The tail end of the last storm of the winter season moved eastward across San Diego County early Monday, dropping more rainfall and snow in the region.
Before the storm cleared out completely on Monday, it dropped more rain in coastal and valley areas, and up to four inches of additional snow in the mountains, where the snow level was at 2,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter weather advisory originally set to expire at 9 a.m. Monday for the mountains was extended to 1 p.m. Affected areas included Boulevard, Campo, Cuyamaca, Descanso, Julian, Lake Henshaw, Mount Laguna, Pine Valley, Santa Ysabel, and Warner Springs. In addition to snow, wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour were in the mountains Monday morning, the Weather Service advised.
Schools in the Julian and Mountain Empire Unified school districts were closed Monday due to snow. In the far reaches of East County, Interstate 8 was closed in both directions from East Willows Road to Imperial Highway due to hazardous road conditions until around 9 a.m.
The NWS reported as of 4:30 a.m., March 20, that the storm — which struck Saturday morning — had dropped a total of 1.83 inches of rain in Ramona, 1.14 inches in Vista, 0.61 inches at Lindbergh Field, 1 inch in National City, 1.82 inches in Rancho San Diego, 3.63 inches in Alpine, 2.83 inches in Potrero, 2.56 inches on Mount Woodson, 2 inches in Escondido and 1.93 inches in Valley Center.
In the mountains, the first two days of the storm brought 10 inches of snow on Palomar Mountain, 12 inches in Julian and 14 inches on Mount Laguna, the NWS reported.