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Flash Flood Warning Issued for High Desert, Mountains

PALMDALE, Calif. — Powerful thunderstorms pounded mountain and desert areas of Southern California on Monday, dropping steady amounts of rain.

flash-floodThe storms, sparked by moist air from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo, were reported from the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County to the desert areas of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, officials said.

At the Acton pump station in the Antelope Valley, 2.56 inches of rain was reported in a 60-minute spanĀ  Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

“That’s a lot of rain,” said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with Weather Service’s Oxnard office.

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