SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The last time San Francisco saw rain over a two day period the nation was debating Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain as possible replacements for President George W. Bush.

Through 7 a.m. Wednesday, San Francisco had received 1.36 inches of rainfall since midnight. Combined with 1.61 inches received yesterday we have a 2-day total of 2.97 inches. With more rain on the way, Wednesday will be the rainiest 2 days in San Francisco since at least January 2008.

The city hasn’t seen over 3.5 inches of rain over a two-day period since January 26th of that year. The last time city neared thee three inch mark over 48 hours was in February of 2009.

Tuesday’s 1.61 inches was the highest single-day San Francisco total in five years.

The one-day record in San Francisco is 5.54″ on Nov. 5, 1994.

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