|Kelsey Creek near Kelseyville, Calif., had filled up by Sunday, December 2, 2012, thanks to days of rain over Lake County, Calif. Photo by Casse Forczek.|
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – If it felt like a lot of rain fell over the past few days – particularly for residents on Cobb Mountain – you are right; Lake County received the brunt of the rainfall in the storm series.
According to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, Cobb received 18.34 inches of rain since Wednesday, the most of any reported weather station in the state since the latest storm series began.
Reported rainfall totals around the state included 12.92 inches in Blue Canyon, 9.31 inches in Chico, 8.42 inches at Clear Lake/Mt. Konocti, 5.27 inches in Vacaville and 2.45 inches in Modesto.
Other areas of Lake County received much less than Cobb during the same period according to Western Weather Group. Middletown received 9.34 inches; Upper Lake, 5.66 inches; Scotts Valley, 5.65 inches; and Kelseyville, 4.81 inches.
Local creeks and streams went from summer-dry to near flood-stage during this storm series. Clear Lake itself went from 1.66 feet Rumsey on Friday to 2.74 feet Rumsey early Monday morning, according to a U.S. Geological Survey gauge.
Localized flooding was reportedly minimal, although a portion of Scotts Valley Road was open to residential traffic only on Sunday due to flooding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Power outages were reported in several areas throughout the storm series including Cobb, Kelseyville and north Lakeport.
Skies cleared Sunday afternoon and overnight temperatures last night dropped below 50 for the first time in days.
Forecasters predict mostly sunny skies throughout the day before showers return tonight; with rain expected all day Tuesday and overnight into the day on Wednesday.
By Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service is forecasting a return to mostly sunny days with daytime temperatures in the 60s and partly cloudy nights with lows in the 40s for the remainder of the week.
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