San Diego weather

WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MOUNTAINS IN EAST COUNTY; CAL-FIRE ISSUES NO-BURN PROCLAMATION

January 13, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for this morning, remaining in effect until 2 p.m. for mountain areas in San Diego’s East County.

Winds of 20-30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are forecast through and below passes and canyons. Cal-Fire has issued a no-burn proclamation banning campfires and other open fires effective immediately.

“NEAR CRITICAL” FIRE WEATHER FORECAST FOR SUNDAY

January 7, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--The National Weather Service has issued a "fire weather planning forecast" for southwestern California. In San Diego County, moderate to strong northeast winds and very dry weather with low humidity are forecast for inland areas, combining to create "near critical fire weather conditions" on Sunday.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MOUNTAINS

December 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for mountain areas in San Diego County and other southern California mountain locations. Scattered snow showers are expected early this afternoon with the snow level falling to 4500 feet. Locations where snow is forecast include Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna, and Ranchita locally.

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY: HEAVY SNOWFALL FORECAST


By Miriam Raftery

 

December 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning. A Pacific storm is forecast to bring cold temperatures, rain and heavy snowfall to our region Monday and Tuesday.

GUSTY WINDS FORECAST THROUGH FRIDAY; CAL-FIRE INCREASES STAFFING

 

Cal-Fire asks public to be on the lookout for fires and be prepared

December 1, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A wind warning has been downgraded to a wind advisory, however sustained northeasterly winds of 35 mph with gusts of 50 mph are forecast tonight through Friday afternoon in East County mountains, valleys and desert areas.

RAIN BRINGS URBAN RUNOFF TO BEACHES: COUNTY WARNS OF CONTAMINATION


November 20, 2011 (San Diegio)--The County Department of Environmental Health has issued a General Advisory for coastal waters of San Diego County due to recent rainfall. Activities such as swimming, surfing and diving should be avoided in all coastal waters for 72 hours following rain due to elevated bacteria levels. This includes all coastal beaches, Mission Bay and San Diego Bay.

SNOW FORECAST FOR MOUNTAINS; RAIN ACROSS COUNTY AS NEW STORM MOVES INTO REGION


November 19, 2011(San Diego’s East County) – A Pacific storm is forecast to bring several inches of snow  on Sunday to East County mountain areas above 5,500 to 6,000 feet. Gusty winds up to 40 mph are also forecast in the mountains, with thunderstorms possible. Countywide, morning showers are expected to intensify in the afternoon and evening.

WIND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS

 

November 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) The National Weather Service advises that a trough of low pressure moving inland will bring strong, gusty west winds of 35-55 mph in San Diego’s mountain and deserts tonight. High winds will make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Blowing dust and sand may also reduce visibility.

RED FLAG WARNING: FIRE DANGER HIGH ON WEDNESDAY


November 1, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a red flag alert from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2 for San Diego’s mountain areas.

Warm temperatures, high winds and low humidity will create “explosive fire growth potential,” the NWS warns.

Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds of 40-50 mph are forecast, with gusts up to 60 mph in some areas. 

WINTER STORM TO HIT REGION WEDNESDAY; WIND ADVISORY ISSUED

October 4, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A cold front from Alaska will bring unseasonably chilly temperatures along with rain, possible thunderstorms and strong winds. A wind advisory has been issued for East County mountain and desert areas from 1 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday, when sustained southwest winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour (mph) and gusts up to 55 mph are forecast. Snow is possible at higher elevations.

THUNDERSTORMS, LIGHTNING LIKELY TO LIGHT UP SKY ON TUESDAY

September 12, 2011 (San Diego) – Thunderstorms and rains are likely to strike San Diego County tomorrow, with the highest likelihood of storms in East County’s mountain and desert areas. These storms have the potential to produce hail, frequent lightning, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds, the National Weather Service predicts.

 

THUNDERSTORMS OVER EAST COUNTY

September 5, 2011 (San Diego) – Before you fire up that Labor Day barbecue, you’d better check the weather. The National Weather Service has predicted a chance of thunderstorms for San Diego’s mountains and deserts this afternoon and evening; thunder can be heard over portions of East County this afternoon. Muggy weather is due to monsoonal moisture from the southeast.

 

FLOOD ADVISORY ISSUED FOR LOCAL MOUNTAIN AREAS TODAY

 

August 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory today for mountain areas in San Diego County. Strong and persistent thunderstorms are occurring with heavy rainful just west of the Eagle Fire burn scar between Anza Borrego and Warner Springs.

FLASH FLOODS, MUDSLIDES POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY IN EAGLE FIRE AREA

 

July 29, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Cal Fire warns of a high risk of flash floods and debris flow in areas burned by the Eagle Fire tonight through Sunday. Rob Balfour, National Weather Service Incident Meteorologist assigned to the Eagle Fire, forecasts a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms over the burned area. An estimated 0.15 to 0.68 inches of rain could occur all at once, or in several episodes. Intense rainfall is most likely late Saturday afternoon/evening and again on Sunday.

 

Rainfall rates as low as 0.15 inches in a 20 minute period are capable of producing debris flows and flash floods in recently burned drainage basins, which include popular camping areas in Anza-Borrego.

 

Areas at risk of flooding or debris flows include:

STORMY WEATHER POSSIBLE IN MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS

Story and photos by Miriam Raftery

 

July 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Thunderstorms brought lightning strikes and spectacular skies over much of East County yesterday.

 

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning today, indicating a chance of more thunderstorms this afternoon and evening over the mountain and desert areas. Storms may produce gusty winds, dangerous lightning, hail and potentially, isolated flash flooding.

BUNDLE UP: COLD STORM TO HIT REGION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

 

April 7, 2011 (San Diego's East County) ---A cold storm system from western Canada will impact our area Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service predicts.

 

Rain and mountain snow are expected to begin early Friday morning and continue throughout the day. Cold air aloft with increase thunderstorm potential late in the day.

WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR STORM SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY

 

March 18, 2011 (San Diego) – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for San Diego County due to a strong storm system forecast to reach our region Sunday night and Monday. Light showers may occur earlier and extend through Tuesday. Significant rain, gusty winds and mountain snow is predicted starting Sunday night.

WIND WARNING ISSUED FOR EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS

 

March 6, 2011(San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a wind warning for Monday, starting at 1 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. A trough of low pressure moving in from the northwest behind a cold front will generate very strong west winds in the mountains and deserts, with gusts of 55-70 mph along mountain ridges and on desert slopes, extending down to the desert floor.

 

Strongest winds will be Monday morning and afternoon, making driving difficult for all motorists especially those driving high-profile vehicles. Motorists are advised to watch for broken tree limbs and downed power lines.

SUNNY SKIES TODAY; FROST WARNING ISSUED FOR TONIGHT

 

February27, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The weekend storm has passed, leaving 26 inches of snow on Laguna Mountain and 16 inches on Mount Palomar. Alpine, Pine Valley, Campo and other communities received ample snow to require snow plows to clear roads.  

 

Below are the latest road conditions and weather updates.

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