The rain wasn’t much, but it broke records for June

March storm

In March, a storm passes over downtown Los Angeles.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Tuesday’s particularly wet bout of June Gloom, brought on by remnants of Tropical Storm Blanca, broke rainfall records for the date around Southern California.

While the totals were small, the band of showers brought much-needed moisture to the dry region.

The Santa Barbara airport got .30 inches of rain, up from the old record of .04 inches set on June 9, 1977, according to the National Weather Service.

Lancaster received 0.01 inches. It was a minuscule amount, but still higher than the previous record trace amount that fell June 9, 1990.


The storm also ranks third on the list of all-time record rainfall events in June, the weather service said. The record for the month was set in 2011, when 1.24 inches of rain fell. The second-place June rainfall day was 0.41 inches in 1988. The weather service has not yet provided a total for Tuesday’s rainfall.

The swath of showers shifted east from Ventura County into Los Angeles County on Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, rain will be replaced with cooler temperatures, but the high humidity will stick around.

Downtown Los Angeles could reach a high of 78 degrees, dropping to 75 by Friday.


Inland temperatures will be significantly warmer.

Van Nuys is expected to see a high of 87 Wednesday.

Moisture could return Friday with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in mountains and deserts.

Hot temperatures will continue with Saturday expected to be the warmest day of the weeks. Temperatures could reach triple digits.

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