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NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED 10 PM FRI 1-22-2016

An upper level storm system currently spinning off the Pacific NW Coast (seen on the water vapor loop below) will tap into some energy/moisture from the south. This will bring us cloudy skies on Saturday. We also have a chance for an isolated shower from 4 PM to 10 PM (30%).

I'm keeping an eye on a potential shift in the weather pattern for the end of the month. Most of next week looks dry and warm (second map). Most computer forecasts are then hinting at a storm system and cooler weather around Sunday 1/31 (third map). This is still far into the future, so a lot can change. I'll monitor it and bring more updates.




SAN DIEGO WEATHER RECAP FOR 2015

Generally speaking, 2015 was a very warm year with about average rainfall. The average temperature was 67.5, which is 3.9 degrees above average. The total rainfall was 9.89", which is 0.45 below the average of 10.34". I've included a month-by-month breakdown below:


Average Temperature Departure
From Normal
Total
Rainfall
Departure
From Normal
Jan 60.8 +3.7 0.42 -1.56
Feb 63.1 +5.2 0.28 -1.99
Mar 66.6 +7.2 0.93 -0.88
Apr 65.8 +4.0 0.02 -0.76
May 64 +0.0 2.39 +2.27
Jun 68.9 +2.5 0.04 -0.03
Jul 72.4 +2.4 1.71 +1.68
Aug 75.1 +3.5 0.01 -0.01
Sep 77.2 +6.6 1.24 +1.09
Oct 74.4 +7.7 0.43 -0.14
Nov 63.3 +2.0 1.54 +0.53
Dec 58.1 +1.6 0.88 -0.65
Total 67.5 +3.9 9.89 -0.45

Almost all of California saw much above average temperatures (seen on the map below).


In fact, for some areas, especially in Northern California, 2015 was the warmest year on record. 


Here is a map of total precipitation across California.


This next map shows the percentage of normal precipitation, which helps to spot which areas were abnormally dry. You can see that most of the state was hurting for rain.


Although rainfall was slightly below normal in San Diego, most of California was much below normal. However, in regards to rainfall (or lack thereof) no records were broken this year 


The next two maps show temperatures across the entire country. The first is the departure from normal, while the second shows the rankings since 1895.



The next two maps show precipitation across the country. The first is the departure from normal, while the second shows the rankings since 1895.



SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: WEDNESDAY 1-20-2016


Alpine (ANEC1)0.00
Barona (BNAC1)0.00
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.00
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.00
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.01
Bonita (BTAC1)0.00
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Brown Field (SDM)0.00
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.00
Camp Elliot (MPEC1)0.00
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.00
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.02
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.01
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.01
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.00
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.00
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.01
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.00
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.00
Escondido (ESOC1)0.00
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.01
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.00
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.00
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.00
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.00
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.00
Julian (JLNC1)0.02
Julian (JULC1)0.02
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.00
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.01
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.00
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.00
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.00
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.00
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.00
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.01
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)0.00
Missle (MSXC1)0.00
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.01
North Island NAS (NZY)0.00
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.01
Oceanside (OKB)0.00
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.01
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.03
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.01
Paradise Ck (PDCC1)0.00
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.01
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.00
Point Loma (L13)0.00
Potrero (PRCC1)0.00
Poway (PWYC1)0.01
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.00
Ramona (RNM)0.01
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)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)0.03
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.03
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.00
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.01
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.00
Solana Beach (SOB)0.07
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.03
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.00
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.02
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.00
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.01
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.00

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED MONDAY 1-18-2016

A fast-moving storm system will pass the area on Tuesday. The brunt of the storm will be well north of San Diego. Regardless, we will have a chance for a few light showers or patchy drizzle tomorrow evening and tomorrow night (40%). Best chances will be roughly 4 PM Tuesday to 6 AM Wednesday.

Another system will approach the area this Saturday. Right now, this system doesn't look too impressive. We will see an increase in clouds, but the chances for rain are looking slim. I'll keep watching it and bring more updates.

SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: FRIDAY 1-15-2016


Alpine (ANEC1)0.00
Barona (BNAC1)0.00
Barret Lake (BRTC1)0.00
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.00
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.00
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Brown Field (SDM)0.00
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.00
Camp Elliot (MPEC1)0.00
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.00
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.04
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.04
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.00
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.04
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.00
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.02
Escondido (ESOC1)0.00
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.03
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.00
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.00
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.00
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.00
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.01
Julian (JLNC1)0.09
Julian (JULC1)0.08
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.00
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.01
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.00
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.00
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.00
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.04
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.00
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.01
Missle (MSXC1)0.00
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.01
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.00
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.00
Oceanside (OKB)0.00
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.00
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.00
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)0.00
Paradise Ck (PDCC1)0.00
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.10
Point Loma (L13)0.01
Poway (PWYC1)0.00
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.00
Ramona (RNM)0.00
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)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)0.09
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.00
Smugglers Gulch (UGGC1)0.00
Solana Beach (SOB)0.00
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.05
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.00
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.09
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.01
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.00
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.02
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.00

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