Rainfalls have “triggered significant impacts across southern Los Angeles County,” spokesman says

Widespread rain and winds hit Southern California, with mountain snow on the way, as a storm system brought down some of the heaviest rain ever recorded in the region.

An approaching storm system produced heavy rain and snow across Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday, while winds gusting to 40 mph were recorded in a few isolated areas.

An unseasonably large storm system brought down some of the heaviest rain ever recorded in the region, a climatologist said, with the Los Angeles County National Weather Service, in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Denver, estimating that more than 3 inches of rain fell in San Bernardino County. Mountain snow was on the way too, officials said.

“There have been several storms affecting the Los Angeles Basin in the last three weeks, each exceeding a foot of rain across parts of the basin,” said Brian Fung, a spokesman with the National Weather Service’s Los Angeles office.

“The rain has been both light and persistent, and so far has been confined to a few isolated areas,” Fung said. “We’ve had some of the driest air in over 20 years in the Los Angeles basin,” he added, noting that a drought declared by the federal government two weeks ago is still in place and will likely last through the end of this week.

Rainfalls have “triggered significant impacts across southern Los Angeles County,” Fung said.

In addition, an unseasonably large storm system brought down some of the heaviest rain ever recorded in the region, a climatologist said, with the Los Angeles County National Weather Service, in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Denver, estimating that more than 3 inches of rain fell in San Bernardino County. Mountain snow was on the way too, officials said.

“Thunderstorms affected parts of Southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Fung said. “Heavy rain is falling across the Los Angeles area. Some spots have recorded 2 to 5 inches (50 to 100 millimeters) of rain, with parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara County

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