Series of storms to bring rain to the Central Coast

January 3, 2016

Rain 4A series of three El Niño-related rainstorms are expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of rain to the Central Coast this week.

The first storm moving in late Sunday is expected to bring rain on Monday.

A second, stronger storm is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. That system will be packed with gusty winds and heavier rain.

The final system is expected to bring rain to the Central Coast on Thursday with a 10 percent possibility of rain on Friday, according to the Weather Channel.

The storms are the first effects of El Nino, a band of warm ocean water temperatures that periodically develops off the Pacific coast of South America. El Nino conditions often bring significantly wetter weather to California in January, February and March.

It is expected that some flooding will occur including potential debris flows from burn scars left by recent wildfires, according to the Weather Channel



  1. 65buick says:

    Quarter inch now after the second ‘big one’ in my location.
    Phew. Swimming.

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  2. 65buick says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it. They’ve been talking about significant rain for the past year.
    Like SLO_Johnny says, time to go wash the car. Heck, even wax it.

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  3. abigchocoholic says:

    So far 0 for 1. The first one just missed.

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  4. Pelican1 says:

    No doubt Adam will take credit for all the rain, the result of the 2015 Adam Hill Sheila Blake dancing….

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    If it keeps up it will all be water under the bridge.

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  6. r0y says:

    I’ve already seen the pot-holes form on South Higuera and other streets. I forgot how a little rain seems to demolish many of our roads. Guess we had a nice run of little-to-no-rain over the last decade or so. Sure hope the incompetent welfare workers who run our towns didn’t already spend the road repair money. I won’t hold my breath, though.

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  7. SLO_Johnny says:

    These series of storms should bring significant amounts of water to the reservoirs. It will takes at least four more weeks of storms like this, with 16″-24″ of rain to consider the drought ended as far as we in SLO County are concerned. It will require more than that to refill the reservoirs.

    Everybody needs to wash their cars just to make sure that it rains; LOL.

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