RAIN DRENCHES COUNTY; THUNDERSTORMS AND HAIL FORECAST NEXT

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By Miriam Raftery

March 1, 2014 (San Diego) – Drought-parched San Diego got some relief over the past two days. The National Weather Service has released precipitation totals for the two days ending at 2:10 p.m. today.

More is due in Sunday, with thunderstorms, hail and gusty winds forecast and flooding possible due to already saturated ground.

Below are the totals for the past 48 hours:

Palomar Mountain received  a substantial 7.78 inches of rain/snow.    Other heavy levels were recorded at  Julian (4.44 inches), Mount Laguna (3.92 inches), Ramona (3.10 inches), Descanso (3.08 inches) and Santa Ysabel (3 inches).

Urban areas got far less rainfall.   Lindbergh Field downtown recorded 1.08 inches.  El Cajon and La Mesa had less than an inch (.93 and .81 respectively). 

In the rural areas, Alpine had 2.67 inches, Potrero 1.91,  and campo 1.52.

Desert regions had scant precipitation;  just over a tenth of an inch was recorded at Agua Caliente.

For more details, see http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sgx/display_product.php?sid=SGX&pil=RRM