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RAIN TOTALS

24 HOUR RAIN TOTALS SAN DIEGO COUNTY - UPDATED HOURLY

24 HOUR RAIN TOTALS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - UPDATED HOURLY


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24 HOUR RAIN TOTALS IN CALIFORNIA - UPDATED HOURLY

7 DAY RAIN TOTALS IN CALIFORNIA - UPDATED 8 AM

RAIN TOTALS SO FAR THIS MONTH IN CALIFORNIA - UPDATED DAILY

RAIN TOTALS SO FAR THIS YEAR IN CALIFORNIA - UPDATED DAILY

PERCENT OF AVERAGE RAINFALL SO FAR THIS YEAR IN CALIFORNIA
(A GOOD WAY TO SPOT AREAS THAT ARE WETTER/DRIER THAN NORMAL)


RAINFALL SO FAR THIS RAIN SEASON IN CALIFORNIA

PERCENT OF AVERAGE RAINFALL SO FAR THIS RAIN SEASON IN CALIFORNIA
(ALSO A GOOD WAY TO SPOT AREAS THAT ARE WETTER/DRIER THAN NORMAL)

79 comments:

  1. El niño rainfall just coming into play at this time. Hopefully, replenishes much of the State water supply.

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    1. Looks like it's over for at least a couple of weeks

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    2. The pattern definitely doesn't look good for rainfall. We might get a small system to sneak into the area, but I agree, it looks mainly dry for a week or two.

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  2. Agreed. This is the first El Nino type storm system of the season. There was a brief atmospheric river with this system, though it got cut off at the last second. Otherwise, our rain totals would have doubled. Regardless, it's nice to see a slow soaking rain!

    -Aaron-

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  3. Looks like we are looking at 4 days of rain next week. Hopefully we see a lot of rain.

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    1. Agreed. We have a chance for rain from Sunday night through early Friday. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out - computers are typically unreliable in these types of active weather patterns.

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    2. I love the rain. It seems like there's a lake in my back yard.

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  4. Thank you for this wonderfully collected page of information!! I've been using it since December. It's so useful.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I initially created it so that I could have a one-stop website for San Diego weather. I'm glad you enjoy it.

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    2. Any chance of getting a table showing totals? Thanks.

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    3. I usually post rain totals after each event. I'll have a map and table of totals. Here is a link to the latest event:

      http://sandiegoweathercenter.blogspot.com/2017/01/san-diego-rain-totals-wednesday-1-11.html

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    4. Thanks for sharing these maps! Can't wait to compare next week! (I took screenshots today, before the storm!)

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  5. Thanks for this. Only recent rainfall totals I have found posted for San Diego.

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    1. My goal was to make San Diego weather information easily accessible. I'm happy to hear that you find my website useful!

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  6. I agree Aaron, great website. Love the graphical and map displays.

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  7. Aaron: Thank you for your web sight. We weather junkies never get enough. I have been looking for year to date rainfall totals listed by city. I found weather station rainfall totals at cal. data exchange center, which is cool. but it would be nice to know how much rain each city has received in a given year. Thank you, Welcome to San Diego,

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    1. Interesting idea! I will look into yearly totals per station.

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  8. Wow, this website is fantastic, exactly what I was looking for regarding rain totals and averages! Thanks for the hard work!

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  9. I love the way you detailed your full post. Very informative post, keep it up!

    Rainy Day Quotes

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  10. The yearly rainfall map is inaccurate in many ways, I cant blame them though, San Diego has Crazy Micro-Climates

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    1. It's zoomed out and contoured, so it will only give a rough picture of actual rain totals around the area. With that said, San Diego (KSAN) has received 5.01" so far this year, and the map shows us in the 5" contour.

      I'm still trying to find a regional map of rain totals that is regularly updated. It would be amazing to see the difference!

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  11. Aaron: I've had your site bookmarked for a little over a year now and it was exactly what I had been looking for to see what's been going on here in SD. Thanks for that.
    Side bar: A co-worker just posted a link to your "Hot Weather in Richmond" video yesterday and it took a day to put two and two together. It was over five years ago but still fun stuff. :) Off to share it with my brother in Lynchburg.

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    1. I'm glad you like the blog! Recently there hasn't been much weather to talk about here in San Diego, other than the hot summer. Rain season is right around the corner though!

      Ah yes, the "Hot Weather" video. It was fun to make it :)

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  12. I know its super early but any idea of how much rain we might be getting later this year/early next year?

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    1. It's still a little early. The La Nina is quickly weakening, so the forecast might not be as clear cut. I'll try and get an outlook within a month.

      -Aaron-

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  13. Thank you so much, Aaron! I searched for local last-24hr rainfall records for so long, before I finally found yours. It's exactly what I need! I have the link saved in my folder of weather apps on my phone. I water a large garden center all night long, five nights a week, so I really need to know how much it rained the previous day, and weekend. THANK YOU!

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  14. Nice rain fall in Carlsbad the past 24 hours.

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  15. Why do the 24 hour rain totals here vary so much from the NWS COOP rain totals I get from the Weather Underground app? I have a rain gauge out on my porch that shows close to the 2.25" number from the app, but the NOAA map shown here says about 3/4" less than that for Escondido. What gives?

