|(Jan. 31, 2019, 3:45 p.m.) -- LBREPORT.com readers saw it coming with Nat'l Weather Service in-motion Doppler Radar on our front page. A strong but swiftly moving storm from the northern Pacific hit Long Beach hard (along with L.A., Malibu, Ventura/Oxnard and Santa Barbara areas.)
At one point, 0.25" of rain fell within seven minutes (10:51 a.m. to 10:58 a.m.) That grew by 0.22" more inches by 11:04 a.m. That's 0.47" of rain within thirteen minutes.
Between 10:53 a.m. and 11:53 a.m., 0.61" were recorded. The three hour total from 9:53 a.m. to 12:53 p.m. was 0.93" of rain...and it continued to rain into the 1 p.m. hour.
For part of the storm, lightning was visible and thunder was heard.
What's next? As of midafternoon Thurs, the Nat'l Weather Service predicts a 30% chance of showers before 10 p.m. Thursday, then a brief respite until about 4 p.m. Friday when a 30% chance of rain begins, incrasing to an 80% chance of rain after 10 p.m. Friday night
By Saturday, the chance of precipitation increases to 100%, changing to a roughly 70% chance of showers mainly before 10 p.m.
Sunday there's a 40% chance of showers.
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