Los Angeles County hit with record-breaking rainfall

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County received record-breaking amounts of rain Tuesday as a low-pressure system filled with moisture from tropical storm Linda swept across the area.

In downtown Los Angeles, 2.39 inches of rain fell, breaking the previous record of 0.03 inches set in 1968. UCLA received about 2.12 inches of rain, Los Angeles International Airport saw 1.79 inches and Burbank received 1.02 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The large amount of rainfall received in downtown Los Angeles made Tuesday the second-wettest day in September since 1877. The wettest day was in 1939 with 5.67 inches of rain.

Other areas in and around Los Angeles County were also hit with significant amounts of rainfall. San Gabriel received 1.81 inches of rain, Long Beach was hit with a little more than 1 inch of rain, and the Yucaipa ridge got the most rain at 5.20 inches.