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Unsettled

By: WatchinTheSky, 10:02 PM GMT on December 26, 2010

Thursday 30, 8:30 AM

Bright sunny day, nice chill in the air. We will finish the month with a total of 7.97" (my gauge). Average for December is around 2"

Rainfall since July 1 (beginning of rain year) is 13.5" - average is 15-16" and we are coming up to the 3 wettest months. We will see what La Nina has to say about that.

Happy almost New Year everyone!!!


Wednesday 29, mid-afternoon


Rain finally made it down to San Diego area, to be followed by gusty conditions.

Some chance of rain again Sunday-Monday. Hope so!

December 26, 2010 mid-afternoon

No dramatic weather as last week, the southwest continues unsettled with a small front blowing through overnight. Today is mostly cloudy with occasional warm sunshine peeking out. At this point, we have a shot at some rain mid-week and possibly again next weekend as the Pacific is pumping moisture mostly west to east. We won't be seeing any cold spilling down from the northwest soon. Off and on clouds and a good breeze from the coast should keep high temps in upper 50s to low 60s.


This week's rain tally:

Sunday .32"
Wednesday 1.14"
Thursday .04" End of last storm for this year

Updated: 11:38 PM GMT on December 30, 2010

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Merry Christmas All

By: WatchinTheSky, 4:50 AM GMT on December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Very Happy Holiday to Everyone!!

One of the trees at Hotel Del Coronado


Sunset on Christmas eve, no rain for a day or two!

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It's almost here

By: WatchinTheSky, 9:53 PM GMT on December 19, 2010

Update Dec 22, 2010 8:30 AM

December 19, 2010 1:30 PM local

It's the season and Christmas is almost here. The weather is in full on gray mode for 4 days now and it looks like we have 3 more days of it. The jet stream is running from just above Hawaii to the mid section of California and pumping a lot of moisture into central California. We are not seeing much rain in San Diego county but the weather is very wintry looking and a nice run up to Christmas which should be mostly clear and mid 60s.

The hills have a whole new look with the fog and low visibility. Plus, it is enough precip to keep the sprinklers off and that is a bonus. All I want for Christmas is a couple of inches of rain! Maybe next year. A nice low is spinning off Washington and should bring rain back for the first of the week. If it could push the jet south a hundred miles, we could get in on some of the action.

Per Day Totals
Thursday .12" rain (Dec 16th)
Friday .24" rain
Saturday .24" rain
Sunday .48" rain
Monday 1.34" rain...Jet Stream moved south!!
Tuesday 2.01" rain
Wednesday 2.36" rain as of 6:30 PM

Storm Total -- 6.79" almost an inch per day average for the storm.

Happy Holidays! And a Great New Year!!

Updated: 2:30 AM GMT on December 23, 2010

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Bomb house goes up in smoke

By: WatchinTheSky, 7:43 PM GMT on December 09, 2010

The infamous 'Bomb House' in Escondido was razed in an intentional fire this morning.


A bit closer look, but harder to see. Smoke is already thinning.


Not the nicest way to get in the news for the local neighborhood.

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Cut Off Low?

By: WatchinTheSky, 6:33 PM GMT on December 02, 2010

Update Dec 3, 2010

Chances are lowering for rain from offshore system, what's new.

A bit of sun this evening, and this photo op occurred, not great but nice!




Dec 2, 2010 10:00AM local

I just can't seem to let the blog list for San Diego area drop to zero, so even though not much is going on - here goes.

We had a small amount of rain over last weekend (.12" at my house for a total) followed by a cool air mass which followed the north to north west winds. The sky has been clear and humidity low since Monday. Frost was common from foothills to the coast for several days, though now we have moderated to mostly 40s over night and low 70s for highs.

The latest storm trying to reach us from Gulf of Alaska by Sunday is projected to become a cut off low just off shore from Southern Cal and then who knows. Maybe some rain by Sunday-Monday (hopefully) or maybe zip.

Updated: 1:35 AM GMT on December 04, 2010

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