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Wet April in SoCal

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Thanks to the storms in April, snow pack in CA has increased to make up for dry Winter.  Reservoirs are also filling up nicely:

 

 

 

 

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GottmitAlex

Tell me about it....:wacko:

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Tracy

This mornings summaries from the National Weather Service.  I know that in Chula Vista our average annual precipitation hovers just a fraction under 10" on the bayfront.  In Encinitas about 11.5.  Orange County coastal is probably a little higher on average, but look at some of the rainfall totals below.  Here in Encinitas, we have hit just shy of 50% of normal in 5 days in April.  Historically our heaviest rainfall is in January, followed by February.  This is crazy!  I'm waiting for one of the old Eucalyptus to start falling on the Coast Highway here when the wind blows.  It has been a regular thing every wet winter the last decade or two, the only thing slowing the trend is there are fewer of them now.

PRECIPITATION SUMMARY....PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO
1000 AM PDT FRIDAY APR 10 2020

     5 DAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AS OF 10 AM FRIDAY
.SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...

ID      STATION                PRECIP(IN)    ELEVATION(FT)

PLMC1   CARLSBAD                  5.25          305
CRQ     CARLSBAD AIRPORT          5.10          357
ENCC1   ENCINITAS                 5.08          242
OCNC1   OCEANSIDE                 4.84           30
NMLC1   SAN MARCOS LANDFILL       4.65          766
SOFC1   SAN ONOFRE                4.57          162
ECMC1   EL CAMINO DEL NORTE       4.14           50
FSNC1   FASHION VALLEY            4.01           20
LSFC1   LAS FLORES RAWS           3.97          100
KEAC1   KEARNY MESA               3.83          455
FBZC1   CPEN FALLBROOK RAWS       3.73          876
NKX     MIRAMAR                   3.71          477
MYF     MONTGOMERY FIELD          3.30          423
SAN     SAN DIEGO INTL AIRPORT    3.26           42
L13     POINT LOMA                3.15          364
SDM     BROWN FIELD               2.23          524
.ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS...

ID      STATION                PRECIP(IN)    ELEVATION(FT)

CTDC1   COTO DE CAZA              5.70          730
LWOC1   LOWER OSO CREEK           5.51          220
CAPC1   BELL CANYON               4.86          700
PICO1   PICO RETARDING BASIN      4.84          760
SVAC1   LOWER SILVERADO CYN       4.72         1100
MLTC1   MOULTON PEAK REPEATER     4.25          888
SDKC1   SAN DIEGO CK @ CULVER     3.98           70
LUGC1   LAGUNA BCH @ WOODLAND     3.78           47
GUNC1   LAGUNA CYN REPEATER       3.74          530
CDMC1   CORONA DEL MAR            3.51          300
CYNC1   LAGUNA AUDUBON            3.30          314
ELAC1   EL MODENA-IRVINE          3.15           70
GDGC1   E GARDEN GVE/WNTRSBRG     2.84          120
ALAC1   ALAMEDA STORM CHANNEL     2.72          339
BIRC1   BREA 2W                   2.64          340
SNA     JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT        2.56           50
CTMC1   COSTA MESA                2.56           47
OCVC1   OCEANVIEW                 2.48           43
ABBC1   ANAHEIM BARBER CITY       2.44            5
GDNC1   GARDEN GROVE              2.36           80
SAIC1   SANTA ANA DELHI CHNL      2.36           24
BRIC1   BREA OLINDA               2.21          750
WMRC1   WESTMINSTER CHANNEL       2.13           40
HUNC1   HUNTINGTON BEACH          2.13           20
FLCC1   FULLERTON CREEK           2.08           95
FUL     FULLERTON AIRPORT         2.07           96
CRBC1   GILBERT RETARDING BSN     2.01          100
MLBC1   MILLER BASIN              2.01          220
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joe_OC

12.91" for the year here for me.  Last year, we had the Miracle March.  This year it's the Amazing April rains.

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Sr. Califas

That miracle March is what killed my foxtail last year. It was such a mild winter until that March came along and provided the precipitation along with some freezes and frost, at least up here. Fortunately, much more moderate temperatures to go along with the great rain this April! :)

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BS Man about Palms

At @ 5 pm on Thursday night this bucket was in my driveway and empty.. it looked like this by 10 am on Friday morning..  that's over 4" and it's about an inch higher now.. at least 5" here in 24 hours

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TomJ

This is from last 5 days home weather station

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Tracy
14 hours ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Thursday night this bucket was in my driveway and empty.. it looked like this by 10 am on Friday morning..  that's over 4" and it's about an inch higher now.. at least 5" here in 24 hours

I emptied some buckets on Thursday and they look like yours too.  I could have used a kayak to commute here, because it was a river between Vulcan and the RR tracks last night, quite literally.  We have flooding issues down there in "normal" rain which this exceeded by a factor of 10.  Fortunately, my lot has decent drainage and I'm not in a low spot.  The official NWS sites reported for SD, OC, Riverside & San Bernardino counties indicated Encinitas had 7.4" for the 6 days of the storm.  Top rainfall amounts for both last 24 hours and the full 6 days of the storm are below:

PRECIPITATION SUMMARY....PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO
1040 PM PDT FRIDAY APR 10 2020 

   24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS: 8 PM THURSDAY-8 PM FRIDAY

.TOP RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ALL ZONES...

        STATION                 PRECIP(IN)   ELEVATION(FT)

     1. ENCINITAS                 4.61          242
     2. DEER SPRINGS              4.08         1000
     3. COUSER CANYON             3.98          285
     4. EL CAMINO DEL NORTE       3.82           50
     5. RANCHO BERNARDO           3.70          690
     6. PALOMAR MTN. PALA         3.69         3080
     7. POWAY                     3.53          440
     8. OTAY MOUNTAIN RAWS        3.48         3283
     9. BONSALL CRS               3.46          185
        MIRAMAR LAKE              3.46          720
  6 DAY PRECIPITATION TOTALS AS OF 902 PM FRIDAY

.TOP RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ALL ZONES...

        STATION                 PRECIP(IN)   ELEVATION(FT)

     1. LYTLE CREEK RAWS         10.10         2790
     2. MIDDLE FK LYTLE CREE      8.80         3740
     3. PALOMAR CRS               8.50         5387
     4. DEER SPRINGS              7.90         1000
     5. LOWER OAT FLATS           7.70         2239
     6. CEDAR GLEN                7.60         5317
     7. ENCINITAS                 7.40          242
     8. COUSER CANYON             7.10          285
     9. HORSETHIEF/RICE CYN       7.00         4054
        PANORAMA POINT            7.00         3887

 

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BS Man about Palms

An Epic storm to be sure.. a day of sun after was too... that rainfall in Encinitas is amazing!

 

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Chris Chance

We had a good amount of rain inland also. My weather station had a total of 4.10 inches last week. 

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