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Powerful Storm System Dumps More Than Two Inches Of Rain On Parts Of Tri-Counties

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 9:00am

Massive Waves Crash Over Santa Barbara Breakwater (Photo By John Palminteri)

What’s being called the biggest storm system to hit the Tri-Counties in more than two has dumped more than two inches of rain in parts of the region, with much more still expected.

Storm totals so far include 1.7 inches of rain in Ventura, 2.2 inches in Camarillo, 1.6 inches in Santa Barbara, and 2.6 inches on San Marcos Pass.

One the Central Coast, Solvang has had 1.95 inches of rain, Santa Maria .41, and Pismo Beach .97 of an inch.

National Weather Service forecasters say we could see two to four inches of rain along our coastal areas, and inland before the storm leaves the region, four to seven inches in the foothills, and possible eight to ten inches in the mountains.

No major flooding problems have been reported, but the CHP closed the Pacific Coast Highway from Yerba Buena Road, to Las Posas Road Thursday night as a precaution against slides, and it remained closed Friday morning.  It was reopened around noon on Friday.

Gale force winds are being reported offshore, and there is a potential for waterspouts, and thunderstorms.

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