L.A. County remains dry, most of Southern California avoids Northern California storm system by Tuesday night
Updated 8 a.m.
A heavy dose of rain brings plenty of benefits to Southern California, but the state remains on its best behavior through the weekend.
L.A. County is at its driest on record, so the rest of the state will avoid the worst of the rain from the northern half of the Golden State.
After the region experienced a deluge and flooding, the first significant rainfall falls Wednesday morning, with a significant outbreak in the afternoon.
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., L.A. County has received a total of 22.25 inches of rain for the month of November, including two days when the rainfall total exceeded 50 inches, bringing October rainfall total to 48 inches.
In addition to the steady rain, the winds aren’t as high, at just 27 mph, which is quite a contrast to the record-breaking wind speeds in L.A. County on Monday.
The most recent record for L.A. County was set back in 2010, when a gust of 47 mph was measured in the foothills by the city of Calico.
The city of Pasadena set its record for the strongest gust in an hour on Monday at 54 mph, while Burbank was clocked at 55 mph.
The National Weather Service reports the average daily rainfall in L.A. County is 17.71 inches.
At 6:26 p.m. Tuesday, the daily total of rain across the county has reached 32.25 inches, with a gust of 37 mph, the most recent record. This is an increase of 11.88 inches from Monday.
The daily total of rainfall across the county has reached 1.78 inches at 9:53 p.m., with the wind gust reaching 35 mph, the most recent record. This is an increase of 17.71 inches from Monday.
The county remains dry and warm, with