Record rain falls in Ramona on Friday
Friday’s rainfall broke records in parts of the county with 1.05 inches reported in Ramona, which broke the previous record set in 1987, and .59 inches reported in San Diego, the highest since 1957, according to the National Weather Service.
A cold Pacific winter storm brought the cold weather, rain and mountain snow. Temperatures in Ramona on Friday ranged from 43 to 55.9 degrees.
Slushy snow was reported at altitudes higher than 5,500 feet in Julian, according to the county’s Department of Public Works.
A slightly weaker storm is expected to move over the region Sunday, bringing light to moderate showers, and snow at the highest elevations, the National Weather Service reported. Sunday highs are expected to be between 58 to 63 degrees near the coast and 43 to 53 in the mountains.
Snow is expected at altitudes around 5,000 feet Sunday evening, which may result in accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snowfall in area higher than 5,500 feet.
People planning visits to the mountains should stay informed and take precautions for possible difficult travel conditions including slick roads and low visibility in fog, rain and snow, according to a National Weather Service statement. Campers and hikers in the higher mountain areas should be prepared for subfreezing temperatures, snow and strong winds.
The rain and snow is expected to end Sunday night and fair weather is expected Monday, the statement said.
- Pacific storm to bring rain to Ramona and backcountry
- Region braces for series of winter storms
- Ramona ‘cools’ to 99 degrees today
- Brisk Saturday morning hike leads to snow on Mt. Woodson
- Dry lightning, gusty winds predicted Friday night, weather service issues Red Flag Warning
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