Record rain, triple winds, hundreds of landslides. According to statistics, this is California's storm

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 Record rain, triple winds, hundreds of landslides.  According to statistics, this is California's storm

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A still-slow-moving atmospheric river in California brought record rainfall, triple-digit winds and hundreds of landslides on Tuesday.

Downtown Los Angeles In just two days, Downtown Los Angeles was drenched with more than 7 inches (18 cm) of rain – about half of the 14.25 inches (36 cm) that normally falls per year.

That’s according to the Los Angeles office of the National Weather Service, which has records dating back to 1877.

February is one of the rainiest months in the city. Only six days into the month, it’s already the 13th warmest February on record.

Rainiest Places Downtown Los Angeles wasn’t the only place that received heavy amounts of rain. About 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the northwest, the hills of Bel Air rose more than a foot — 12.01 inches (30.5 cm) — between Sunday and Tuesday morning.

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Several other locations in Los Angeles County received nearly a foot of rain during the same three-day period, including Sepulveda Canyon, Topanga Canyon, Cogswell Dam and Woodland Hills.

A peak wind peak of 102 mph (164 kph) was recorded Sunday at Pablo Point, at an elevation of 932 feet (284 meters) in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

Nicole Sarment, a meteorologist at the Bay Area office of the National Weather Service, said that while the December 1995 record of 103 mph (166 kph) at Angel Island is missing, “102 is very, very impressive.”

The top 10 strongest gusts — between 102 and 89 mph (164 and 143 kph) — recorded at the height of the weekend’s winds were all in Marin and nearby Santa Clara County, the weather service said. Winds above 80 mph (129 kph) were also recorded in Napa and Monterey counties.

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Other wind readings Sunday included 77 mph (124 kph) at San Francisco Airport, 61 mph (98 kph) at Oakland Airport and 59 mph (95 kph) at San Jose Airport. per hour) are included.

MUDSLIDES Crews responded to more than 380 landslides in Los Angeles Tuesday morning, according to the mayor’s office. Landslides led to road closures across the city and evacuation orders were issued in valley areas scarred by recent wildfires.

That number could rise as rain is still falling, saturating already wet hills that are threatening to give way.

The city said seven buildings have so far been deemed unfit for habitation. And at least 10 were given a yellow tag, meaning residents could go back to get their belongings but could not live there because of the damage. Inspections were ongoing at dozens of other properties.

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