Welcome rain falls on San Benito County

Halloween a washout for some, but rare rain was needed

More than an inch of rain fell on San Benito County on Halloween and into Saturday, dampening Halloween spirits but lifting hopes that the welcome weather would put a dent in the lingering drought.

The National Weather Service reported that local rainfall totals ranged from just over an inch at Pinnacles National Park to nearly 2 inches in northern areas of San Benito County. The City of Hollister recorded about an inch-and-a-half of precipitation through early Saturday morning.

"An unstable air mass will remain over the area through the morning and into the afternoon with additional showers and isolated thunderstorms expected" on Saturday, according to the NWS.

For more weather information, visit the National Weather Service Forecast Office website here.


Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.