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Most of these rain gauges are located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Cruz County in central California. The Santa Cruz Mountains are usually the rainiest part of the Bay Area. Some parts average well over 60 inches of rain per year. The rain gauges are all set up and maintained by the webmaster of WeatherPages.com who drives 80-120 miles to check them every time it rains (and it's all just for fun).

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Rainfall totals for 1/27/98 to 1/30/98
Bonny Doon (Felton-Empire & Empire Grade)
3.46"
Felton (Felton Park)
2.61"
El Sereno (Montevina Rd., Los Gatos)
1.70"
Davenport
1.30"
Cambrian Park (Highway 85 & Union Ave.)
.79"
Davenport
.63"

Rainfall totals for 1/18/98 to 1/19/98
Bonny Doon (Felton-Empire & Empire Grade)
1.69"
West of Felton (Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park)
1.68"
Felton (Felton Park)
1.36"
El Sereno (2600' on Montevina Rd., Los Gatos
.86"
Cambrian Park (Highway 85 & Union Ave.)
.72"
Davenport
.63"

Rainfall totals for 1/6/98 to 1/15/98
West of Felton (Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park)
5.37"
Bonny Doon (Felton-Empire & Empire Grade)
5.08"
Felton (Felton Park)
4.84"
Davenport
3.48"
Cambrian Park (Highway 85 & Union Ave.)
1.40"

Rainfall totals for 1/3/98 to 1/4/98
West of Felton (Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park)
1.35"
Bonny Doon (Felton-Empire & Empire Grade)
1.20"
Felton (Felton Park)
.92"
Cambrian Park (Highway 85 & Union)
.66"
Davenport
.41"

Rainfall totals for 1/2/98
Bonny Doon (Felton-Empire & Empire Grade)
3.40"
West Felton (Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park)
2.89"
Felton (Felton Park)
2.70"
Summit (Highway 17 & Summit Rd.)
2.40
Davenport
1.01"
Cambrian Park (Highway 85 & Union Ave.)
.34"
El Sereno (Los Gatos-Saratoga, 2600' on Montevina Rd.)
.31"


The Rain Shadow Effect - To learn more about rainfall in the bay area and why there is so much rain at these places, check out The Rain Shadow Effect, an award winning science paper about the distribution of rainfall in relation to mountains in the Bay Area.

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*Due to the very busy schedule of the webmaster and the distance and time it takes to check all the rain gauges (and the fact that they are often stolen), this page may not always be up-to-date, but will be updated as often as possible, usually within a day of any storm.

RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE BAY AREA's RAINIEST PLACES
Copyright 1998
Matt Haugland
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