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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.







SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: THURSDAY 1-12-2016 TO FRIDAY 1-13-2016



Location Inches
Alpine (ANEC1) 1.08
Barona (BNAC1) 1.17
Birch Hill (IRCC1) 1.63
Bonsall (BOSC1) 0.59
Cactus County Park (CCPC1) 1.17
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1) 1.11
Deer Springs (DRGC1) 0.83
Descanso (DENC1) 0.98
Descanso RS (DSCC1) 1.11
Dulzura Summit (DULC1) 0.66
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1) 1.12
El Cajon (LCKC1) 0.99
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1) 0.98
Encinitas (ENCC1) 0.83
Escondido (ESOC1) 0.78
Flinn Springs (FLYC1) 1.01
Goose Valley (GOSC1) 0.85
Granite Hills (GRHC1) 1.16
Harbison Canyon (HARC1) 0.96
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1) 1.3
Julian (JLNC1) 1.09
Julian (JULC1) 1.16
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1) 0.82
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1) 1.07
La Mesa (LMSC1) 0.88
Lake Hodges (HODC1) 0.63
Las Flores (LSFC1) 0.62
Marron Valley (MAVC1) 0.63
Mesa Grande (MEGC1) 1.35
Miramar Lake (MMRC1) 1.02
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1) 1.12
Oceanside (OCNC1) 0.87
Otay Mountain (OTYC1) 1.26
Palomar Airport (CRQ) 0.67
Palomar Airport (PLMC1) 0.61
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1) 1.44
Pine Hills (PIHC1) 1.15
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1) 1.28
Point Loma (L13) 0.57
Potrero (PRCC1) 0.85
Poway (PWYC1) 1.14
Ramona (RMNC1) 1.05
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1) 0.48
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1) 1.14
Rincon Springs (RINC1) 0.75
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1) 0.86
San Diego Estates (ESTC1) 0.95
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1) 0.81
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1) 0.66
San Ysidro (YSDC1) 1.18
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1) 1.02
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1) 0.96
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1) 1.03
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1) 1.45
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1) 0.08
Valley Center (VLCC1) 0.86
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1) 1.01
Warner Springs (WSGC1) 0.99
Wire Mountain (WIRC1) 0.6
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1) 0.7

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: WEDNESDAY 1-11-2017



Alpine (ANEC1)0.30
Barona (BNAC1)0.12
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.20
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.69
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.47
Brown Field (SDM)0.05
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.27
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.55
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.54
Descanso (DENC1)0.39
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.44
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.10
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.55
Escondido (ESOC1)0.19
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.12
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.18
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.22
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.12
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.27
Julian (JLNC1)0.55
Julian (JULC1)0.55
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.15
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.44
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.14
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.39
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.08
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.71
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.05
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.04
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.59
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.36
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.12
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.16
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.18
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.25
Oceanside (OKB)0.25
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.31
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.32
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.73
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.74
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.86
Point Loma (L13)0.08
Potrero (PRCC1)0.19
Poway (PWYC1)0.14
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.15
Ramona (RNM)0.15
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.23
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.39
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.20
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.08
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.23
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.14
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.24
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.12
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.15
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.04
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.12
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.40
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.40
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.08
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.08
Valley Center (VALC1)0.30
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.44
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.16
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.30
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.42

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED TUESDAY 1-10-2016

The next storm system is diving out of the North Pacific towards California (image below). This will bring rain to Southern California on Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday.

Intermittent showers will be possible through the day on Wednesday. More substantial rain with isolated downpours will develop on Thursday as the core of the system moves closer.

Isolated showers will linger into Friday, though the heaviest rain will be gone.

Snow levels in San Diego County will be above 9,000 feet Wednesday, then drop to 6,000 feet Wednesday, and then as low as 4,000 feet on Friday.


SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: MONDAY 1-9-2016



Alpine (ANEC1)0.31
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.05
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.09
Bonita (BTAC1)0.11
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.32
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.66
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.33
Descanso (DENC1)0.35
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.43
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.03
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.43
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.32
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.20
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.31
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.25
Escondido (ESOC1)0.32
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.12
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.18
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.29
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.19
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.35
Julian (JLNC1)0.42
Julian (JULC1)0.46
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.20
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.45
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.38
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.20
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.43
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.04
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.24
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.21
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.31
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.27
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.70
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.60
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.57
Point Loma (L13)0.12
Potrero (PRCC1)0.07
Poway (PWYC1)0.19
Ramona (RMNC1)0.22
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.22
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.38
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.19
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.26
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.24
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.13
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.30
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.31
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.20
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.25
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.04
Valley Center (VALC1)0.30
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.45
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.26
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.27
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.24

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED SATURDAY 1-7-2017

A large storm system is currently churning in the Pacific, which is seen in the satellite loop below. This system is tapping into a lot of moisture from the Tropics, which is seen in the second loop (sometimes called an Atmospheric River). This type of scenario results in major rain events for the West Coast. Most of the moisture will stay north of our area, where Central and Northern California will see large amounts of rain. In addition, the Sierra's will see a substantial amount of snow (last image).

Closer to home, we should see some of this moisture creep into Southern California by Monday, where rain is looking likely. Showers and isolated downpours will be possible through the day. We should then dry out by Tuesday. Another chance for rain could arrive later in the week...maybe Thursday.




SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: THURSDAY 1-5-2016



Alpine (ANEC1)0.31
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.30
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.92
Bonita (BTAC1)0.18
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.44
Brown Field (SDM)0.19
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.28
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.36
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.38
Descanso (DENC1)0.35
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.35
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.20
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.75
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.25
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.27
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.18
Escondido (ESOC1)0.35
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.20
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.31
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.15
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.31
Julian (JLNC1)0.61
Julian (JULC1)0.75
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.05
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.57
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.08
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.37
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.12
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.25
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.16
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.16
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.03
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.60
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.35
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.26
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.40
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.14
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.52
North Island NAS (NZY)0.15
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.36
Oceanside (OKB)0.26
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.38
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.17
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.13
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)1.15
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.70
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.64
Point Loma (L13)0.18
Potrero (PRCC1)0.25
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RNM)0.16
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.24
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.19
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.18
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.21
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.18
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.14
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.25
San Ysidro (YSDC1)0.08
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.60
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.27
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.18
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.37
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.12
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.08
Valley Center (VALC1)0.18
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.15
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.73
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.11
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.25
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.47
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.31

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