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Rain Tapers Off in San Diego; Northern California Gets Record Snowfall

The National Weather Service says only small amounts of rain are expected at times through Friday, with all weather advisories now cancelled.

The forecast for San Diego County as of Thursday afternoon calls for a chance of showers till about 10 p.m. Friday night with partly to mostly sunny on Saturday, New Year's Day. Sunday. Daytime highs will be from 60-63 degrees. Nighttime lows will be in the low to mid 40s, but dropping to 35 degrees inland Saturday night. In the local mountains, high temperatures will be in the 40s, with some gusty winds at times.

The storm in Southern California, which brought just a few inches in San Diego County mountains, brought lots of snow to some of the mountains to the north of San Diego. Here are NWS snowfall amounts as of Thursday afternoon:

LOCATION SNOW(IN) ELEV (FT) DATE/TIME

END OF MT. BALDY 14 6300 12/30 700 AM

MOUNTAIN HIGH 12-18 8200 12/30 700 AM

SNOW VALLEY 10-12 7500 12/30 700 AM

WRIGHTWOOD 10 5900 12/30 700 AM

GREEN VLY LAKE 7 6873 12/30 700 AM

ARROWBEAR LAKE 6 6190 12/30 700 AM

RUNNING SPRINGS 6 6225 12/29 800 PM

LAKE ARROWHEAD 6 5174 12/30 1215 AM

CRESTLINE YARD 3 4850 12/30 700 AM

BIG BEAR YARD 1 6815 12/30 700 AM

ANGELUS OAKS 1 5780 12/30 700 AM

BARTON FLATS 1 6867 12/30 700 AM

SNOW SUMMIT 1-2 7000 12/30 700 AM

Northern California Winter Storm Brings Record Snowfall and Power Outages

While the snow has dwindled and conditions are improving, tens of thousands of homes and businesses remained without power Thursday in the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills after the massive storm walloped Northern California this week.

National Weather Service reported several Tahoe-area ski resorts have received close to 10 feet of snow since Dec. 21, and many elevations across the central Sierra Nevada range got well over 5 feet.

The Sacramento Bee reports the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab recorded 126 inches in the past nine days, and on Wednesday reached 210 inches for the month, extending its record for the snowiest December. The lab, located at Donner pass, broke the previous record of 179, set in 1970, by nearly 3 feet.

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