Downtown San Francisco saw the 4th wettest day ever according to records going back to the Gold Rush on Sunday.
Totalling 4.02 inches of rain, the Bay Area’s National Weather Service tweeted Sunday also marked “By far the wettest Oct day ever.” The previous high for October rain was 2.48 inches recorded on October 13, 2009.
The city’s highest rainfall total for a single day is 5.54 inches recorded on Nov. 5, 1994.
Before Sunday, seven of the 10 highest totals were recorded in the 1800s, according to a list of totals recorded since 1849.
With the first real storm of the season hitting Northern California this weekend, the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro reports widespread flooding forced evacuations, closed roads and hazardous conditions across the region.