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Weekly Roller Coaster

By: WatchinTheSky, 4:15 PM GMT on July 23, 2010

July 23 Friday 2010 9 ish AM local


Even though there is not much going on in San Diego county weatherwise, I hate to see our local blog list time out with no entries. So, I will comment about the big swing in high temps. This time last week we were on the way to 100 degrees. The week before that was unseasonably cool, topping out at around 70 for the inland valleys. Now back to cool.

Today should be almost 80 and the next four days are expected to bounce between 81 and 83. We are usually closer to 90 by now in the inland valleys (about 20 miles from the coast). The mid and late summer high pressure that usually develops over the south west has not taken up long term residence yet so we are getting a little relief from the heat.

The coastal areas are slow to clear from the gray skies, this weekend is all about the ComicCon downtown San Diego so not so important if it is not sunny first thing in the morning.

The monsoon flow is shifted a bit to the east so we will not see a return of the lightning show that we had last week for a while.

The clouds are just starting to break up now in Escondido as I finish the entry. Still Cloudy in San Marcos.

Looks like the first tropical storm strength or better system is headed through the BP oil spill area. Hopefully, it will not push mass quantities of oil up into the shores. We will see.

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Now it's Hot

By: WatchinTheSky, 10:25 PM GMT on July 15, 2010

Thursday July 15 2010 almost 3:30 pm local

Within the stretch of a week we have gone to not or barely making up to 80 degrees during the day to 100 just an hour ago. The only thing cooling the temps down (it's 93 now) a little is a train of clouds coursing north west through San Diego county from Mexico bringing a slight chance of rain from the monsoonal flow.

The clouds are a nice change of scenery, the heat and climbing humidity - not so much. The clouds are a little early this year, it seems. Maybe we will get a significant monsoon this year, enough to get some summer rain.

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Where's the Heat?

By: WatchinTheSky, 7:48 PM GMT on July 06, 2010

July 6th Tuesday around noon

I know, I know - it's in the east.

Very uncharacteristic weather here this far into July, heavy drizzle and not up to 70 degrees yet in San Marcos. The clouds are breaking up in Escondido and it's almost 70 there. We should be at least 15 degrees warmer, but what's the rush?

An expansive marine layer hugging most of the California coast is being drawn in by the southwest desert low and is keeping temps cool for the next several days from the coast to 40 or so miles inland. Summer is coming but it's not here now!

My wife (the birthday girl) and I went zip lining at the Wild Animal Park last Thursday, definitely fun, 2/3s of a mile long on the main line after a practice run on the short line. A recommended activity for sure.

Hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend, local fireworks here were a nice topper to Sunday festivities.

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