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Photo Essay: Yes, It Rains in LA. We Also Have Rainbows. And Snow.

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From the 20th floor of the Sunset Media Tower aka 'The House of Blues Building,' 6255 W. Sunset Blvd. by Michael J. Lambie.

Daily rain records set yesterday near LA:

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* Santa Maria: 2.10" (old record 0.65" in 1994)
* Long Beach: 1.42" (old record 0.94" in 1995)
* Paso Robles: 1.00" (old record 0.79" in 1994)
* Lancaster: 0.27" (old record 0.25" in 1995)

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Snapped yesterday at 3:44 p.m., downtown, by J.R. McHale.

More rain and snow photos from the road and your office window after the jump.

24-hour rainfall totals (in inches, via LADPW):

* USC: 0.96
* Hollywood Res: 1.16
* Sepulveda Cyn: 1.28
* Flintridge: 1.52
* Pacoima Dam: 1.40
* La Habra Heights: 0.72

Flash Flood Watch through Friday afternoon in burn areas.

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From the Hollywood office of Sam Proof.

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Snapped yesterday by cherbonsy, via mobile near the Grapevine.

Winter Storm Warning: A total of 1-2 feet are expected to fall by 10PM Friday night at elevations above 4,000 ft.

The moon, this morning, after the rains cleared in Burbank, by Matt.

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Taken this morning from Sepulveda Center by yunny.

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left: downtown, last night, by elaine layabout. right: this morning, headed east on the 10 from LA to San Bernardino, by Dawn.

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Taken this morning by theoakmonster.

AP video from the Grapevine

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CBS2 Report on the Ski Resorts

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