Alpine (ANEC1)0.07
Barona (BNAC1)0.00
Barrett Junction (BAJC1)0.02
Birch Hill (IRCC1)0.19
Bonita (BNNC1)0.04
Bonsall (BOSC1)0.00
Brown Field (SDM)0.07
Cactus County Park (CCPC1)0.02
Camp Pendleton (NFG)0.01
Cuyamaca Reservoir (CYDC1)0.31
Deer Springs (DRGC1)0.00
Descanso (DENC1)0.03
Descanso RS (DSCC1)0.05
Dulzura Summit (DULC1)0.00
Eastern Tanks (ETKC1)0.67
Echo Dell (ECDC1)0.00
El Cajon (LCKC1)0.02
El Camino Del Norte (ECMC1)0.00
El Capitan Dam (ELPC1)0.00
Encinitas (ENCC1)0.01
Escondido (ESOC1)0.01
Fashion Valley (FSNC1)0.12
Flinn Springs (FLYC1)0.03
Goose Valley (GOSC1)0.00
Granite Hills (GRHC1)0.02
Harbison Canyon (HARC1)0.05
Henshaw Dam (HAWC1)0.43
Julian (JLNC1)0.24
Julian (JULC1)0.18
Kearny Mesa (KEAC1)0.01
La Jolla Amago (LJOC1)0.83
La Mesa (LMSC1)0.00
Lake Hodges (HODC1)0.00
Las Flores (LSFC1)0.05
Lindbergh Int'l Airport (SAN)0.05
Marron Valley (MAVC1)0.00
MCOLF - Red Beach (NXF)0.00
Mesa Grande (MEGC1)0.24
Miramar Lake (MMRC1)0.00
Mission Valley (BVDC1)0.11
Missle (MSXC1)0.00
Montgomery Field (MYF)0.06
Mt Woodson Rd - Ramona (RMAC1)0.03
Oceanside (OCNC1)0.00
Oceanside (OKB)0.00
Otay Mountain (OTYC1)0.05
Palomar Airport (CRQ)0.09
Palomar Airport (PLMC1)0.11
Pine Hills (PIHC1)0.15
Pine Hills Fire Station (PHIC1)0.13
Point Loma (L13)0.18
Potrero (PRCC1)0.03
Poway (PWYC1)0.01
Ramona (RMNC1)0.02
Ramona (RNM)0.01
Rancho Bernardo (RNBC1)0.00
Red Gate Repeater (RGPC1)0.08
Roads Division 1 HQ (RDHC1)0.01
San Diego Estates (ESTC1)0.00
San Marcos Cnty Rd Stn (SMXC1)0.00
San Marcos Landfill (NMLC1)0.03
San Miguel (MIGC1)0.04
San Pasqual (PSQC1)0.00
Santa Ysabel (SYSC1)0.15
Santee - Mast Rd (STEC1)0.01
Skyline Ranch (SKLC1)0.00
Sutherland Dam (SUDC1)0.05
Vallecitos Repeater (VCIC1)0.15
Valley Center (VALC1)0.00
Valley Center (VLCC1)0.00
Volcano Mountain (VCNC1)0.24
Wire Mountain (WIRC1)0.00
Witch Creek Fire Stn (WCHC1)0.03
Wohlford Dam (WHLC1)0.00


Temperatures were generally near normal throughout 2019. April and December were a little warmer than average, and February was cold. After several years of drought and extremely warm weather, this was a relief.

The big story was the rainfall. January, February, November and December were all significantly above average for rain. We ended up almost five inches above average for the year!

I've posted all the data below, along with month-by-month rain totals across San Diego County. I've also posted temperature and rain data for California and the entire United States.

Average Temperature Departure From Normal Total Rainfall Departure From Normal
Jan 58.7 1.6 2.80 0.82
Feb 55.7 -2.2 3.42 1.15
Mar 60.5 1.1 1.23 -0.58
Apr 64.3 2.5 0.16 -0.62
May 63.8 -0.2 0.80 0.68
Jun 66.3 -0.1 0.01 -0.06
Jul 70.1 0.1 0.00 -0.03
Aug 71.6 0 0.00 -0.02
Sep 72.4 1.8 0.11 -0.04
Oct 67.9 1.2 0.00 -0.57
Nov 63.2 1.9 2.72 1.71
Dec 58.7 2.2 4.03 2.5
Total 64.4 0.8 15.28 4.94

2019 rain totals across California

This map shows the percent of normal rainfall. It's a great way to spot which locations had higher than average rainfall. As you can see, all of California was above average.

This map compares 2019 to previous years. 2019 ranks in the top ten wettest on record for many locations throughout California. In fact, parts of northeast CA saw record rainfall.

Temperatures were generally normal for most of California in 2019. There were some spots in central and northern CA that were above average, while some spots in southern California were below average.

When you compare 2019 to previous years, you can see that some parts of central and northern California ranked in the top 33% for warmth. 

Looking across the United States, the highest rain totals were across the South and Southeast.

When you show it as a percent of normal rainfall, it's easier to see which areas were dry and wet. Most of the Southwest was above average, though it was dry in Washington and Oregon. The Northern Plains were significantly above average. Conversely, Texas was mainly below average.

Ranking 2019 against previous years shows that most of the Northern Plains received record breaking rainfall. Parts of the Pacific Northwest and also Texas ranked in the top 10% driest on record.


We are currently stuck in a weather pattern where the storm track is mainly to our east. Over the next several days, systems will dive southward along the coastline and bring us an occasional chance for some showers. Unfortunately, none of these will bring substantial rainfall.

The first system will clip the area on late Thursday into Thursday night (40%). Another arrives over the weekend, though the rain chances are less than 20% both Saturday and Sunday. Yet another one passes next Wednesday/Thursday (still too early to give realistic rain chances).

Although this isn't a rainy pattern, it will keep temperatures below average. It looks like this pattern will begin to erode by the end of next week. It will be interesting to see what comes afterwards.