Normally Dry Creek Bed Floods as Rain Affects California

The San Diego area faced high rain accumulation and high winds on Monday, January 16, as flooding continued to affect the state.

Video posted to Twitter by the University of California, Irvine Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center shows the San Felipe Creek flooding into Sentenac Cienega at Scissors Crossing, near Julian, on Monday evening. Staff research associate Sicco Rood said typically hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) sleep under the overpass because it’s dry.

According to the NWS, Palomar Mountain reported a 72-hour precipitation total of 11.21 inches. Julian reported 7.73 inches. Credit: @AnzaBResearch via Storyful

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