Tropical Cyclone Hilary made a soggy sweep through Del Mar Aug. 20 but caused minimal damage and no interruptions to utility services.
The storm brought steady rainfall throughout the day that intensified in the early evening. The National Weather Service reported 2.14 inches of precipitation at its station in Encinitas.
Coastal San Diego County receives an average of 10 inches of rainfall annually. During August, the average is 0.1 inch.
For the most part, the rains did not disrupt Del Mar's streets and sidewalks. On 25th Street, workers quickly cleared a clogged storm drain that had caused some ponding.
As for winds, some tree limbs snapped and at least one tree toppled on private property, according to the Public Works Department. Beyond that, any mess left by Hilary could be cleaned with a rake and broom.
Along the beachfront, some residents had covered windows and doorways with sheets of plywood.
Storm surge and big surf, however, never materialized at Del Mar.