Winter Hits San Diego...Check Out The Mountain Snow

The latest storm cell will dump rain Tuesday in San Diego County along with snow in the mountains, where the icy weather could cause hazardous driving conditions. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 4a.m. Wednesday for the mountains, cautioning residents about frigid temperatures and difficult travel conditions. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,500 feet by Tuesday afternoon, then plunge to 3,500 feet as the temperatures drop tonight, NWS meteorologist Miguel Miller said. Mountain communities above 3,500 feet are forecast to get between three and six inches of snow Tuesday. Check out the Laguna Mountain Lodge Webcam Here !

Scattered showers will be possible until early Wednesday morning, with coastal and inland-valley areas expected to get up to three-tenths of an inch of rainfall today. Up to eight-tenths of an inch of precipitation is forecast for the county mountains while the deserts will get less than one-tenth of an inch. The storm system will exit east out of the region by Wednesday afternoon followed by dry and warming conditions through Friday.

As of 4 a.m., according to the Weather Service, five-day rain totals had reached:

  • 7.55" Birch Hill
  • 7.36" Palomar Mountain
  • 4.57" Julian
  • 4.30" Bonsall
  • 4.12" Fallbrook
  • 3.94" Santa Ysabel
  • 3.65" Descanso
  • 3.41" Oceanside
  • 3.07" Ramona
  • 3.04" La Mesa
  • 3.01" Poway
  • 2.95" Valley Center
  • 2.94" Alpine
  • 2.76" Pine Valley
  • 2.66" Mission Valley
  • 2.56" Carlsbad and Escondido
  • 2.49" Kearny Mesa
  • 2.47" Mount Laguna
  • 2.38" Lindbergh Field
  • 2.26" San Marcos
  • 2.09" San Ysidro
  • 2.05" San Onofre
  • 1.97" Encinitas
  • 1.86" Brown Field
  • 1.79" Campo
  • 1.68" Tierra del Sol
  • 1.54" Solana Beach
  • 1.22" San Felipe
  • 0.49" Agua Caliente
  • 0.46" Borrego Springs
  • 0.19" Ocotillo Wells.

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