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SAN DIEGO HIGH TEMPERATURES: WEDNESDAY 10-25-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)94
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)96
Brown Field (SDM)101
Camp Pendleton (NFG)99
Descanso (DENC1)92
Goose Valley (GOSC1)98
Imperial Beach (TIXC1)95
Julian (JLNC1)83
Julian (JULC1)81
Lake Murray (MUYC1)99
Las Flores (LSFC1)101
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)96
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)105
Mission Valley (BVDC1)101
Missle (MSXC1)104
Montgomery Field (MYF)104
North Island NAS (NZY)99
Oceanside (OKB)97
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)90
Palomar Airport (CRQ)94
Pine Hills (PIHC1)87
Potrero CDF (POTC1)95
Ramona (RNM)98
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)91
San Miguel (MIGC1)102
San Pasqual (PSQC1)104
San Ysidro (YSDC1)99
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)99
Valley Center (VLCC1)98
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)96

SAN DIEGO HIGH TEMPERATURES: TUESDAY 10-24-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)90
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)97
Brown Field (SDM)102
Camp Pendleton (NFG)107
Camp Pendleton (PPDC1)106
Descanso (DENC1)87
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)92
Goose Valley (GOSC1)97
Imperial Beach (TIXC1)93
Julian (JLNC1)83
Julian (JULC1)81
Lake Murray (MUYC1)100
Las Flores (LSFC1)106
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)95
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)107
Mission Valley (BVDC1)100
Missle (MSXC1)105
Montgomery Field (MYF)105
North Island NAS (NZY)99
Oceanside (OKB)104
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)92
Palomar Airport (CRQ)102
Pine Hills (PIHC1)86
Potrero CDF (POTC1)93
Ramona (RNM)99
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)103
San Miguel (MIGC1)103
San Pasqual (PSQC1)105
Solana Beach (SOB)87
Valley Center (VLCC1)99
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)104

SAN DIEGO HIGH TEMPERATURES: MONDAY 10-23-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)92
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)100
Brown Field (SDM)98
Camp Pendleton (NFG)99
Camp Pendleton (PPDC1)103
Descanso (DENC1)88
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)96
Goose Valley (GOSC1)100
Imperial Beach (TIXC1)87
Julian (JLNC1)85
Julian (JULC1)81
Lake Murray (MUYC1)99
Las Flores (LSFC1)96
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)91
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)103
Mission Valley (BVDC1)100
Missle (MSXC1)101
Montgomery Field (MYF)102
North Island NAS (NZY)94
Oceanside (OKB)91
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)93
Palomar Airport (CRQ)92
Pine Hills (PIHC1)89
Potrero CDF (POTC1)96
Ramona (RNM)101
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)94
San Miguel (MIGC1)101
San Pasqual (PSQC1)106
Solana Beach (SOB)84
Valley Center (VLCC1)103
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)90

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: FRIDAY 10-20-2017







Alpine (ANEC1)0.00
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.01
Bonita (BTAC1)0.00
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Brown Field (SDM)0.00
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.00
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.00
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.00
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.03
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.01
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.04
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.01
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.00
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.00
Escondido (ESOC1)0.00
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.00
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.00
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.00
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.00
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.00
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.02
Julian (JLNC1)0.01
Julian (JULC1)0.00
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.00
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.00
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.00
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.00
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.00
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.04
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.00
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.00
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.00
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.00
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.00
Missle (MSXC1)0.00
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.00
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.01
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.00
Oceanside (OKB)0.00
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.01
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.00
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.00
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.07
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.00
Point Loma (L13)0.00
Poway (PWYC1)0.05
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.00
Ramona (RNM)0.00
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.00
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.00
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.00
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.00
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.00
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.00
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.00
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.00
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.00
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.00
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.00
Smugglers Gulch (UGGC1)0.00
Solana Beach (SOB)0.01
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.00
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.00
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.00
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.00
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.02
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.00
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.00
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.01