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    1. COOP always needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Most of those are not official reporting stations and/or are automated. There is a lot of room for error. I should also add that the numbers on the map here on the website are not the 24 hour QC'd numbers that the NWS releases.

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  16. 2 to 2.5 inches here in San Marcos yesterday! nice storm

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    1. Agreed. There was a brief atmospheric river connected to the tropics. It definitely boosted our rain totals!

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  17. Hi Aaron I was wondering where you get your hourly precipitation data for the San Diego area: You said it is on this website (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/) but I can't find where. Your help is appreciated!

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    1. I need hourly precip data for Dec 15th and 16th of 2016.

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    2. Weather Underground is a pretty good resource for hourly rain data. Click on the specific date on the calendar and then scroll down:

      https://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KSAN/2016/12/20/MonthlyCalendar.html?req_city=San%20Diego&req_state=CA&reqdb.zip=92103&reqdb.magic=5&reqdb.wmo=99999#calendar

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  18. getting another nice dousing of rain this evening, unexpected. Seems to be coming up from the south.

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    1. Looking like an inch to inch and a half have fallen as of dawn Thursday for much of SD/OC counties...

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  19. Yes, and more to follow this week! Much of the state is 150 to 200% above normal. Snow levels a bit low though, yet the next storm is cooler. Nevertheless, great for the reservoirs.

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  20. It the past 24 hrs, we got around 2 inches of rain here in Vista, CA. Mir coming Friday night and Christmas eve. Also, over 5 inches of snow expected in local mountains Christmas eve! First white Christmas socal has seen in a while!

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  21. Why not give rain totals per storm?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I used to post per day and then include storm totals. Now I only do storm totals. Here are the totals from the last storm:

      http://sandiegoweathercenter.blogspot.com/2016/12/san-diego-rain-totals-friday-12-23-2016.html

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  22. Aaron, thank you for a fabulous website!!!

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  23. We had a ton of rain on 12/31 afternoon and mostly very heavy in the evening for an extended period. Curious to check my rain gage after everyone left the party last night, I was happy to see over 3". This morning looking at your site I was surprised to see less than an inch recorded around the San Diego area. I live in Carmel Valley. How could there be that much of disparity? It was really comming down. Less than an inch??

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    1. There were isolated downpours that moved through the area, so it's possible that the true amounts weren't captured by the reporting stations.

      What kind of rain gauge do you have? These dimensions are required by NWS:

      http://www.ambientweather.com/strgloteprra.html

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    2. Thanks Aaron
      Just using a 4"diameter x 4 deep" old fish bowl. Maybe I need to upgrade to the official and professional series:)
      Love the site

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  24. I always wonder the same thing they definitely like to short change the totals it appears. Easier to jack water rates when there's a drought is my guess.

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    1. You have different types of reporting stations. The official reporting stations need to have official equipment to measure rainfall. There are several automated stations that don't fit the exact specifications, which is why you'll see a variance. One of the few reliable stations happen to be at military bases and airports.

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  25. Hi Aaron. Love this site. I see that it's already showing 2017 data. Any chance to see the final 2016 maps?

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    1. Great question! I hope to get a recap of 2016 by this weekend.

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  26. Suggestion: you might want to reverse sort the comments by date so that the latest shows at the top ... its a long way to scroll down :)

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  27. Aron - this is a great site. Love the charts and I keep revisiting to see how we are doing. One suggestion - can the colors across the charts be matched - as sometimes Blue indicates excess rain and sometimes it indicates deficiency (and similarly for Red).

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    1. Great suggestion. Unfortunately, I pull these maps from the National Weather Service, so I don't have control over the colors. Glad you like the site!

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  28. Thank you for this site! It is by far the most user friendly, to the point site for the information I'm interested in!

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    1. Good to hear, thank you! As I continue to improve the site, I will always focus on simplicity.

      -Aaron-

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  29. Thank you Aaron! I have been looking for a site like this for a long time! Great work!

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    1. Thanks! I'll keep working to improve it. It's been an exciting winter so far!

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  30. San Diego Lindbergh Field only got .19 inches of rain this morning? Stupidest place in town for measuring the city's weather metrics. I think SDSU would be more representative.

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  32. 2.35" since 1/19/17. Just received .45 in 15 minutes. Golf dr, spring valley was a bank to bank river.

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  33. Have received over 8" since Dec in spring valley

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  34. Hi Aaron, love this site and I now have it bookmarked. Of course, you do something this good and people want a bit more! I would really like to see a map similar to the bottom one but "PERCENT OF AVERAGE RAINFALL SO FAR THIS RAIN YEAR", starting the previous October 1. Then we see how we stack up so far with other rain years. Cheers! Chris

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    1. Good idea! I've now added it to the page.

      -Aaron

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  35. Yes! I'm with the previous poster. It would be really nice to see a map that shows the percent of average rainfall so far for the current *rain* year. Thank you for all the work you do to assemble this awesome site!

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    1. Glad you like the site! I've now posted the requested map.

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  36. Wow! Thanks so much for the new "Rain Season Map" -- way cool! It will really help us get a picture of how we are doing each season. This is a very informative climate tool.

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  37. The rain season map showing percentages is great. But can we get one showing accumulation in inches?

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  38. Is there any way to flip this comment thread so the most recent comments appear at the top?

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    1. I agree! I'm still trying to figure it out.

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  39. Thanks! Great site, I check it all the time

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