Temecula Weather

WeatherCurrents: Temecula

Currently: 50°F at 7:01 AM PST ()
High: 54°F at 12:06 AM Low: 50°F at 5:53 AM Wind: calm Precipitation: 0.43"
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Showers enter region late Monday night, subtropical moisture to the south ()
A Pacific trough introduced high clouds over Southern California throughout Monday, with precipitation finally reaching the region late Monday night. A significant plume of subtropical moisture also appeared to the south, mostly affecting northern Baja California and extreme southern San Diego County. WeatherCurrents stations began recording rainfall just before midnight, and continuing as of this writing. The highest concentrations of rain at the moment appear to be over eastern Murrieta and French Valley. Since rain began falling just before midnight, WeatherCurrents' station in French Valley has recorded the most precipitation with 0.16 inches at the time of this writing, and 0.12 inches of that after midnight. Fallbrook was in second place with 0.12 inches total. Interestingly, nearby De Luz had not recorded any measurable precipitation. Doppler radar images have indicated the rain continuing into the early morning. While these showers were in the forecast, there was low conf ...
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Storm Totals: January 16th-17th, 2020 ()
A fast-moving cold front swept down the state late Thursday, clearing out Friday morning. Most WeatherCurrents stations received rainfall after midnight, however Simi Valley recorded all of its precipitation before midnight. Precipitation totals were mostly under 1/4 inch, with the exceptions of Simi Valley and Lake Elsinore, both of which were slightly wetter. Simi Valley recorded the highest total with 0.37 inches. The cold front rapidly weakened while entering Southern California, leading to decreasing totals further south and east. Rain fell early Friday morning across most of the region. Lake Elsinore, Fallbrook, and Wildomar were also on the higher end of storm totals Friday, each with respective totals of 0.27 inches, 0.21 inches, and 0.16 inches. On the drier side of the storm - Perris, San Jacinto, and Pinon Hills all recorded the lowest totals with just 0.01 inch each. Anza was not far behind with a total of 0.02 inches. A total of 0.07 inches was reported in East Highl ...
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Cold front to impact region Thursday evening ()
Gusty southwest winds and rain are scheduled to hit the region late Thursday, as a fast-moving low pressure system sends a cold wave through the state. Precipitation totals are expected to be light, with no more than 1/4 inch forecast across most areas. Some parts of the Inland Empire, as well as most of San Diego County, are expecting no more than 0.1 inch through Friday morning. Snow levels are expected to drop to around 5000 feet above sea level Thursday night, with several inches of snow possible above 5500 feet. The brunt of the cold front will arrive late Thursday evening, with any residual moisture having cleared from the region by Friday morning. High pressure is forecast to briefly take hold over the region through the weekend, before another low pressure system moves in on Monday. At the time of this writing, there is a small chance of precipitation for late Monday night and early Tuesday.
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Taal Volcano erupts in the Philippines: Past events and relation to climate in California ()
On January 12, the eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines began and remains ongoing. Evacuations quickly took place in the region as large ash columns were blown into the atmosphere. Prior to 2020, Taal Volcano last erupted in 1977. The most recent significant volcanic eruption in that part of the world was the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, also in the Philippines, in June 1991. All volcanoes in the Philippines lie on the western rim of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The climate of the west coast of North America - California in particular - has experienced significant, although temporary changes in the several years following notable volcanic eruptions in the Philippines on numerous occasions in the 20th century. A direct casual link has yet to be proven between the two, however this story will examine past eruptions and changes experienced by California's climate following said eruptions during those years. These are not predictions, and any effects volcanic eruptions in the Phil ...
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Scattered light showers and gusty winds Thursday ()
A weak low pressure system passing through the region has brought areas of light showers and gusty winds Thursday, as well as minor convection in parts of the Inland Empire during the afternoon. Light showers were reported in parts of the Inland Empire as early as Thursday morning, however more significant activity - where it did occur - did not develop until the afternoon. Unstable weather has allowed convection to develop over Moreno Valley and Perris, resulting in larger accumulations of precipitation there. Other parts of the eastern valleys, as well as foothill communities, also had measurable rainfall as of Thursday afternoon. Moreno Valley and Perris led totals with 0.20 inches and 0.19 inches, respectively. Strong west to northwest gusts had also developed over most of the region, particularly the mountains and deserts. The system is expected to clear out of the region by Thursday night, leaving drying northwest winds into Friday.
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