In downtown Los Angeles, 1.82 inches of rain was recorded Saturday, surpassing the previous record set in 1978; light rain is forecast for southern California this Monday
The weekend storm brought record rainfall to some areas of Los Angeles, while light rain is expected in the region this Monday.
Good morning! While you were sleeping, we had some more rain move through SoCal. 🌧️
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) January 16, 2023
In downtown Los Angeles, 1.82 inches of rain fell on Saturday, breaking the record of 1.56 inches that had been set in 1978.
In the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) area, there was a record rainfall of 1.53 inches, obliterating the previous record of 1.51 inches, also set in 1978.
Another area that recorded record rainfall was at the Long Beach Airport, with 1.72 inches, enough to surpass the 1.48 inches of 1978, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Since Saturday morning it began to rain in Los Angeles County and the precipitation became more intense in the late afternoon. During the night it decreased in intensity and abated until Sunday afternoon, before the entry of a second less powerful winter storm.
The phenomenon is forecast to continue through the morning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
County health authorities have issued a low temperature advisory for the mountains, which will remain in effect until 3:00 a.m. of this Tuesday.
It is also active until 10:00 p.m. Tuesday issued a high surf advisory for southern California beaches.
The new rainfall has hindered the work of the crews that are still working on cleaning streets and avenues after the winter storms that occurred last week.
A sinkhole that opened up on a Calabasas highway, into which two vehicles fell, was growing in size. The sinkhole on Iverson Road was estimated to have increased in size to about 45 feet in depth as it spread across all lanes of the road.
The Los Angeles City Council approved $500,000 in emergency funding for sump repair work, plus another $450,000 for storm repairs on Mulholland Drive, between Summit Circle and Bowmont Drive, which was closed Sunday for residents. non-residents.
On Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass declared a local state of emergency due to recent storms and rain forecast for the next several days.
California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors also declared a state of storm emergency to speed up disaster relief efforts for the rains.
Drier conditions are expected this Tuesday, although some Santa Ana winds are forecast throughout the week.
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