April showers fell on the Hill as the month ended. But these were kinder and gentler than the February downpours, and many April flowers have already bloomed.
At the U.S. Forest Service’s Keenwild Ranger Station, 0.4 of an inch was recorded Monday. This brings the total recorded rainfall at Keenwild to 28.27 inches since Oct. 1, 2018.
Only twice in the past 10 years has the total annual rainfall exceeded this amount. Two years ago, during the rain season of 2016-17, almost 34.5 inches of rain was recorded at Keenwild.
In 2010-11, 33.2 inches were recorded, but at that time the rain year was July 1 through June 30. So the late summer storms and monsoons were part of that total.
Further north, Vista Grande received about 0.6 inches and Beaumont collected 0.7 inches. No area in Southern California received a full inch of rain from this storm.
The Idyllwild Fire Station recorded about a quarter inch of rain Monday and Monday night.
Another storm may arrive late next weekend, but as of Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was unsure how strong it may develop.