atascadero and Paso Robles on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, after several storms had passed through San Luis Obispo County in recent days. This video was shot on the Niblick Road overpass in Paso Robles and on Halco

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