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Storm moves on after dropping little rain on L.A.

Forecasters had predicted up to 3 inches of rain, but the weaker-than-expected storm veered southeast over the ocean, and downtown got less than a quarter inch.

November 12, 2011|By Victoria Kim and Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
  • As clouds loom over the mountains, Lauren Kemp and Gary Gill embrace at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
As clouds loom over the mountains, Lauren Kemp and Gary Gill embrace at Griffith… (Katie Falkenberg, For the…)

A weaker-than-expected storm that dropped less than a quarter inch of rain on Los Angeles headed out Saturday night, and Sunday morning clouds were expected to give way to clear skies by afternoon.

The storm had been billed as a major weather event, with forecasters predicting up to 3 inches of rain, but in the end it veered southeast over the ocean, and downtown Los Angeles got just 0.16 inches. Avalon on Santa Catalina Island was wetter, with 2.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

"Out in the ocean, the dolphins are using their umbrellas," David Sweet, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said jokingly.

Some significant snow fell in higher elevations. Big Pines, near Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest, got 2 1/2 inches of snow, enough to require snow plows, Sweet said.

The rain seemed to have little effect on Southland roadways.

Meteorologists said a warming trend probably will continue until mid-week before the area once again cools off.

victoria.kim@latimes.com

sam.quinones@latimes.com

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