Jan 7, 2016

The latest: rain, snowfall totals reported after stormy week

Los Angeles County, CA
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
USA
by
Associated Press
Chong O(cq), of Sherman Oaks, takes advantage of clearing skies to walk through the morning mist at Lake Balboa Park in Lake Balboa, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. The tail-end of a series of several El Nino-driven storms brought scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to Southern California Thursday along with pounding surf and serious winds. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
Chong O(cq), of Sherman Oaks, takes advantage of clearing skies to walk through the morning mist at Lake Balboa Park in Lake Balboa, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. The tail-end of a series of several El Nino-driven storms brought scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to Southern California Thursday along with pounding surf and serious winds. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

The National Weather Service is reporting preliminary rain and snowfall totals for California as the week's El Nino-stoked storms start to wind down.

Downtown Los Angeles tallied more than 2.5 inches of rain since Sunday, leaving the drought-stricken city barely more than an inch below normal since the start of the water-year on Oct. 1.

East of Los Angeles, the Mountain High ski area in the San Gabriel Mountains received 20 to 28 inches of snow.

The San Francisco Bay Area received 2.62 inches of rain over three days, while some Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada reported more than 2 feet of snow since Monday.