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Rain totals: Latest storm system hammers SLO and Santa Barbara Counties

Posted at 10:07 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 13:07:53-05

The storm that moved through the Central Coast overnight Saturday into Sunday brought with it another batch of heavy rains, dropping over 2 inches of rain in some parts of San Luis Obispo County.

In the past 24 hours, Paso Robles has received 2.25 inches of rain and Atascadero has received 1.93 inches of rain, according to the SLO County Water Authority.

Santa Margarita and the Salinas Dam were the top precipitation earners, receiving 2.64 inches and 3.23 inches of rain respectively. Half an inch fell at the Salinas Dam just over a 6-hour period from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday.

San Luis Obispo began to experience high winds and heavy rains around 8 p.m. Saturday. The 24-hour rain totals vary across the city with .95 inches recorded near the SLO Airport, 1.22 inches measured at the SLO Reservoir, and 1.26 inches at Camp San Luis.

According to the rain increment data, Santa Maria received less than a third of an inch over the past 24 hours.

In Santa Barbara County, less rain fell Saturday night into Sunday morning compared to Friday into Saturday.

Santa Barbara County rain data shows varied totals across the County, with a tenth of an inch of rain recorded near USCB and over a third of an inch falling in Montecito over the past 12 hours.

The burn scar area of the Whittier Fire received 1.59 inches of rain and the Thomas Fire burn scar area received as much as 1.85 inches of rain.