Storm brings up to 9 inches of rain, 18 inches of snow in L.A. area: NWS data

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Southern California has been socked by a winter storm that has brought heavy rain and snow to the drought-ridden region over a three-day period.

On Friday morning, the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles office released precipitation totals for L.A. and Orange counties, revealing how much rain and snow the area has received since Wednesday.

Here’s the breakdown:

Rain

The highest rainfall total to date in the Los Angeles area is the approximately 9 inches recorded at Cogswell Dam in the San Gabriel Mountains, which is located in the Bobcat Fire burn scar.

But many other areas of the counties received several inches of rain.

More than 5 inches of precipitation as recorded in the Woodland Hills (7.37), Topanga (6.77), Brentwood (5.87) and Agoura Hills (5.78) areas over the three-day period, weather service data showed. Those were among the top 10 in rainfall amounts from the storm.

In Ventura County — also handled by NWS’s L.A. office — over 6 1/2 inches was recorded at the Santa Susan Mountain’s Rocky Peak. More than inches of rain was also measured at Circle X Ranch, an area nestled in the western part of the Santa Monica Mountains, within the mountain’s Recreation Area.

Other impressive rainfall amounts were recorded throughout L.A. County, including 5.59 inches in Newhall, 4.97 inches in Bel-Air, 4.66 inches in Hawthorne, 4.33 inches in Culver City, 4.31 inches in downtown Los Angeles and 4.20 inches in Alhambra.

A number of areas in Ventura County also received at least three inches of rain over three days, among them Westlake Village (4.84), Oxnard (4.82) Saticoy (4.78) inches), Fillmore (3.62) and Camarillo (3.62 inches).

Full rainfall totals from NWS’s L.A. office can be found here.

Snow

As far as snowfall totals in L.A and Ventura counties, Mountain High — at an elevation of 7,000 feet — had by far the highest two-day amount: 12 to 18 inches, according to the weather service.

Mount Baldy had the second-most snow with 8 inches. The measurement was recorded at a slightly lower elevation of 6,500 feet,

Mount Wilson and Mount Pinos (along the Ventura County border) tied for third, recording 6 inches apiece.

The snowfall totals include data from Wednesday and Thursday and can be found here.

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