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: SUNDAY 9-3-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)0.00
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.00
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.00
Bonita (BTAC1)0.00
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.00
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.00
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.00
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.00
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.00
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.08
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.00
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.03
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.00
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.00
Escondido (ESOC1)0.00
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.04
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.01
Goat Canyon (GOCC1)0.00
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.00
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.00
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.02
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.00
Julian (JLNC1)0.05
Julian (JULC1)0.07
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.06
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.10
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.16
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.00
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.07
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.00
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.03
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.00
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.00
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.00
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.04
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.06
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.06
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.00
Oceanside (OKB)0.00
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.06
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.00
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.00
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.01
Point Loma (L13)0.01
Potrero (PRCC1)0.00
Poway (PWYC1)0.00
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.04
Ramona (RNM)0.00
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.00
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.04
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.05
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.03
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.00
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.00
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.00
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.12
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.00
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.00
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.00
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.02
Smugglers Gulch (UGGC1)0.00
Solana Beach (SOB)0.01
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.00
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.03
Tijuana R - Int'l Bndry (TIJC1)0.02
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.08
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.02
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.04
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.00
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.00
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.04
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.00

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO - TROPICAL STORM LIDIA: UPDATED 1 PM SATURDAY 9-2-2017

Tropical Storm Lidia will continue to weaken as it moves to the northwest. The computer forecasts for track and intensity are posted below.

Although the core of the storm will miss San Diego to the west, it will still be close enough to bring showers and isolated downpours to the area on Sunday.

Strongest winds will remain near the center of the storm off the coast. The low pressure will be closest to San Diego right around 9 AM to 4 PM Sunday. The computer forecast for sustained winds is posted below. Sustained winds of 30-40 mph can be expected offshore during this time.

The storm will continue its northwest path into Sunday night, so rain chances will quickly diminish heading into Labor Day.





EXTREME HEAT IN SAN DIEGO: UPDATED WEDNESDAY 6-14-2017

Hot air will slowly move into the region over the next few days. You can spot the progression of the heat core on the maps below (indicated by the shades of red and purple).

Highs will reach the mid 80s on Thursday and then upper 80s to near 90 heading into the weekend. Further inland, the heat will be more intense, where highs will easily exceed 100.

The core of the heat will settle overhead on Monday and Tuesday, where we should easily see highs in the 90s. Ultimately it depends on the thickness of the marine layer, which could be our saving grace for coastal and areas just inland. Mountains and desert areas will be unbearable.

Long range computer forecasts are hinting at a gradual break down of the pattern possibly around Sunday 6/25 to Tuesday 6/27. I'll keep monitoring the trends and bring more updates. 



SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: MONDAY 5-15-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)0.08
Barona (BNAC1)0.04
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.10
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.00
Bonita (BTAC1)0.00
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Brown Field (SDM)0.00
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.03
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.01
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.00
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.12
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.10
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.04
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.00
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.08
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.06
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.04
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.08
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.00
Escondido (ESOC1)0.04
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.00
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.08
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.01
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.08
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.18
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.00
Julian (JLNC1)0.05
Julian (JULC1)0.06
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.00
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.00
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.00
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.08
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.00
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.02
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.02
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.06
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.02
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.03
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.00
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.02
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.11
North Island NAS (NZY)0.00
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.06
Oceanside (OKB)0.04
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.06
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.00
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.00
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.01
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.09
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.10
Point Loma (L13)0.00
Potrero (PRCC1)0.04
Potrero CDF (POTC1)0.06
Poway (PWYC1)0.04
Ramona (RMNC1)0.00
Ramona (RNM)0.02
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.05
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.00
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.03
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.01
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.07
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.08
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.07
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.00
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.02
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.00
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.04
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.01
Solana Beach (SOB)0.00
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.06
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.00
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.00
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.01
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.02
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.00
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.03
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.05
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.02

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SUNDAY 5-14-2017

A storm system is approaching our area from the northwest. You can spot it in the satellite loop below. This system will bring us a chance for a few showers on Monday. The rain chance will quickly diminish by Tuesday. Rain totals should stay below 0.5".


NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED FRIDAY 4-7-2017

A weak front will pass the area early Saturday morning. It will bring a brief chance for some showers, though the bulk of the rain will miss us to the north. Rain chances diminish by the afternoon. Temperatures will stay comfortably cool through the weekend.

Another chance for rain will arrive by the end of next workweek, though it also will miss us to the north. Regardless, it's worth watching in the upcoming days.

