Temecula Weather

WeatherCurrents: Temecula

Currently: 91°F at 5:07 PM PDT ()
High: 94°F at 3:45 PM Low: 52°F at 6:46 AM Wind: 4 mph SW Precipitation: 0.00"
>> Read More

ENSO-neutral conditions present, likely to remain through Spring 2020 ()
The El Nino Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, has remained in a neutral state since roughly July across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. The Climate Prediction Center issued an update for the ENSO Alert System Status on October 7, stating the ENSO-neutral conditions are present and predict a 75 percent chance of neutral conditions remaining through Fall 2019, with a 55-60 percent chance of neutral conditions continuing into Spring 2020. ENSO conditions had reached weak El Nino status throughout the winter of 2018-19, when Southern California experienced above-average rainfall. El Nino conditions have historically been correlated with above-average rainfall in California, however in recent years, this has shown to not always be the case - particularly in the cases of the very dry 2006-07 season and below-average 2015-16 season. ENSO-neutral winters occur when neither the threshold for El Nino nor La Nina are met, and are somewhat an un ...
>> Read More

Cool start to Autumn this year across region ()
Southern California was treated to cool, damp weather very early this Autumn as a trough created conditions for shower activity across parts of the region this beginning on Wednesday the 25th, concluding on Sunday the 29th. Shower activity occurred most often between Wednesday the 25th and Saturday the 28th, primarily affecting San Diego County, parts of the Inland Empire, even Simi Valley to the northwest of Los Angeles, as well as some foothill and mountain locations. WeatherCurrents' station in Anza recorded the highest cumulative total with 0.33 inches, most of which fell on September 25. Beaumont (Cherry Valley) recorded the next highest total with 0.17 inches, followed by Hemet with 0.14 inches. Northwest of Los Angeles, WeatherCurrents' station in Simi Valley recorded 0.12 inches on September 28. Additionally, 0.04 inches was reported in East Highland (courtesy of Peter Michas) as well as 0.01 inch in Temecula Valley's Wine Country (courtesy of Jim Sappington). WeatherCurr ...
>> Read More

Closed low brings scattered showers Thursday ()
A closed low pressure system affecting the Southwest has brought an abnormal marine layer and scattered showers across parts of the region Wednesday and Thursday. Scattered thunderstorms and showers have mostly affected the mountains and deserts, however some inland communities have reported small precipitation amounts through Thursday evening. On Wednesday afternoon, WeatherCurrents' station in Anza recorded 0.31 inches from a sudden thunderstorm over that part of the region. De Luz and Hemet recorded amounts of 0.02 inches each on Thursday, with San Jacinto and Anza both recording an additional 0.01 inch. Light rain fell in parts of Murrieta and Temecula mid-day Thursday, as well as 0.01 inch reported in Temecula Valley's Wine Country (courtesy of Jim Sappington). Cloudy skies and cool weather prevailed Thursday, with reverse-clearing occurring at the coasts. Chances of measurable precipitation decreases west of the mountains Thursday night as the trough moves eastward over Ar ...
>> Read More

Thunderstorms pop up across parts of Inland Empire this week ()
High pressure over the Four Corners region has contributed to the formation of conditions favorable for thunderstorm development across inland Southern California, with the most notable occurrences being confined to the mountains and deserts. Most thunderstorm activity occurred in the afternoons and evenings, and sometimes at sunrise, primarily on Monday as well as Wednesday and Thursday. Since September 1st, 0.31 inches has fallen at WeatherCurrents' station in Anza - the highest total in the WeatherCurrents network this week. A notable total of 0.12 inches has also been reported in Temecula Valley's Wine Country (courtesy of Jim Sappington) since Monday. WeatherCurrents stations in Beaumont (Cherry Valley), French Valley, Hemet, Pinon Hills, and Wildomar each reported 0.02 inches this week. Lesser amounts of 0.01 inch were recorded in De Luz and northwest Murrieta. The chance of thunderstorms decreases going into the weekend as low pressure moves inland, cooling temperatures s ...
>> Read More

Tenaja Fire burning near Murrieta, La Cresta communities Wednesday ()
Shortly before 4 PM Wednesday afternoon, a wildfire broke out on the Santa Rosa Plateau near the intersection of Clinton Keith Road and Tenaja Road. The fire was quickly driven eastward by locally strong winds at the time, fueled by dense, dry vegetation. The fire caused dense smoke to darken the sky above the area Wednesday afternoon. Nearly 300 firefighters are currently battling the blaze. The fire is threatening homes in the nearby La Cresta community, northwest of the Santa Rosa Plateau. The fire's quick race to the east has also threatened homes in Murrieta's northwestern communities near Washington Street, and Bear Creek. The Santa Rosa Plateau Visitor Center and The Trails Circle part of La Cresta are under mandatory evacuation Wednesday evening, and as of 10 PM Wednesday night, the Copper Canyon area in west Murrieta has been placed under mandatory evacuation as well. The nearby Bear Creek community has been placed under evacuation warning. According to CalFire, the Tena ...
>> Read More