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Storm totals: January 21st, 2012

By John C. Toman. Posted January 22, 2012, 12:20 PM.

The second storm of what has been a dry January reached southwards and dumped widely variable rainfall on Southern California's inland valleys Saturday.

The storm was fast-moving, with most of the rain falling in the morning hours. Rainfall was light to moderate in most locations (heavier in Simi), followed by showers in the early afternoon.

The northern areas of the WeatherCurrents network received the most, as expected. Simi Valley led the way with 0.77", followed by San Bernardino at 0.60" and Beaumont (Cherry Valley) at 0.50".

Some of the rain-prone areas also received significant rainfall. De Luz got 0.45" and Fallbrook 0.42".

Other significant totals were recorded in Lake Elsinore (0.27"), Moreno Valley (0.27"), Wildomar (0.25"), Hemet (0.22"), Murrieta (0.21") and Temecula (0.19").

At the bottom were Menifee (0.08"), Riverside (0.13") and French Valley (0.14").

Skies remained partly cloudy Sunday following the storm's exit. Another storm, originally expected to be weaker than the first, now looks stronger and colder, and is poised to deliver half of an inch of rainfall, perhaps more in some locations, on Monday.

Following Monday's storm, high pressure is expected to re-build over Southern California, and the jet stream, which delivered this pair of storms, will revert back to the north.

Here are the rain totals for the WeatherCurrents network and associates:

Location Storm  Season  Source
Simi Valley 0.77"  4.62"  WeatherCurrents
San Bernardino 0.60"  4.28"  WeatherCurrents
Beaumont (Cherry Valley) 0.50"  0.91"1  WeatherCurrents
De Luz 0.45"  6.22"  WeatherCurrents
South Fallbrook (Canonita) 0.47"  4.69"  R.C. Blankenhorn
South Fallbrook 0.42"  4.86"  WeatherCurrents
Lake Elsinore 0.27"  4.37"  WeatherCurrents
Moreno Valley 0.27"  3.02"  WeatherCurrents
Wildomar 0.25"  3.64"  WeatherCurrents
East Hemet 0.22"  4.04"  WeatherCurrents
Northwest Murrieta 0.21"  4.30"  WeatherCurrents
South Temecula 0.19"  4.28"  WeatherCurrents
East San Jacinto 0.19"  4.02"  Monty Parrott
Temecula Valley Wine Country 0.15"  4.11"  Jim Sappington
French Valley 0.14"  3.92"  WeatherCurrents
East Murrieta 0.14"  3.67"  Reginald Stanley
Riverside - Canyon Crest 0.13"  2.91"  WeatherCurrents
Perris 0.11"  2.72"  WeatherCurrents
Menifee 0.08"  3.07"  WeatherCurrents
Jurupa Valley 0.00"2  2.45"  WeatherCurrents
  1. Beaumont's rain record was restarted after re-location of the weather station there.
  2. Suspected rain gauge clog
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