The storm drenched the interior valleys and mountains of San Diego, but ignored the coast
A weak Pacific storm brought significant rain to the eastern half of San Diego County before dawn Sunday, but largely ignored the coast. It also caused strong winds in some areas.
The wind will return before dawn on Monday. According to the National Weather Service, Santa Ana’s gusts will be around 25 mph in areas like Ramona and El Cajon, and around 30 mph in the foothills and valleys.
The high surf warning will end at 11am on Monday when the southerly swell that hit the beach over the weekend begins to dissipate.
Example of precipitation totals by 5 AM Sunday morning:
Mount Palomar: 0.88 inches
Cuyamaca Lake: 0.69 inches
Volcanic Mountain: 0.62 inches
Julian: 0.55 inches
Henshaw dam: 0.48 inches
Alpine: 0.44 inches
Mount Woodson: 0.42 inches
Ramona: 0.26 inches
San Diego Country Estates: 0.20 inches
Santee: 0.16 inches
San Diego International Airport: 0.06 inches
Encinitas: 0.06 inches
Carlsbad Airport: 0.04 inches
Example of peak wind speeds by 6:42 AM Sunday
Cuyamaco Peak: 77 mph
Vulcan: 73 mph
Mount Laguna Observatory: 60 mph
Ranchita: 45 mph
Barrega Valley Airport: 44 mph
Anza Borrego Desert Park: 40 mph
Big Black Mountain: 36 mph
North Descanso: 35 mph
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