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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)


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.