Los Angeles (CBSLA) – The lower half of California may just have hit the end of the atmospheric, river-fired bomb cyclone, but it was still enough to break a few rain records.
October is not known as a big rainy month, so several records have been broken at airports from Paso Robles in central California to Long Beach Airport in Los Angeles County.
Rain records on a calendar day that were set today in #SantaMaria and #LongBeach. #cawx #larain pic.twitter.com/aYluFF9OFq
– NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 26, 2021
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Most of the rainfall was recorded in Paso Robles, which recorded 1.54 inches of rain on Monday, breaking the 0.18 record set in 1950.
Santa Barbara Airport took nearly a full inch of rain, recording 0.96, breaking the old record of 0.02 set in 2000. Camarillo Airport in Ventura County received 0.7 inches of rain, slightly higher than 0.39 in 1940.
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Los Angeles County’s airports didn’t see as much rain, but they still broke records in LAX and Long Beach. LAX’s 1951 record of 0.19 was broken by the 0.39 inches it received on Monday while Long Beach rains came in at 0.13, breaking the previous record of 0.08 in 2010.
Further south and inland, fewer communities broke rainfall records – with the exception of Big Bear Lake, which received 1.11 inches of rain on Monday and broke the old 1989 record of 0.56. Anaheim also broke its 2010 record of 0.16 inches of rain because it received 0.20 on Monday.
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Monday’s storm gave way to clear skies and cool conditions on Tuesday, but forecasters say 8-foot waves in the LA and Ventura counties along with gusty winds continue to make ocean conditions dangerous.