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NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MON 11/24/2014

Some much needed rainfall could be headed to San Diego! It's still looking like there will be a pattern shift for the start of next week. A large Pacific storm system will move into the West Coast and bring rain to San Diego and most of California. You can easily spot the upper level system on the map below.


It looks like the best chances for rain will be Monday and Tuesday of next week (12/1 to 12/2). The key to the forecast, as always, will be the track of this storm. This will determine who will get the heaviest rain. It's still early in the game, but San Diego could possibly get a good soaking. In addition, as the upper level system passes Tuesday, we could also see thunderstorms.

This could be the start of an active pattern. On the map below, you can see yet another storm system developing in the Pacific for the second week of the month.


I'm heading out of town, so I won't be able to update the blog while I'm gone. Remember, you can find rain totals and radar imagery on other areas of my website. Good luck and stay safe!

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SATURDAY 11/22/2014

The active weather pattern continues for most of the most of the Midwest and East Coast. I'm expecting quiet conditions and a big warm up here in San Diego for the next several days as a big ridge develops in the upper atmosphere. You can spot the anomaly in the image below. Also notice the stormy/cold pattern farther East.


This pattern will break down by the end of the month. You can see it in the image below. The West Coast will become cool/stormy while the eastern half of the U.S. will see a warm up.


During this pattern change, we should see an increased chance for rain along the West Coast. Right now it's unclear how this will impact San Diego. Typically the heaviest rains stay north of our area. More than likely this will happen, however, it all depends on the track of the storm. Regardless, it's definitely worth watching. Given the current data, it appears that the rain will approach the area around the 11/30 to 12/3 time frame.

Unfortunately I will be out of town during that time, so I won't be able to provide further updates. I'll start posting again by mid December.

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS 11/21/2014

WEATHER UPDATE: THURSDAY 11/13

A few light showers or drizzle is possible tonight into early tomorrow. It shouldn't amount to much rainfall. Afterwards, skies will gradually clear for the weekend and warmer weather is headed this way early next week.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE FOR SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SUNDAY 11/9/2014

Most of the active weather will remain in the Midwest and East Coast for the upcoming workweek. Cooler air will descend into our region for the start of the week. Expect morning fog and possibly drizzle on Monday and especially Tuesday morning.

Warmer air will return for the end of the week. In fact, I'm watching for the possibility of a Santa Ana wind for next Saturday and Sunday, which could boost our temps significantly.

Afterwards, the pattern will be prime for a storm system to sneak into the West Coast and bring some rain. Right now it looks like this will occur around Wednesday 11/19, though it's difficult to pinpoint exact times this far out (the storm doesn't even exist yet!). Stay tuned!

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS 11-2-2014

Here are the 24 hour totals as of 10 AM.


And here are the 48 hour totals as of 10 AM, which are the amounts for the entire storm.


The image below shows precipitation from the month of October. It's a percentage of normal precipitation, which enhances areas in surplus and areas that are dry. As you can see, we desperately needed this rain!


SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS 10-31-2014 TO 11-1-2014

A quick shower could pass today, otherwise, most of the rain is gone. Here are the 24 hour rain totals as of 12 PM today.



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HOURLY TEMPERATURE FORECAST

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