Sudden Rain Burst Floods Studio City

A sudden storm hit Studio City and parts of North Hollywood.

At about 5:30 p.m., the skies opened up. Thunder and a few flashes of lightning opened up over Studio City.

Some of the roads near Ventura Boulevard and Vineland were flooded. 

Another report was that the roads near the North Hollywood Toyota near the 101 Freeway offramp was flooded, with water half a tire high.

Grant Miles, who has a weather station in Studio City, said, "This was unexpected - rain rates are exceeding an inch per hour here in the eastern part of Studio City. Looks like the cell is moving off northeast into Toluca Lake towards Burbank."

The Studio City Weather Center founded by Miles in 2010 and continues to deliver forecast details and warning details for the Studio City area, reported:

There was just a product of enough moisture available and certainly enough heat and lift to cause some convection. We observed moderate to heavy rain at Studio City Weather Center, with rain gauges recording about 0.13" of rain in about a twenty minute period, which is a pretty decent amount for a summer pop-up shower. The cell is currently moving slowly Northeast towards Burbank with some residual light showers remaining over the Studio City/North Hollywood area, and those should end shortly.

Check for his more detailed report in his Local Voices blog.

So far there are no reports of damage.

If you have experienced this downpour, please tell us in the COMMENTS area and post any photos you have.

David Rivers August 31, 2012 at 02:52 PM
It was a nice breath of fresh air. We've been wayyyy too dry.
Amy August 31, 2012 at 05:50 PM
What a frickin joke this report is. I live in Studio City and it rained for like 5-10 minutes. " no damage has been reported yet..." .13" holy cow! This is almost as bad as hurricane Issac. Almost...
Conrad Hauser August 31, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I was there. I brought the rain. And you are right. 10 minutes of rain like this turned enough heads.
tobias welk September 05, 2012 at 12:37 AM
it was at 4:30pm actually. article says 5:30 but it was 4:30.
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