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That Odd Sound You've Been Hearing? Precipitation (AKA Rain And Snow)

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Our canine friend Buddy enjoys the snow in Lake Arrowhead. (Gina Pollack/LAist)
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Just as we were lamenting a dry start to our rainy season in Southern California, we finally got a bit of wetness right before the new year.

Besides some really exciting thunder and lightning, the last day actually brought a decent amount of rain to some spots in Southern California.

For instance, the mountains above Santa Barbara saw more than three inches. But most places only saw an inch or two, still leaving us behind average in L.A.

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At times the rainfall was strong enough to cause some minor debris flows in place like Malibu.

But there’s no indication that we should be worried about major mudslides, even in our burn areas.

The rain should die down by tonight as the storm continues to move south and east towards Arizona, and then it’s right back to dry winter conditions through the rest of this week.

Some scenes from the rain captured today by LAist photojournalist Chava Sanchez:

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