Temecula Weather

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Currently: 47°F at 3:52 AM PST ()
High: 48°F at 12:01 AM Low: 47°F at 3:51 AM Wind: 4 mph SW Precipitation: 0.00"
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Upcoming weekend storms will be colder, not as wet ()
Multiple low pressure systems are forecast to impact the region this weekend, with the first arriving Friday night. A second storm will arrive Saturday night, and the third and final storm arriving Sunday. The Sunday storm is predicted to be the strongest and coldest of the three. All three storms will be much colder than the very wet Thursday storm. They will also be not nearly as wet. Friday night's storm will lower snow levels to roughly 5,000 feet above sea level. Precipitation totals are predicted to fall between one tenth and one quarter of an inch of rain in the lowlands, before the storm moves out Saturday morning. An additional wave of showers is forecast for Saturday night, with a lower snow level of around 4,000 feet above sea level. Less than a quarter of an inch of rain is expected. The third storm on Sunday will be more energetic, with more precipitation and even lower snow levels down to 3,000 feet above sea level. Between one quarter and half an inch are predicted ...
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Storm Totals: February 13th-14th, 2019 ()
A major atmospheric river event over the Pacific Ocean channeled a deep plume of tropical moisture at the region late Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in the most significant 24-hour rainfall much of the region has seen in many years, also shattering historic records in some parts of Riverside and San Diego Counties. Significant flash flooding occurred in many areas, combined with high winds causing damage to roads and property. At least two fatalities in Riverside County were directly linked to the storm. The first wave of moisture arrived around noon Wednesday, however this was short-lived. Additional rain entered the region Wednesday evening, with the bulk of the heaviest precipitation beginning around midnight. Particularly high rainfall rates began spiking in excess of 1.50 inches per hour at numerous WeatherCurrents stations Thursday morning, along with a reported rainfall rate of 2.5 inches per hour in Temecula Valley's Wine Country (courtesy of Jim Sappington). This part ...
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Daily rainfall records shattered Thursday ()
Numerous daily rainfall records were broken across the WeatherCurrents network and elsewhere in the region Thursday, in the event of a major atmospheric river which had tapped into deep tropical moisture. Thursday storm totals have come in between 1 and 6 inches since midnight, through 815 PM Thursday evening. The highest total was 5.29 inches recorded in De Luz, far exceeding the previous wettest day of January 22nd, 2017 when 4.06 inches fell there. In South Temecula, where precipitation records date back a few years further (to 2000) - the record-wettest day of November 30th, 2007, when 4.23 inches fell, was eclipsed by an impressive 5.08 inches Thursday. Very high totals were also observed in Anza, Fallbrook, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Hemet and San Jacinto. In East Highland, over 3 inches of rainfall had been reported Thursday morning (courtesy of Peter Michas). Outside of the WeatherCurrents network, the National Weather Service reported very high 24-hour rainfall totals acr ...
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Torrential heavy rains impacting region Thursday morning ()
An atmospheric river event with tropical moisture has resulted in sustained heavy rains perpetually bombarding much of the region overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, resulting in excessively high rain totals since midnight at some locations. The Temecula Valley, the foothill communities of De Luz and Fallbrook, and some of the eastern valleys have been particularly hard-hit. Persistent rainfall rates exceeding 0.50 inches per hour have resulted in very high storm totals as of 10 AM Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Warnings to large portions of the Inland Empire and San Diego County through 1145 AM Thursday, also raising concerns of flash flooding near the Santa Margarita River near Camp Pendleton and its tributaries, the San Luis Rey River near Oceanside and upstream communities, as well as the San Diego River in the Fashion Valley district. WeatherCurrents' longest running station, Temecula, has exceeded 4 inches of rain recorded since ...
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Heavy rain overnight Wednesday into Thursday ()
A strong atmospheric river event will impact Southern California tonight and Thursday, resulting in potential heavy rainfall overnight. A trough will direct tropical moisture directly into the region later today, prompting the National Weather Service to issue Flash Flood Watches and High Wind Warnings for the Inland Empire and mountains, respectively. Total rainfall is expected to accumulate to between 2 and 3 inches by the end of Thursday across the valleys, and locally higher amounts in the foothills and mountains. Strong winds may also occur Thursday. The storm is yet another addition to a wet 2019 so far across Southern California, drenching an already soggy region. Showers are expected to continue well into next week, although not as heavy or persistent. Snow levels will start rather high around 7,500 feet above sea level, before gradually lowering from Friday onward. The region will finally begin drying out Tuesday as the responsible low pressure trough moves inland.
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