The Hill has received more rain and for longer periods than Monday night but the 0.76 inches that fell in Pine Cove was the most throughout Southern California, according to the National Weather Service.
Idyllwild received about 0.64 inches, which was the eighth greatest amount that night. Vista Grande followed with 0.63 inches, whereas the U.S. Forest Service’s Keenwild Ranger Station recorded just 0.44 inches.
On Monday night at about 7:45 p.m., Highway 243 between Vista Grande and Banning was closed because of a rockslide. The road was re-opened at about 9:30 p.m., according to Joy Schneider of Cal Trans.
Since the rain year began July 1, Keenwild has recorded more than 6 inches of rain, Idyllwild more than 7.5 inches and Pine Cove has received almost 7.5 inches.
The long-term average rainfall through October is 3.4 inches and through November the average has been 5.8 inches.