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Storm Totals: February 21st-22nd, 2008

Posted February 23, 2008, 3:10 PM.

The second of a series of three mid-February storms added more rainfall to the inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties Thursday night and Friday, with a few sprinkles lingering into early Saturday morning.

The predicted rainfall just before the storm arrived was up to a half of an inch, and the storm delivered more than estimated in many areas, with disproportionate amounts falling to the west and south.

The final storm in the series had developed a sub-tropical tap and was set to dump up to two inches of rain on an already soggy Southern California beginning Saturday night.

Traditional storm leaders Fallbrook (1.18") and De Luz (0.82") were at or near the top, with Lake Elsinore (0.93") and Murrieta (0.69").

In the middle was Temecula (0.59"), Sun City (0.47") and Moreno Valley (0.41"). Other Temecula locations recorded higher, with central at 0.71" and southeast at 0.7".

At the bottom for this storm were Riverside (0.29"), Hemet (0.34"), San Jacinto (0.37") and Perris (0.37").

Flooding was anticipated as the third storm acquired warm, sub-tropical moisture. Ground everywhere was saturated and runoff was expected to be heavy, with flooding possible in prone locations.

The following storm totals were recorded through Saturday morning:

Location Storm Total  Season  Source
South Fallbrook 1.18"  15.13"  WeatherCurrents
South Fallbrook (Canonita) 0.95"  14.62"  R.C. Blankenhorn
Northwest Lake Elsinore 0.93"  10.76"  WeatherCurrents
De Luz 0.82"  15.79"  WeatherCurrents
Central Temecula 0.71"  14.32"  Keith Newman
Southeast Temecula 0.7"  17.05"  Jim Sappington
Northwest Murrieta 0.69"  12.56"  WeatherCurrents
South Temecula 0.59"  15.14"  WeatherCurrents
Sun City 0.47"  7.66"  WeatherCurrents
Moreno Valley 0.41"  2.24"1  WeatherCurrents
Perris 0.37"  6.16"  WeatherCurrents
San Jacinto 0.37"  9.63"  WeatherCurrents
East San Jacinto 0.35"  12.48"  Monty Parrott
East Hemet 0.34"  9.06"  WeatherCurrents
Riverside 0.29"  6.49"  WeatherCurrents
  1. Moreno Valley precipitation totals began January 26th, 2008.
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