Winter storm brings high rainfall totals across San Diego County

Some places recorded over 10 inches of percipitation

Rain puddling along San Diego streets

Be cautious on the road and be aware of puddles.

Photo via @CityOfSanDiego

We can see clearly now, the rain is gone — at least for a little while. The chance of rain is seriously lower for the remainder of the week and into next week, with the exception of potential showers tomorrow evening.

So, where did we see the most rain in San Diego County? As of 9:20 a.m. yesterday, Palomar Observatory saw the most rainfall with 11.22 inches (using 5-day precipitation totals from the National Weather Service). Here are some other notable accumulations throughout the county:

  • Julian — 7.80 inches
  • Escondido — 5.57 inches
  • La Mesa — 4.52 inches
  • National City — 4.21 inches
  • Carlsbad — 4 inches
  • Fashion Valley — 3.68 inches
  • San Diego International Airport — 2.78 inches
  • Borrego Springs — 0.59 inches

On average, there are 5.3 rainy days in January in San Diego with an average of 2.28 inches of precipitation. This storm system exceeded the monthly average, but the rainiest January on record was in 2005 when 6.40 inches of rain was recorded.

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