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SAN DIEGO -- Tuesday’s storm, the remnants of former Hurricane Linda, brought record rainfall to San Diego.
The National Weather Service reports that Lindbergh Field recorded 1.21 inches of rain Tuesday, shattering the previous Sept. 15 record of 0.12 inches set over 109 years ago, back in 1906.
Tuesday was also the second wettest September day ever, only 0.02 inches shy of the record 1.23 inches that fell on Sept. 30, 1921.
The 1.21 inches that fell yesterday, the first rainfall of the month, make this the fourth wettest September on record. The wettest September ever occurred in 1939 when Lindbergh Field had 3.14 inches of rain thanks to three tropical storms that hit Southern California.
10News Meteorologist Megan Parry found that of the 14 reporting stations that records are kept for in San Diego, 10 of them broke daily rainfall records Tuesday. They include Vista (1.15 inches), Oceanside (1.07) and Escondido (0.75).
NWS rainfall numbers date back to 1850.