Skies clearing; high surf warning later in week

Relief was in store for a storm-drenched San Diego County today with only a slight chance of morning showers and light winds in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

A powerful autumn storm dropped much-needed rain on the region Monday and generated snow flurries in the mountains, high winds and rainy-day commuter chaos.

The Weather Service said rainfall totals for Monday were 1.1 inches in Encinitas, 2.4 in Kearny Mesa, 1.56 at Lindbergh Field, 2.05 in Valley Center, 2.07 in Ramona, 2.48 in Santee, 3.31 in Julian, 4.89 at Lake Cuyamaca and 1.22 in Borrego Springs.

There was a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning in coastal and valley areas and a 30 percent chance in the mountains. A high wind warning will remain in effect in the mountains and deserts until 6 a.m., according to the Weather Service.

Wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour were likely in the mountains this morning but should drop to 30 miles per hour this afternoon, the Weather Service reported. The desert forecast called for wind gusts of up to 35 mph this morning, dropping to 30 miles per hour this afternoon.

Snow in the mountains was possible at 4,000 feet but little to no accumulation was likely, according to the Weather Service.

Monday’s storm had predictable impacts on local traffic. Between midnight and 10 p.m., the California Highway Patrol logged 476 accidents in the San Diego area, as compared with the 50 to 75 collisions the agency typically responds to during an entire day of dry weather.

The stiff winds and downpours also flooded roadways, downed trees and contributed to power outages, leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity for parts of Monday.

Due to potential pollution hazards from runoff, the county Department of Environmental Health issued a routine ocean-contamination warning, advising people to stay out of the surf for at least 72 hours following showers.

The Weather Service expects another storm to arrive Thursday or Friday. A high surf advisory along the coast is scheduled from 4 a.m. Wednesday to 4 p.m. Friday.

Related posts:

  1. High winds expected, red flag warning issued
  2. Sunny skies likely today
  3. Storms expected to pound county
  4. Rain expected to clear
  5. Slight chance of rain expected in county

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=6774

Posted by on Dec 8, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Kent Farrington and Blue Angel to compete at inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters
    Rancho Santa Fe resident Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel and top world-ranked rider Kent Farrington will participate in the inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 25-28. More than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations will compete for $1 million in prize money. […]
  • Survey shows community doesn’t support bond for new Rancho Santa Fe School gym at this time
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District has received the results from its community interest survey on the possibility to rebuild the school gym. At a July 21 special board meeting, Superintendent Lindy Delaney reported that 54.3 percent of the community is not interested in supporting a bond on the November ballot at this time. “The results showed us the intere […]
  • Fire sprinkler extinguishes garage fire
    On July 24, at 2:02 a.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to a residential fire in the 10000 block of Lone Dove Street in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on scene, firefighters found that a single sprinkler head had activated and extinguished a fire in the garage near the water heater. One person was home at the time and […]