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: WEDNESDAY 3-22-2017


Barona (BNAC1)0.07
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.14
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.17
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.86
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.36
Brown Field (SDM)0.09
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.15
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.20
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.43
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.06
Descanso (DENC1)0.57
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.71
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.25
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.62
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.06
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.38
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.02
Escondido (ESOC1)0.25
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.03
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.13
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.18
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.05
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.12
Julian (JLNC1)0.68
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.07
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.45
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.11
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.04
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.12
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.16
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.07
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.30
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.02
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.58
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.09
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.04
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.07
Missle (MSXC1)0.00
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.08
North Island NAS (NZY)0.05
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.04
Oceanside (OKB)0.02
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.43
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.07
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.05
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.94
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.48
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.50
Point Loma (L13)0.10
Potrero (PRCC1)0.25
Poway (PWYC1)0.07
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.05
Ramona (RNM)0.03
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.06
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.27
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.16
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.22
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.04
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.06
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.02
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.36
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.11
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.67
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.33
Solana Beach (SOB)0.02
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.44
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.04
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.36
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.14
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.82
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.17
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.02
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.11

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MONDAY 3-20-2017

A large storm system is spinning off the West Coast. It looks impressive on the satellite loop below. This system will glide overhead on Wednesday. Scattered showers and isolated downpours will be possible during this time. We could even see an isolated thunderstorm Wednesday night, so don't be surprised if you hear a rumble or two. The computer forecast rain totals are below.

Snow levels will stay above 8,000 feet all day Wednesday, then drop as low as 5,000 feet by Thursday morning as the system exits. The highest mountains in San Diego County could get some snow, though most of the accumulations will be in the San Bernardino Mountains and into the Sierras. The computer forecast snow totals are below.

Another system could pass the area on Saturday, however, it doesn't look too impressive.




SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: SUNDAY 3-5-2017



Alpine (ANEC1)0.10
Barona (BNAC1)0.05
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.07
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.13
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.01
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.32
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.03
Descanso (DENC1)0.21
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.21
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.01
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.11
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.03
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.07
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.22
Escondido (ESOC1)0.12
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.03
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.04
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.16
Julian (JLNC1)0.24
Julian (JULC1)0.27
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.22
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.15
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.00
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.05
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.26
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.09
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.01
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.18
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.12
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.04
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.49
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.25
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.26
Point Loma (L13)0.00
Potrero (PRCC1)0.07
Potrero CDF (POTC1)0.05
Poway (PWYC1)0.13
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.11
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.04
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.03
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.08
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.06
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.00
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.06
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.09
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.00
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.20
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.00
Tijuana R - Int'l Bndry (TIJC1)0.02
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.16
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.07
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.19
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.14
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.01
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.20

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: SUNDAY 2-26-2017 TO MONDAY 2-27-2017

Here are the 2 day rain totals from Sunday into Monday.



Alpine (ANEC1)3.45
Barret Lake (BRTC1)2.92
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)3.20
Birch Hill (IRCC1)6.99
Bonsall (BOSC1)2.77
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)3.19
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)6.39
Deer Springs (DRGC1)3.69
Descanso (DENC1)4.53
Descanso RS (DSCC1)4.91
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)3.41
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)4.49
El Cajon (LCKC1)3.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)3.84
Encinitas (ENCC1)2.79
Escondido (ESOC1)4.01
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)2.69
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)3.54
Goose Valley (GOSC1)3.67
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)3.68
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)6.68
Julian (JLNC1)5.17
Julian (JULC1)5.52
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)3.56
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)5.07
La Mesa (LMSC1)4.07
Lake Hodges (HODC1)4.41
Lake Murray (MUYC1)3.55
Las Flores (LSFC1)2.32
Marron Valley (MAVC1)3.22
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)7.29
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)4.64
Mission Valley (BVDC1)3.61
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)7.69
Oceanside (OCNC1)1.95
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)3.23
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)8.71
Pine Hills (PIHC1)5.83
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)6.36
Point Loma (L13)1.97
Potrero (PRCC1)3.65
Poway (PWYC1)4.68
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.19
Ramona (RMNC1)4.70
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)4.07
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)4.33
Rincon Springs (RINC1)3.46
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)2.14
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)3.78
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)2.68
San Miguel (MIGC1)2.47
San Pasqual (PSQC1)3.40
San Ysidro (YSDC1)3.11
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)4.91
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)3.31
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)5.03
Solana Beach (SOB)2.72
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)4.69
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)2.92
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)5.12
Valley Center (VALC1)4.72
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)4.39
Warner Springs (WSGC1)3.09
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)1.60
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)5.85

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED THURSDAY 2-23-2017

There are a couple small storm systems headed this way by the end of the weekend. You can see the first spinning over Alaska. The second system is right behind. Both systems will bring a chance for showers late Sunday into Monday. I've also attached a preliminary look at computer forecast rain accumulations. Obviously these will change a bit as the systems move closer and the data becomes more reliable.



SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: FRIDAY 2-17-2017 TO SUNDAY 2-19-2017

Here are the 3 day rain totals.

Alpine (ANEC1)1.64
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)1.46
Birch Hill (IRCC1)1.93
Bonita (BTAC1)0.78
Bonsall (BOSC1)1.33
Brown Field (SDM)1.62
Deer Springs (DRGC1)1.60
Descanso (DENC1)1.71
Descanso RS (DSCC1)1.84
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)1.56
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)1.77
Echo Dell (ECDC1)1.58
El Cajon (LCKC1)1.35
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)1.48
Escondido (ESOC1)1.92
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)1.16
Goose Valley (GOSC1)1.12
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.94
Julian (JLNC1)0.86
Julian (JULC1)0.89
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)1.44
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)1.55
Lake Hodges (HODC1)2.09
Lake Murray (MUYC1)1.29
Las Flores (LSFC1)1.81
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)1.18
Marron Valley (MAVC1)1.27
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)1.23
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)1.82
Mission Valley (BVDC1)1.44
Montgomery Field (MYF)1.39
Oceanside (OCNC1)1.54
Oceanside (OKB)1.46
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)2.23
Palomar Airport (CRQ)1.44
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)1.60
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)2.52
Pine Hills (PIHC1)1.37
Point Loma (L13)0.99
Potrero (PRCC1)1.17
Potrero CDF (POTC1)1.22
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)1.40
Ramona (RNM)1.37
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)1.66
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)1.46
Rincon Springs (RINC1)1.32
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.98
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)1.58
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)1.67
San Miguel (MIGC1)1.57
San Pasqual (PSQC1)1.69
San Ysidro (YSDC1)1.46
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)1.26
Solana Beach (SOB)1.25
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)1.24
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)1.57
Tijuana R - Int'l Bndry (TIJC1)1.19
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)1.65
Valley Center (VALC1)1.47
Valley Center (VLCC1)1.35
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.88
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.90
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)1.66
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)1.16
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)1.38

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIGO: UPDATED THURSDAY 2-16-2017

The next storm system is brewing in the Pacific Ocean right now. You can spot the jet stream energy in the upper left of the water vapor loop below (first map). It's going to tap into a decent amount of moisture. You can see the moisture plume in the second map below. Here is a rough timeline of the storm:

FRIDAY
7 AM to 4 PM: Stray isolated shower possible (30%) Snow levels 10,000 to 12,000 feet.
4 PM to 12 AM: Rain moves in from the west. Embedded within the showers will be heavy downpours. (100%) Snow levels 6,000 to 9,000 feet.

SATURDAY
12 AM to 7 AM: The heaviest rain exits the region. (100%) Snow levels 6,000 to 8,000 feet.
7 AM to 7 PM: Isolated showers, or brief downpour will be possible. (60%) Snow levels 5,000 to 6,000 feet.

SUNDAY
7 AM to 7 PM: Lingering isolated shower possible. (30%) Snow levels 5,000 to 6,000 feet.




NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MONDAY 2-13-2017

Rain is looking likely for the end of the workweek and into the upcoming weekend. Showers and occasional downpours will be possible Friday and especially into Friday night (90%). Isolated showers will persist into Saturday (60%) and possibly Sunday (30%).

The latest computer data suggests the system is trending slower and farther south (first map below is yesterday's data, the second map is from today). If this trend continues, the highest rain totals could miss us to the south. Regardless, we could still get a good soaking from this system.

Another rain chance will arrive early next week - possibly next Tuesday or Wednesday.


SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: SATURDAY 2-11-2017


Alpine (ANEC1)0.13
Barona (BNAC1)0.04
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.01
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.10
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.06
Brown Field (SDM)0.03
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.03
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.15
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.22
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.12
Descanso (DENC1)0.18
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.19
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.09
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.12
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.06
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.06
Escondido (ESOC1)0.07
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.03
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.04
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.09
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.00
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.07
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.06
Julian (JLNC1)0.23
Julian (JULC1)0.20
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.05
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.05
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.03
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.09
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.04
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.17
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.01
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.04
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.09
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.19
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.09
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.06
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.04
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.22
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.16
Oceanside (OKB)0.14
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.13
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.16
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.13
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.24
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.21
Point Loma (L13)0.01
Poway (PWYC1)0.11
Ramona (RMNC1)0.17
Ramona (RNM)0.15
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.14
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.04
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.02
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.03
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.08
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.09
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.07
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.05
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.04
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.15
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.04
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.11
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.15
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.04
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.08
Valley Center (VALC1)0.05
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.27
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.01
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.12
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.22
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.15

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: MONDAY 2-6-2017 TO TUESDAY 2-7-2017

Here are the two day rain totals for Monday 2/6 to Tuesday 2/7.


