Rain Totals Thus Far … With More Rain Expected

Water races down a foothill debris basin on Tuesday.
Photo by Mary O’KEEFE


The area welcomed a recent storm and a little more may be in the future.

The official rain gauge at Rosemont Middle School is not in working order; the closest official rain totals from Tuesday’s rainstorm, according to the National Weather Service, are as follows:

East Pasadena received 3.06 inches of rain, Eagle Rock received 3.31 inches and Burbank received 1.82 inches of rain.

“It was a very powerful storm with [rainfall totals] of one to two inches in downtown Los Angeles to eight inches in [parts] of the foothills,” said David Sweet, meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in Oxnard.    

There is a possibility of more rain today, Thursday, and more on Monday and Tuesday; however, it will be much less than Tuesday’s storm with only about 1/10 of an inch of rainfall expected.

It has been, and will be, colder than normal.

“We are about 10 degrees below normal,” Sweet added.

There is a 30% chance of rain today with a low of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the highs are in the 50s and lows in the 40s.

The recent storm’s rainfall was welcomed – any rain is welcome against the current drought conditions – but California has been in a drought for two years.

“Normally we get 15 inches of rain [annually] in downtown LA,” Sweet said. In 2020-21 the rainfall in downtown LA was about five inches.

Sweet added they are not certain yet if there will be any winds accompanying the upcoming rain.