Update: storm doubles season’s rain total in three days

Heavy runoff from the nearly eight inches of rain that has fallen in Claremont since Sunday descends into the San Antonio Dam Tuesday afternoon. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Staff report

The atmospheric river that has stalled over Southern California since Sunday had dumped 7.93 inches of rain in Claremont as of 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to the remote automatic weather station that reports data to the National Weather Service. This brings the season total, which began October 1, 2023, to 14.46 inches, more than doubling the city’s pre-storm tally of 6.53 inches.

Flash flood warnings remain in effect through 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Runoff flows through the Thompson Creek flood control channel on Tuesday just south of Base Line Road. As the second full day of steady rainfall descends on the area, Claremont has thus far been largely spared the flooding and related storm damage seen elsewhere in Southern California. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Claremont police and cleanup crews were on hand Tuesday afternoon to clear a rock slide that temporarily blocked a portion of Mt. Baldy Road. Photo/courtesy of Lawrence Castorena

Fast moving runoff heads to the San Antonio Dam after three days of near constant rain in Claremont that started Sunday. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

A Claremont ranger pauses on Tuesday before crossing a small rockslide on Mount Baldy Road. As of 10:55 a.m. Tuesday Claremont has received 7.42 inches of rain during the current storm that started Sunday. Courier photo/Steven Felschundneff

Heavy storm runoff makes its way to San Antonio Dam on Monday. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Once Mt. Baldy Road was cleared of debris Tuesday afternoon, residents were allowed to view the fast-moving San Gabriel Mountains runoff. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Runoff from three days of consistent rainfall flowed toward San Antonio Dam Tuesday afternoon. The intense storm that began Sunday had dropped nearly eight inches of rain in Claremont as of 6 p.m. Tuesday. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger

Runoff flowing toward San Antonio Dam at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Courier photo/Peter Weinberger


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