Soaked California faces another day of flood watches as L.A. hits yearly rainfall average

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As yet another atmospheric river-fueled storm produces days of deluge in California, the state faces one more round of rain Wednesday morning.

The powerful storm, pounding the state with rain, wind and mountain snow since Monday, caused the Santa Barbara Airport to close, flash flooding around Los Angeles, and knocked down 100-year old trees in Refugio State Beach.

Following this latest deluge of heavy rainfall, Downtown Los Angeles has now picked up 14.38 inches of rain since Jan. 1. This is an incredible feat, considering they average 14.26 inches of rain over the course of an entire year.

This means that just two months into 2024, Los Angeles has already received 100% of its annual rainfall.