San Luis Obispo County experienced one of its rainiest stretches in nearly a decade over the past 48 hours, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.
As an “atmospheric river” moved through the Central Coast on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, numerous locations around the county received several inches of rainfall.
Rocky Butte near San Simeon reported 10.5 inches of rain as of 3 p.m. Thursday, Lindsey said, while 18 other locations received at least 4 inches of rain.
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“Two weeks ago, San Luis Obispo was at about 30 percent of average rainfall,” Lindsey said. “Today its increased to 61 percent of normal.”
Looking ahead, Lindsey said dry weather is forecast for Friday, with a few rain showers expected Saturday into Sunday morning.
Temperatures will gradually warm to above normal by mid-next week, with many locations expected to reach the low 70s, Lindsey said.
48-hour rainfall totals as of 3 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018 (in inches)
Arroyo Grande (SLOCountyWater.org)
Arroyo Grande, South Halcyon Road
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)
Morro Bay (North Cloisters)
Paso Robles Municipal Airport
Paso Robles, Union Road & Riverglen Drive
Santa Maria Public Airport
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport
See Canyon at Creekside Farms
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Source: John Lindsey, PG&E