Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crazy Weather

Okay, I know that ANYTHING other than 70 and sunny seems to spark some sort of discussion about 'weather' in San Diego, but REALLY, it has been CRAZY!! Ryan called me this afternoon to let me know that we had a TORNADO WARNING! There are tons of trees down, power outages, flash flood warnings, etc. Hopefully it simmers down for the rest of the week (but word on the weather street is the craziness is supposed to continue till the weekend).

Second Rain Storm Arrives in San Diego & Prompts Tornado Warnings

SAN DIEGO - A second round of strong rainfall in as many days saturated the San Diego area Tuesday, bringing more moisture to the drought-weary region while raising concerns of mudslides and flash floods and prompting a tornado warning for parts of the North County.

Due to the expected strength of the downpours, the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch effective from late this morning through early evening in coastal, valley and mountain areas below 6,500 feet.

The agency also instituted a high-surf alert for the county's beaches, extending from 6 this morning to 3 a.m. Friday. Additionally, a small-craft advisory went into effect at 6 a.m. and is set to expire at 2 a.m. Thursday.

About 2 this afternoon, following a report of a water spout in the ocean off the coast of Orange County, the NWS issued a 30-minute tornado warning for the southern reaches of that region, along with sections of northwestern San Diego County, including the cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Oceanside and Vista.

Over a 24-hour period ending at 1 this afternoon, the blustery atmospheric system dropped 1.83 inches of precipitation in Kearny Mesa, 1.38 inches in Encinitas, 1.36 inches in Julian, 1.2 inches on Mount Laguna, 1.15 in Ramona, 0.97 in Dulzura and 0.63 at Brown Field, according to the NWS.

There were no reports of landslides or flash floods by mid-afternoon.

A third storm forecast to pack even more punch was expected to arrive in the San Diego area on Wednesday, followed by a fourth on Thursday.

The rest of the article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

take cover!!!!