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Parts of San Diego County break Valentine's Day rainfall records

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 16:05:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thursday's storm across San Diego brought record Valentine's Day rainfall to parts of the county.

The county's most rain was seen at Palomar Observatory, where 10.10 inches of rain fell, also making it the wettest day on record for location and breaking the record set in 1901, according to the National Weather Service.

Ramona (4.02 inches), Campo (3.75 inches), Vista (3.01 inches), and Alpine (2.94 inches) all also set record rainfall totals yesterday.

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In Borrego Springs, "Flowergeddon" took a hit with 2.68 inches of rain rushing through the area. Video from Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center showed a flood of water washing through an area of wildflowers that had recently bloomed thanks in part to steady rainfall in January.

The intense rainfall also brought streams of water through the Palm Springs area, which saw 3.68 inches, smashing a record set of 1.14 inches set in 1893.