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Currently: 55°F at 7:50 PM PDT ()
High: 65°F at 1:44 PM Low: 38°F at 6:40 AM Wind: 5 mph SW Precipitation: 0.00"
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Wettest March in at least two decades across region ()
A seemingly unending wet pattern affecting the region this month has produced the highest March precipitation totals across parts of Southern California in at least twenty years. In the WeatherCurrents network, March 2020 has been the wettest March at all stations to-date, including among the older stations in Temecula, Murrieta and Hemet. In Temecula, where precipitation records date back to 2000, March 2020 has already surpassed March 2003 as the wettest such month on record there. WeatherCurrents' stations in Murrieta and Hemet, both dating back to 2003, also recorded their wettest-ever Marches this year. According to records for Downtown Los Angeles, the last occurrence of a March nearly this wet was in March 1998, however Downtown Los Angeles still hasn't recorded as much precipitation this month as was recorded there in March 2003 and 2011. March 2020 is the wettest such month in San Diego since March 1998. The region also experienced very wet Marches in 1991, 1992 and 1995 ...
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Storm Totals: March 22nd-23rd, 2020 ()
Yet another cutoff low brought more showers to an already rain-soaked region late Sunday night and Monday morning, adding to a wet March this year in Southern California. Wrap-around moisture associated with a cutoff low began delivering rain to the region late Sunday evening, first hitting the communities of Simi Valley and Pinon Hills to the north particularly hard. Heavier precipitation began affecting the Inland Empire after 8 PM Sunday, continuing into early Monday morning before the bulk of the precipitation moved to the north. A small squall line formed over southwestern Riverside County and San Diego County shortly after midnight Monday, resulting in short-lived but heavy rainfall. A final round of heavy rain passed over the region later Monday morning, before residual moisture left the region entirely later that day. Precipitation totals varied considerably once again, however some of the wettest locations during this storm had received comparatively little rainfall onl ...
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Storm Totals: March 18th-20th, 2020 ()
Another cutoff low brought showers to Southern California last week, adding another phase in a wet March across the region. Precipitation totals across three days, from Wednesday through Friday, ranged from 0.78 inches in Wildomar, to no measurable rain at all in Pinon Hills. Hemet, Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore all ended on the higher side of storm totals during this period, exceeding 1/2 inch across three days. Simi Valley was far drier, with only 0.02 inches on March 18th, and no measurable rainfall during the latter two days. In Yucaipa, 0.60 inches was reported (courtesy of Don Kramer) as well as a total of 0.58 inches in East Highland (courtesy of Peter Michas). In Temecula Valley's Wine Country, 0.51 inches was reported (courtesy of Jim Sappington). The showery nature of the storm led to varying totals even across short distances, as observed in Riverside, Hemet, San Jacinto, De Luz, and Fallbrook. Following a brief break in the wet weather during the weekend, add ...
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Season totals recovering amid a wet March ()
Following a dry January and February, a major shift to a persistently wet, rainy weather pattern took place in March 2020, marking the return of wet weather to the region for the first time since December 2019. March rainfall is already above-average across Southern California, All WeatherCurrents stations had recorded between 3 and 5 inches of precipitation this month, with the exception of the typically dry Pinon Hills to the north (where 2.27 inches had fallen as of March 20). Precipitation averages for the month of March have been skewed below average in recent years, even at stations with many years of data, due to an excessive number of dry Marches in the past decade. Hemet currently leads March rainfall with 4.88 inches, followed by French Valley with 4.70 inches. In contrast, Simi Valley and Riverside recorded under 3.5 inches for March-to-date. San Jacinto - Hemet's neighbor to the north - recorded only 3.62 inches for March, while still above average, it is a steep drop ...
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Storm Totals: March 16th-17th, 2020 (updated) ()
A cold front, much colder than last week's storms, brought rain and mountain snow to the region late Monday and early Tuesday. Precipitation totals were greatest in Simi Valley, northwest of Los Angeles, while the rest of the WeatherCurrents network wasn't nearly as wet. The main front arrived in the region late Monday afternoon, dumping most of its rain further north, where Simi Valley recorded 0.77 inches on Monday alone (with additional precipitation the following day). Further south, the remaining WeatherCurrents stations recorded less than 1/2 inch, where northwest Murrieta led with 0.48 inches through Tuesday afternoon. A greater total of 0.51 inches was reported in East Highland (courtesy of Peter Michas), as well as 0.44 inches in Yucaipa (courtesy of Don Kramer). WeatherCurrents' stations in Fallbrook, De Luz, Moreno Valley, San Jacinto, and Perris also recorded between 1/3 and 1/2 inch from the storm. In Temecula Valley's Wine Country, a total of 0.28 inches was reporte ...
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