Los Angeles Experiences Record Rainfall Surpassing Seattle
Los Angeles has received more rainfall than Seattle so far this year, according to weather reports.
Despite a brief respite from the wet weather last Saturday when temperatures soared to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the city has experienced an abundance of rain in the month of March, including a record-breaking day of 1.43 inches of rain in downtown LA.
More rainfall is expected in the coming days, with temperatures dropping to a cooler 58 degrees Fahrenheit.
So far this month, LA has received 6.03 inches of rain, nearly three times the average for March.
This has brought the city’s rainfall surplus to 13.27 inches above the norm.
However, the abundance of rain has led to concerns about runoff flowing into the ocean, with officials advising against swimming for at least 72 hours due to strong rip currents.
Scattered rain is forecasted throughout the day in the LA area, with heavy downpours expected in some parts.
As a result, the average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit for this time of year has dropped, making the city considerably cooler than normal.
Despite the challenges of heavy rain, LA residents are hopeful that the wet weather will alleviate the city’s ongoing drought conditions.