San Diego weather

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.

WEATHER CAUSES TRAFFIC WOES: SNOW ON I-8, 78 & 80, FLOODING ON 94, 125, & LOCAL ROADS

 Watch for frequent updates. Readers, if you know of hazards not listed, please post in the comments section below this article.

 

February 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) 10:05 a.m. -- Snow is completely covering the freeway at I-8 from State Route 94 in the Crestwood area, CHP has just announced.

 

Numerous hazards are also present on many other major freeways and roadways.  East County and inland San Diego traffic hazards include:

WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED: SNOW DOWN TO 2,000 FEET

 

 

February 25, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A cold storm will bring heavy snowfall late tonight through Saturday evening.

 

Snow is forecast to drop to unusually low elevations of 2,000 feet in East County’s mountains and upper deserts. Interstate 8 east of Alpine, Cuyamaca, Boulevard, Descanso Ranchita, and Pine Valley are among the areas where snow is predicted, as well as Palomar and Laguna mountains, where more than a foot of snow fell last weekend.

SNOW MAKES TRAVEL HAZARDOUS IN EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS

February 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Heavy snowfall is making travel hazardous on East County roadways in mountain areas, resulting in numerous accidents and traffic delays tonight.

“The Cuyamaca area has received between 6 to 8 inches of snow and Mt. Laguna more than that,” Cal Fire’s Mike Mohler informed ECM in an e-mail. He advised people to avoid visiting these areas unless prepared.

STORM WATCH: SNOW DOWN TO 3,000 FEET; FLASH FLOODING FORECAST

February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flash flooding are forecast for tonight and tomorrow with snow falling down to 3,000 feet. That’s low enough to dust the tops of El Cajon Mountain (El Capitan and Tecate Peak, as well as communities such as Pine Valley and Warner Springs. A slight chance of severe weather including hail, waterspouts and tornadoes also exists through tomorrow night.

BRRR! COLD FRONT TO BRING SNOW, RAIN TO EAST COUNTY

 

 

February 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Rain is forecast starting Wednesday, with snow levels dropping to around 4,000 feet Wednesday night. The weather will break Thursday, but another storm system will bring heavy rain and mountain snow Friday night and Saturday, with scattered showers Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts.

RAIN, HIGH WINDS FORECAST FOR REGION

January 30, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Rain is likely this afternoon and tonight, with a chance of thundershowers. A wind advisory has been issued for mountain and desert areas, where strong westerly winds are forecast with gusts over 50 mph. Winds are expected to increase in intensity, with gusts over 50 mph Tuesday night through Thursday.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED

January 3, 2010 (San Diego)—Scattered showers are forecast today across San Diego County, with snow forecast in mountain areas.

“We’re all hoping for snow,” said Teresa Manley at Julian Meadow View Inn in Julian. Snow is good for the tourism business in Julian, but despite forecasts of snow last night, the mountain town which has an elevation of 4,235 feet got only drizzle, Manley said.

BRRRR! COLD TEMPS AND NEW STORM TO HIT REGION TUESDAY NIGHT; HIGH WINDS AND SNOW FORECAST FOR EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS & HIGH DESERTS

 

December 27, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- A winter storm is set to hit San Diego County Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by chilly temperatures and up to two inches of snow down to 4000 feet in East County’s mountains and snow flurries in the high desert regions. Near zero visibility is forecast due to blowing snow and high wind gusts up to 60 mph.

 

Moderate to heavy rains are predicted. The National Weather Service warns that the added rainfall will cause rapid runoff and flooding due to ground saturation from recent storms.

 

MAJOR FLOODING IN MISSION VALLEY

December 22, 2010 (San Diego) 2 pm.--Over 1,000 people are being evacuated by life guards from the Handlery Hotel and the Archstone Apartments in Mission Valley after the San Diego River overflowed its banks, Incident Page Network reports. Qualcomm Stadium’s field and parking lot are also flooded, though organizers say tomorrow’s Poinsettia Bowl will be played.

STORM HALTS TRAINS & BUS SERVICE IN SOME AREAS, CAUSES POWER OUTAGES, SHUTS DOWN SEA WORLD

December 22, 2010 (San Diego) – More than 8,000 people in San Diego County are without power this morning due to storm damage, including inland communities in Crest, Ramona and Poway as well as a large outage in Oceanside and other scattered outages.

 

STORM DELUGES COUNTY—BUT WORST IS YET TO COME


Palomar Mountain doused with nearly a foot of rain


“We are moving into the last, most dangerous stage of the event…Thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts possible later tonight into Wednesday.” – National Weather Service
 

December 21, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Dangerous conditions are forecast for tonight and tomorrow, as heavy thunderstorms are slated to move into our already water-soaked region, dropping 1-2 inches of rain per hour. Flash flood watches and warnings remain in effect across San Diego County.

SD RIVER FLOOD WARNING ISSUED; FLOODING ON I-15 AND I-5 , PLUS OTHER AREA ROADWAYS


December 21, 2010 (San Diego) 9:15 a.m.--The flood watch issued yesterday has been upgraded to a flood warning for the San Diego River. In addition, many roadways are flooded and there are accidents on numerous streets and highways. Below are details on several of the most recent and severe:

Southbound I-15 at Eastbound I-8: all lanes flooded
Southbound I-5 at 1st Ave. flooded near downtown San Diego

 

More road problem reports this a.m.:

ROCKSLIDES AND HIGH WINDS ON PALOMAR MOUNTAIN

 

December 21, 2010 (Mt. Palomar) – Heavy rains and high winds have caused numerous rock slides, mud slides and downed trees during tonight’s storm on Palomar Mountain, Fire Chief George E. Lucia reports. “The South Grade Road access was closed twice to traffic due to rocks and trees,” he added.

 

Palomar Mountain’s Volunteer Fire Department is working around the clock with the San Diego County Road Department, State Parks, Cleveland National Forest and CHP to keep the roadway open and free of rocks and debris.  The Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department CERT team was also activated to assist local residents and firefighters during this severe weather.

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