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Another storm expected to bring heavy rain to North Bay

More than an inch of rain fell in several areas of the North Bay from the first storm of the fall season, but that was a warmup act to a larger storm due in Tuesday evening.

This one could bring about two inches of rain to the region's hills and as much as 1.5 inches to the valleys, said Steve Anderson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service. By 4 p.m. rain was already falling in west Sonoma County and points north.

Tuesday morning's gray skies misted and drizzled in areas, but Monday's storm had left the region.

Storm number two was due into the Santa Rosa area by about 10 p.m., said Anderson.

The rain gauge at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport Tuesday morning showed .3 inches since 10 p.m. Monday.

But volunteer rain watchers for the weather service, who collect data to help show the diversity of the area's weather, reported 24-hour rainfall totals as of 7 a.m., catching the entire storm in areas.

Santa Rosa collectors showed totals ranging from .56 up to .87 inches.

Sebastopol ranges showed as much as .85 inches, Windsor, .65 inches and to the south county, Petaluma, .44 inches and Rohnert Park had .5.

In the east county, Sonoma showed .39 inches.

Closer to the Russian River the numbers were 1.25 inches in Monte Rio, 1.05 in Cloverdale, 1.2 inches in Bodega Bay and 1.01 in Occidental.


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