Area gets first rain of the season

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The sight, smell, sound and feel of rain were welcome weekend sensations around the region in general and the Ojai Valley in particular. From approximately 3 a.m. Oct. 28 through the evening of Oct. 30, two waves of precipitation came and went, accompanied by mild temperatures and a seasonable atmosphere.
“It was Portland-Seattle-type rain,” said Eric Boldt, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, “alternating between heavy drizzle and light showers — the kind we like to see.” To be sure, he added, it was the kind most folks would like to see more of.
The rain gauge at Soule Park recorded 0.61 of an inch for the period, according to the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, while 0.65 of an inch was recorded in Stewart Canyon, 0.60 of an inch at the Meiners Oaks Fire Station and 0.53 of an inch at the Oak View Fire Station — averaging out to just over a half an inch for the Valley.

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