Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
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When the Deluge Ended
In Ocean Beach yesterday, it started raining before sunrise. The intensity of the downpour and the winds it blew in on seemed to increase as the day wore on.
At about 4pm, just after reaching its most torrential point, the deluge relented. Water flowed down from the hills and flooded the lower points of OB, and the wind seemed to begin blowing even harder. As the cloud cover over the ocean dissipated, sunlight managed to poke through, illuminating the tumultuous afternoon sky in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and pink.
According to the Union-Trib, "Lindbergh Field, San Diegos official weather station, recorded 1.56 inches of rain by 9 p.m. yesterday," washing away the previous record of 1.15 inches, which was set back in '92.