Storms this week bring more than an inch of rain across county

More than an inch of rain has fallen across Alameda County since Tuesday afternoon, National Weather Service officials said Thursday.

However, overall rainfall is well below the normal amount so far this water year, which started Oct. 1 as measured by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Just over an inch of rain fell this week at Oakland International Airport, where 31 percent of the normal rainfall has accumulated since the water year began. In downtown Oakland, the recent storm also brought just over an inch of rain while up to 2 inches fell in the Oakland hills, said Roger Gass, a meteorologist with the weather service.

Oakland fire officials reported several storm impacts, including a mudslide on Moore Drive and reports of flooding at undisclosed locations. Other impacts include trees or limbs down, a park fence that fell over and a downed utility wire on Filbert Street. About 1.6 inches fell at the Livermore Municipal Airport and up to 2.75 inches in the Dublin area. The Livermore area has received only 35 percent of its normal rainfall for the water year.

Scattered rain may occur through Thursday afternoon, Gass said. Then the rain will taper off and it is expected to be dry through Saturday. A bit more rain may come late this weekend into early next week, Gass said.

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