Alpine (ANEC1)1.35
Barona (BNAC1)0.52
Barret Lake (BRTC1)1.12
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.99
Birch Hill (IRCC1)3.57
Bonita (BTAC1)0.16
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.90
Brown Field (SDM)0.19
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.63
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.91
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)2.35
Deer Springs (DRGC1)1.00
Descanso RS (DSCC1)2.20
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.29
Echo Dell (ECDC1)1.02
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.64
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)1.87
Escondido (ESOC1)0.51
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.21
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.38
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.81
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.20
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.92
Julian (JLNC1)1.85
Julian (JULC1)2.08
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.42
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)2.19
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.38
Lake Hodges (HODC1)1.12
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.30
Las Flores (LSFC1)1.24
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.14
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.94
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)2.57
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.49
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.37
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.34
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.37
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)1.77
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.99
Oceanside (OKB)0.97
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.80
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.55
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.55
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)3.81
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)3.00
Point Loma (L13)0.18
Potrero (PRCC1)1.01
Poway (PWYC1)0.38
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.80
Ramona (RNM)0.50
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.72
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)1.69
Rincon Springs (RINC1)1.20
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.29
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.75
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.01
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.59
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.23
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.54
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.11
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)1.51
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.31
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.79
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)1.43
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.08
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)1.26
Valley Center (VALC1)0.73
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.55
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)2.19
Warner Springs (WSGC1)1.06
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)1.05
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)1.78
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)1.46

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MONDAY 2-6-2017

A few showers will be possible today and tomorrow as a front passes the area. Rain totals won't be too impressive, but we'll take whatever we can get.

Another system passes late Friday into Friday night. Scattered showers are possible, however, the brunt of the storm will miss us to the north.

Then we will see a period of warm and dry weather from Sunday, 2/12 to Wednesday, 2/15 (indicated in red on the first map below).

Afterwards, long range computer forecasts are now hinting at a stormy and wet period headed this way by the end of next workweek, starting roughly around 2/16 to 2/17 (indicated in blue on the second map below). This is definitely worth watching because it could bring substantial rainfall to most of Southern California. I'll bring more updates in the coming days.



NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SUNDAY 1-29-2017

Clear and mild weather persists this weekend as high pressure continues to hover over Southern California. There is a large and weakening storm system in the Pacific. You can spot it in the upper left of the satellite loop below. This system will bring a slight chance for some showers on Friday, though the bulk of the rain will miss us to the north.

Afterwards, almost every long range computer forecast keeps most of California dry and warm (you can spot the red bubble on the second map below). The computers have been consistent with this scenario, so my confidence is high in the forecast. It's plausible that we won't see rain through the second week of February...maybe longer. As always, a renegade system could sneak in underneath this ridge. I'll continue to monitor the data and keep you posted.



SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: THURSDAY 1-19-2017 TO TUESDAY1-24-2017

The rain is slowly diminishing across the area. Here are the 6 day rain totals updated at 4 PM Tuesday, 1-24-2017. It should remain sunny and dry for the next several days. We could possibly see rain return around February 1-2.



Alpine (ANEC1)5.95
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)5.58
Birch Hill (IRCC1)10.52
Bonsall (BOSC1)6.15
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)3.43
Camp Pendleton (NFG)3.87
Deer Springs (DRGC1)4.23
Descanso (DENC1)8.67
Descanso RS (DSCC1)9.19
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)5.21
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)6.96
El Cajon (LCKC1)4.50
Escondido (ESOC1)5.90
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)2.54
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)5.03
Goose Valley (GOSC1)4.92
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)5.61
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)9.02
Julian (JLNC1)9.56
Julian (JULC1)10.43
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)3.25
Lake Hodges (HODC1)4.94
Lake Murray (MUYC1)4.06
Las Flores (LSFC1)3.26
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)1.97
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)4.56
Mission Valley (BVDC1)3.13
Montgomery Field (MYF)3.06
Oceanside (OKB)2.86
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)6.24
Palomar Airport (CRQ)2.58
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)2.75
Pine Hills (PIHC1)8.94
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)9.59
Point Loma (L13)2.51
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)5.06
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)4.38
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)5.12
Rincon Springs (RINC1)5.58
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)3.49
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)4.75
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)2.64
San Miguel (MIGC1)3.33
San Pasqual (PSQC1)4.35
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)3.67
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)7.05
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)6.80
Valley Center (VALC1)5.46
Valley Center (VLCC1)5.34
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)7.35
Warner Springs (WSGC1)5.07
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)3.44
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)6.87
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)6.06

