4th-Wettest Day in San Francisco’s Recorded History

Mark Kunze of San Bruno pushes his stalled vehicle out of the flooded intersection of Airport Blvd. and Grand Ave. in South San Francisco, on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Several vehicles stalled in and around the intersection after driving through the deep water. A powerful storm churned through the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while bringing a soaking of much needed rain. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

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.

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