More Rain Is on the Way After California Receives 18-Trillion-Gallon Soaking This Month

Cars drive through a flooded street after a storm dumped heavy rain on Los Angeles, on Feb. 2, 2019. (Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Cars drive through a flooded street after a storm dumped heavy rain on Los Angeles, on Feb. 2, 2019. (Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

California has already received an 18-trillion-gallon soaking this month — enough water to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools — and the state’s wild winter isn’t over yet.

A series of storms, including a moisture-packed atmospheric river that slammed the state last week, has brought consistent rainfall in February that has reached nearly half the volume of Lake Tahoe.

Los Angeles has received its fair share of the rain, with more than 4 inches falling on the Southland since Feb. 1. San Diego has had more than 10 inches of rain this month, passing its average for the entire winter season, according to the National Weather Service.

The totals are likely to increase this week — though not by much — as another storm rolls into the region Wednesday night. That low pressure system is expected to bring less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation through Thursday, said Lisa Phillips, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

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