Very heavy rain forecast for SoCal

flash flood watch southern california

Very heavy rain is in the forecast for southern California through Wednesday. Included in the prediction is a flash flood watch for Tuesday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties below the recent burn areas. Specifically mentioned were the Colby, Powerhouse, Station, and Williams Fires in LA County.

As you can see in the map above, extensive areas should get between two and three inches, with a few places looking for five to six inches. This is a crapload of precipitation for southern California. Most inland locations normally receive 10 to 15 inches a year. Can we safely call this a fire season ending event for southern California? (I know — some will say the fire season there is year-round.)

An interesting comparison with this forecast is the prediction in the following article for elevated wildfire potential in southern California for the first half of December.

Below is the precipitation forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday at Mt. Laguna, California in the mountains east of San Diego (where I used to live). It looks like they are expecting over four inches of rain. (Click on it to see a slightly larger version.)

Mt Laguna rain forecast

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.