Hermosa Beach, and the rest of the South Bay got just under an inch of rain from the frequently intense storm that passed over Southern California on Sunday.
Heavy rains that moved across Los Angeles and Orange counties and triggered warnings from the National Weather Service of possible flooding subsided tonight, but not without leaving an impression.
Some quick-hitting thunderstorms at the end of the weekend Pacific storm
threw a last punch, adding to a Southland rainfall total ranging from about a
half-inch to about two inches. Hermosa Beach and the surrounding beach areas saw upwards of .77 inches, per the National Weather Service website.
Snow was reported on Interstate 5 over the Grapevine at midafternoon, but CHP officers said it was not sticking and the key freeway link remained open -- but soaked. Several spinouts and minor crashes were reported along the freeway.
An urban stream flooding advisory was issued for the far-western end of Los Angeles County in the late morning and was extended further east as the front progressed.
Winds came out of the southeast at 15-25 mph, and temperatures topped out in the 60s.
In all, the Los Angeles Basin received about a half-inch to an inch of
rain by the time the storm passed.
The rain was welcome for many Southland residents. The seasonal total
dating from July 1 is 5.98 inches, about 45 percent of normal for this time
of year, which is 13.29 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
Los Angeles typically gets about 15 inches of rain per year, most of it
Monday should be dry and mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s.