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MONDAY 1-23-2017

Isolated showers will linger tonight and through most of Tuesday. Most areas should be dry by Tuesday evening. Snow levels will hover around 4,000 feet. Here are the forecast accumulations:

1 to 4" from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet.
4 to 8" from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet
8"+ above 6,000 feet

After Tuesday, we are headed towards an extended period of dry weather. Cold mornings and sunny afternoons will persist into the weekend. You can spot the dominant weather feature on the map below.

There are indications that this pattern could break down around February 1-2 with rain returning to the area. I'll keep you posted.


SNOW FORECAST SAN DIEGO COUNTY: SUNDAY 1-22-2017

Here are is a computer forecast (NAM 10:1 ratio) for snow totals with this system. With snow levels dropping as low as 4,000 feet by Monday, I'm still expecting Cuyamaca and Laguna to get a few inches of snow as well.


NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED WEDNESDAY 1-18-2017

A series of storm systems will affect all of Southern California over the next several days. I'll try and break it down into a timeline:

Thursday
Scattered showers are likely with isolated downpours possible. Winds 15-25 mph, 50 mph gusts in the mountains.
AM snow levels: ~7,000 feet
PM snow levels: ~6,000 feet

Friday into early Saturday
Rain likely, heavy at times. This system is more potent, so rain totals will be higher. In addition, isolated thunderstorms are possible. Winds 15-30 mph, 60 mph gusts in the mountains.
AM snow levels: ~6,000 feet
PM snow levels: ~5,000 feet

Sunday
Another potent system headed this way. Rain is likely with isolated downpours, possibly a thunderstorm. Winds 10-20 mph, 50 mph gusts in the mountains.
AM snow levels: ~11,000 feet
PM snow levels: ~7,000 feet (steadily dropping)

Monday into Tuesday
Scattered showers. This will be the coolest system of the four. Snow levels could dip down to 4,000 feet. Winds 15-30 mph, 60 mph gusts in the mountains.

By the end of all of this, rain totals could range from 3 to 6" with significantly higher amounts expected in the mountains. The 5 day computer forecast is posted below.

I'll continue to bring updates throughout the event!


NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SATURDAY 1-14-2016

The unsettled weather pattern will persist for at least another two weeks. Computer forecasts continue to show a cool and wet anomaly over the entire Western United States (shown below). This means we will have several chances for rain in the coming days. In addition, temperatures will generally remain below normal.

The first system arrives Thursday and it will immediately be followed by more rain on Friday. In fact, it's looking like the rain chance will linger into next weekend as well. It's still too early to pinpoint the exact timing of these systems, but if you are going to be outdoors, I'd plan accordingly.

SAN DIEGO 2016 RECAP: RAINFALL & TEMPERATURES

2016 was a warm year with overall temperatures at 2.7 above average. Total rainfall was at 10.2" for the year, which is just a hair below average.



Average Temperature Departure From Normal Total Rainfall Departure From Normal
Jan 58.5 1.4 3.21 1.23
Feb 63.9 6 0.05 -2.22
Mar 62.7 3.3 0.76 -1.05
Apr 65.5 3.8 0.55 -0.23
May 65 1 0.44 0.32
Jun 68.9 2.5 0 -0.07
Jul 70.9 0.9 0 -0.03
Aug 72.8 1.2 0 -0.02
Sep 72 1.4 0.32 0.17
Oct 70.6 3.9 0.07 -0.5
Nov 65.8 4.5 0.61 -0.4
Dec 58.9 2.4 4.22 2.69
Total 66.3 2.7 10.2 0.0


Most of the Southern California and the Southwest U.S. were below normal for rainfall, though Northern California and Southern Nevada were above normal. Temperatures were significantly above normal across the entire Southwest.








Across the United States:

The Northern Midwest, Texas and parts of the Mid Atlantic saw record rainfall. It was warmer than normal across the entire country, with parts of Georgia and Arizona seeing record heat.







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