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Rain over last 4 days exceeds all of month of October last year

175,000 PG&E customers impacted by electrical outages during storms

More than 99% of Bay Area power outages associated with this weekend's storm have been restored, a Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman said this morning.

More than 670 Bay Area customers were in the dark at 4:30 a.m. today, including 345 in the South Bay, 202 in the East Bay, 112 on the Peninsula and 13 in San Francisco.

Between 5:45 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, 174,581 Bay Area PG&E customers were impacted by electrical outages, 173,909 of whom now have service, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

Since Thursday evening most places in the San Francisco Bay Area got more rain than in all of October of last year, according to the National Weather Service.

Unofficial totals as of about 7 p.m. Sunday showed downtown San Francisco with rainfall of 1.08 inches, meteorologist Anna Schneider said.

Oakland reported 1.76 inches and Concord reported 1.16 inches. Santa Rosa reported 1.81 inches while in San Jose rainfall totaled

0.55 inches A gauge in the Santa Cruz Mountains off Ormsby Cutoff Road recorded 10.72 inches as of 5:05 p.m. today.

Schneider said that although most areas will receive less than a half an inch rain today, a coastal flood advisory for the entire California coast is in effect until 3 p.m. Monday.

High astronomical tides and large ocean swell will cause minor coastal flooding and beach erosion through this afternoon.

Precipitation is expected to end by late afternoon and no weather hazards are forecast after today.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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