San Diego received only 0.16 inches of rain in January 2022, which is the driest the county has been since 2014 when the San Diego International Airport recorded .01 inches.
Typically, the airport averages 1.86 inches during the month of January, and the region's forecast doesn't call for any significant precipitation in the week ahead.
Historically, February is the wettest month of the year in San Diego, when an average of 2.20 inches of rain falls. Long-range forecasts suggest that the dry weather pattern may not shift until mid-February.
Weather service forecaster James Brotherton told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “High pressure systems kept storms from coming our way in January and that will continue.”