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SNOW IN SAN DIEGO MOUNTAINS!

Here is an early look at some snow in the surrounding mountains. Snow showers will diminish by tonight.

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SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: FRIDAY 12-23-2016 TO SATURDAY 12-24-2016



Alpine (ANEC1)1.08
Barona (BNAC1)0.83
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)1.15
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.34
Bonita (BTAC1)0.60
Bonsall (BOSC1)1.04
Brown Field (SDM)0.75
Camp Pendleton (NFG)1.16
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)1.01
Descanso (DENC1)1.53
Descanso RS (DSCC1)1.67
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.98
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)1.32
Echo Dell (ECDC1)1.37
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.80
Escondido (ESOC1)1.00
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.65
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.85
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.75
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)1.00
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)1.44
Julian (JLNC1)1.04
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.94
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)1.15
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.69
Lake Hodges (HODC1)1.35
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.51
Las Flores (LSFC1)1.01
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.61
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.71
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)1.26
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)1.12
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.84
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.79
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)1.08
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.93
Oceanside (OKB)0.91
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.81
Palomar Airport (CRQ)1.18
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)1.83
Point Loma (L13)0.52
Potrero (PRCC1)1.23
Potrero CDF (POTC1)1.08
Poway (PWYC1)0.83
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)0.84
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.66
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.98
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.85
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.75
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)1.07
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)1.05
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.79
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.68
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.71
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)1.21
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.74
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)1.28
Solana Beach (SOB)0.71
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)1.14
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)0.59
Tijuana R - Int'l Bndry (TIJC1)0.65
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.12
Valley Center (VALC1)1.04
Valley Center (VLCC1)1.13
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.30
Warner Springs (WSGC1)0.98
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.80
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)1.23
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.95

SAN DIEGO WEATHER UPDATE: 7 PM FRIDAY 12-23-2016

The forecast is still on track.  

10 PM to 4 AM 
Rain will overspread the area. During this time, downpours and isolated thunderstorms will be possible, so don't be surprised if you hear some thunder. Snow levels rapidly drop from 8,000 feet to 4,000 feet.

4 AM to 9 AM
Showers slowly start to taper along the coast and inland, though rain and snow continue in the higher elevations. Snow levels will drop as low as 3,000 feet.

9 AM to 11 PM
Most of Saturday looks dry, though I can't completely rule out a stray shower. The snow continues in the mountains until late evening. Wind gusts up to 35 mph are possible for coastal and inland areas, up to 60 mph in the mountains. Winds will subside on Sunday.

Snow Outlook
Above 3,000: 1" to 4"
Above 5,000: 6" to 12"
Above 7,000: 12" to 18"
Above 9,000: 18"+

SAN DIEGO WEATHER UPDATE: 1 PM THURSDAY 12-22-2016

The core of this system is currently weakening and spinning overhead. On the satellite image below, you can see the edge of the clouds out west off the coast. A renegade shower could pop up in the next few hours, especially in the mountains, otherwise, the bulk of the heavy rain is gone. Patchy mist, drizzle and fog will persist through Friday morning.



Another potent cold front is headed this way for tomorrow. An isolated shower could develop ahead of this front on Friday afternoon, however, the best chances for rain will arrive Friday night (roughly 9 PM to 4 AM). Rain and isolated thunderstorms will overspread the area from the north.

Isolated showers will persist until midday Saturday, then we should be mostly dry by Saturday afternoon and evening.

Snow levels will range from 7,000 to 10,000 Friday evening, then rapidly drop to 4,000 to 5,000 Friday night. They could dip as low as 3,500 by Saturday morning.

Early estimates for snow:

Above 3,000: Dusting to 2"
Above 5,000: 3" to 8"
Above 7,000: 12" to 18"

Here is a map showing snow potential.


SAN DIEGO RAIN TOTALS: WEDNESDAY 12-21-2016 TO THURSDAY 12-22-2016



Alpine (ANEC1)1.70
Barret Lake (BRTC1)1.56
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)1.73
Bonita (BTAC1)1.24
Bonsall (BOSC1)1.05
Brown Field (SDM)1.31
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)1.31
Camp Pendleton (NFG)1.31
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)1.88
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.75
Descanso (DENC1)1.53
Descanso RS (DSCC1)1.58
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)1.45
Echo Dell (ECDC1)1.74
El Cajon (LCKC1)1.41
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)1.60
Encinitas (ENCC1)1.24
Escondido (ESOC1)0.94
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)1.16
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)1.11
Goose Valley (GOSC1)1.56
Granite Hills (GRHC1)1.17
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)1.77
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)1.60
Julian (JLNC1)1.61
Julian (JULC1)1.72
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)1.09
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)1.32
La Mesa (LMSC1)1.02
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.91
Lake Murray (MUYC1)0.90
Las Flores (LSFC1)1.04
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)1.10
Marron Valley (MAVC1)1.30
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)1.65
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)1.14
Miramar Marine Corps Stn (NKX)1.08
Mission Valley (BVDC1)1.31
Montgomery Field (MYF)1.23
Oceanside (OCNC1)1.29
Oceanside (OKB)1.08
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)3.07
Palomar Airport (CRQ)1.16
Palomar Mountain CRS (PMMC1)2.14
Pine Hills (PIHC1)1.52
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)1.56
Point Loma (L13)0.97
Potrero CDF (POTC1)2.06
Poway (PWYC1)0.96
Puente San Jose (PSJB1)0.00
Ramona (RMNC1)1.10
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.97
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.87
Rincon Springs (RINC1)0.79
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)1.08
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.88
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.88
San Miguel (MIGC1)1.18
San Pasqual (PSQC1)1.05
San Ysidro (YSDC1)1.93
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)1.35
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)1.37
Tijuana Estuary (TJEC1)1.89
Tijuana R - Int'l Bndry (TIJC1)1.31
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.74
Valley Center (VALC1)1.28
Valley Center (VLCC1)1.12
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)1.39
Warner Springs (WSGC1)1.21
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)1.18
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)1.14

SAN DIEGO WEATHER UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 12-21-2016

The initial round of rain has left the area. A couple stray showers will be possible this afternoon, then the second round of rain will arrive this evening and overnight. Showers and isolated downpours will persist through midday Thursday. Rain will move into the mountains Thursday afternoon, then most areas will be dry by Thursday night.

I'm still expecting another system to arrive Friday into Saturday. Isolated showers will be possible through the day Friday, however, the best chance for rain arrives Friday night into early Saturday. Scattered showers and isolated downpours/thunderstorms will develop during this time.

Snow levels will range from 7,000 to 10,000 Friday night. They will then rapidly drop to 4,500 to 5,500 Saturday morning. Most precipitation will end by Christmas morning.

Also expect windy conditions Saturday into Sunday morning, especially in the mountains.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE SAN DIEGO: UPDATED TUESDAY 12-20-2016

A storm system is currently swirling off the coast of the Baja (image below). This system should drift far enough north to give us a chance for rain.

An isolated shower could pop up Wednesday afternoon, however, a better chance for a couple showers will arrive Wednesday night into early Thursday. The rain chance diminishes by late Thursday evening.

Another more impressive system is brewing in the Gulf Of Alaska. This will race into the area Friday into Saturday. Showers and isolated downpours will overspread Southern California Friday evening into Saturday morning. This is a potent storm system, so I can't rule out isolated thunderstorms as well.

Snow levels will range from 9,000 to 11,000 feet Friday night. They will gradually drop through the day on Saturday: 6,000-8,000 in the morning, then 4,000-5,000 in the afternoon and evening. It looks like the higher elevations might wake up to a white Christmas!

I'll bring more updates in the coming days.


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