‘Pretty decent rainfall’ hits SLO County as storms finally roll through
Rain continued to fall across San Luis Obispo County on Friday — and more could be on the way early next week.
The highest rainfall totals were recorded at Rocky Butte near San Simeon, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. Two days after receiving 3 inches of rain, an additional 1.42 inches fell at Rocky Butte.
Two other locations in the county also received more than an inch of rainfall Friday: Avila Valley (1.02 inches) and See Canyon at Creekside Farms (1 inch).
“We’re starting to see pretty decent rainfall totals from this series of storms that have rolled through,” Lindsey said.
Arroyo Grande, Diablo Canyon, Islay Hill, Lopez Lake Recreation Area, Mission Prep, Oceano and the San Luis Obispo County airport all recorded at least a half-inch of rain Friday.
Moving forward, a break in the rain is expected in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties beginning Saturday night and continuing into Monday, Lindsey said.
But, “a deep-trough of low pressure is forecast to drop southward along the coast next week,” Lindsey added, “which will open the door to a series of storms that are expected to move through Central California starting Tuesday night and continuing through Thursday, with periods of gale-force southerly winds and moderate to heavy rain.”
24-hour rainfall totals as of 4 p.m. Friday (in inches)
Arroyo Grande (SLOCountyWater.org)
Avila Valley (PG&E Energy Education Center)
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)
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 Botanical Garden
See Canyon at Creekside Farms
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Source: John Lindsey, PG&E