Photos by Brenna Swanston
A heavy rainstorm pounded Santa Maria on Monday, March 7, causing slight flooding in some parts of the city and surrounding areas. Other places experienced hail, such as in Lompoc and Santa Maria, although it melted almost immediately as it touched the ground. A report of an overturned vehicle on Harris Grade Road was reported Monday morning over emergency radio frequencies. Was it El Nino, or just random extreme weather?