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Storm Totals: December 11th-13th, 2009

Posted December 15, 2009, 8:16 AM.

A series of fast-moving fronts drenched the inland valleys over the weekend, especially Saturday, causing few problems but leaving between a half and two inches of rain.

The first storm entered the region Friday morning, and light rain fell in the morning and evening.

Saturday was characterized by by two fronts with virtually no break between them. Rain was light in the morning, then heavy in the afternoon and evening.

Showers lingered into Sunday and were mostly done by noon.

The week of storms catapulted many communities above normal for the season. Temecula, for instance, was three quarters of an inch above normal-to-date totals on Tuesday (4.13"). Lake Elsinore was more than an inch above its normal-to-date total (2.27").

Murrieta was still a little below normal (4.15"), as was Menifee (2.04"), Hemet (4.14"), Fallbrook (4.37") and De Luz (4.37").

Other WeatherCurrents locations are not old enough yet to calculate season-to-date totals.

The following rainfall totals were recorded:

Location Storm Totals  Season  Source
Temecula Valley Wine Country 1.90"  4.70"  Jim Sappington
Lake Elsinore 1.83"  3.49"  WeatherCurrents
Northwest Murrieta 1.77"1  3.98"  WeatherCurrents
De Luz 1.75"  4.37"  WeatherCurrents
French Valley 1.60"  3.56"  WeatherCurrents
South Temecula 1.58"  4.13"  WeatherCurrents
South Fallbrook 1.56"  N/A  Dan Townley
South Fallbrook 1.46"  3.90"  WeatherCurrents
Wildomar 1.35"  2.88"  WeatherCurrents
South Fallbrook (Canonita) 1.25"  4.04"  R.C. Blankenhorn
Eastern Murrieta 1.16"  2.73"  Reginald Stanley
East Hemet 1.55"  3.47"  WeatherCurrents
East San Jacinto 0.90"  3.16"  Monty Parrott
Moreno Valley 0.88"1  2.11"  WeatherCurrents
Riverside (Canyon Crest) 0.79"  1.77"  WeatherCurrents
Menifee (Sun City) 0.62"  1.84"  WeatherCurrents
Perris 0.56"1  1.67"  WeatherCurrents
  1. Adjusted totals due to rain gauge clogs.
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