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January Deficit

By: WatchinTheSky, 12:13 AM GMT on January 27, 2013

Jan 26 late afternoon,

We are just about done with the cutoff system that was off San Diego coast and has now moved to Arizona and points east. Generally, we get storms moving down the coast from the Gulf of Alaska this time of year - and there is one on the way, though it is not bringing much moisture. Anyone expecting to watch Tiger at Torrey Pines today (Saturday) - fog delay all day!

January in Escondido should bring about 3.4". The current system has left 1.02", we got about .5" earlier this month.

Jan deficit is about 1.9" or you could say we are only 44% of normal - which sounds more dire. Since we don't get much rain compared to a lot of places, the percent of deficit can change rapidly with a little rain. Remains to be seen if it will change this year.

Our average yearly rain total is 15.5". the season so far is 5.2", about 33% of yearly and 8.42" is average so we are 61% of season to date average.

The trend is moving the wrong direction!

Rain deficit
Jan so far -1.9" 44% of ave
Season -3.2 61% of ave


Jan 28, No more rain this month
Final deficit -1.72" 50% of ave
Season -3.06" 63% of ave

Monthly numbers improved more than 5% on just .16" additional rain.

Only helped the season by 2%


Updated: 7:50 PM GMT on January 28, 2013

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