Santa Rosa shatters all-time record for 1-day rainfall

26 October 2021

As the wind and rain subsided Monday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed that a record amount of precipitation fell on Santa Rosa on Sunday.

The final tally for the city was 7.83 inches rainfall, easily more than the previous record of 5.66 inches set on Feb. 26, 2019, National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Miller said. Sunday’s rain was far more than the old record for Oct. 24, which was 4.67 inches in 1962.

Scattered showers are expected to pass through the North Bay throughout Monday, but the strongest rains have moved down over Santa Cruz and Monterey, according to the weather service.

“As far as the heavy, heavy rainfall goes, we’re out of the woods on that one,” said weather service meteorologist Brayden Murdoch.

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