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Storm Totals: February 5th-9th, 2009 (updated)

Posted February 10, 2009, 7:46 AM.

The first full week of February featured three storms that blended into each other at times. The storms left heavy rainfall in the inland valleys, welcome wet weather following a dry January.

Due to scattered showers between storms, we're reporting the totals as one. The storms featured moderate to heavy showers Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, with lighter showers on Sunday.

Total rainfall in the inland valleys varied as it normally does. De Luz led the way among WeatherCurrents stations with 2.90" over the five days, and Perris the least wet at 1.22".

Most communities recorded more than 2", except for the Menifee and Perris areas and some of the San Jacinto Valley to the east.

Another series of potentially strong storms were looming for next weekend and beyond.

The following rainfall totals were recorded for the three storms:

Location 5 Day Total  Season  Source
De Luz 2.90"  10.91"  WeatherCurrents
Lake Elsinore 2.81"  9.29"  WeatherCurrents
Wildomar 2.63"  8.07"1  WeatherCurrents
South Temecula 2.39"  10.03"  WeatherCurrents
Northwest Murrieta 2.39"  9.42"  WeatherCurrents
Temecula Valley Wine Country 2.35"  9.35"  Jim Sappington
South Fallbrook 2.34"  9.52"  WeatherCurrents
Riverside (Canyon Crest) 2.34"  6.04"  WeatherCurrents
East San Jacinto 2.35"  7.96"  Monty Parrott
San Jacinto 2.12"  7.41"  WeatherCurrents
Moreno Valley 2.10"  6.54"  WeatherCurrents
East Hemet 1.52"  6.21"  WeatherCurrents
South Fallbrook (Canonita) 1.52"2  8.78"2  WeatherCurrents
Menifee (Sun City) 1.45"  5.95"  WeatherCurrents
Perris 1.22"  5.38"  WeatherCurrents
  1. Wildomar precipitation totals began July 20th, 2008.
  2. Totals are through February 7th.

Note that the De Luz rain total for this storm was corrected to match on site, manual rain gauges. The De Luz rain gauge is currently inoperable.

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