Here’s How Much Rain Fell During Historic San Diego Easter Storm -

Here’s How Much Rain Fell During Historic San Diego Easter Storm

A historic atmospheric river storm broke daily rainfall records across San Diego County over the Easter weekend. Here’s how much rain fell.

The historic storm first hit the San Diego County area early Saturday morning, dropping record-breaking amounts of rain in areas like Vista, Alpine, Ramona, Chula Vista, and San Diego.

A flash flood warning was in effect on Saturday. The National Weather Service also warned of the possibility of a tornado or waterspout.

San Diego weather in March is generally mild and sunny, with significant amounts of rainfall being relatively rare. That’s why the historic San Diego Easter storm broke so many records.

Ramona in North San Diego County, for example, received 1.22 inches of rain. That broke the prior record that was set in 1978. The city of San Diego itself saw 1.26 inches of rain, breaking a record that was set nearly 80 years ago in 1946.

Even neighborhoods that didn’t see record-breaking rainfall saw substantial amounts of rain. Point Loma, for example, received 1.66 inches of rain. Fashion Valley saw 1.93 inches.

Along with the record-breaking rain, the San Diego Easter storm also brought cold conditions to the entire region. The storm broke lowest maximum temperature records in Alpine, Lake Elsinore, Santa Ana, and more.

Although the bulk of the storm hit San Diego County on Saturday, the region also saw some scattered showers and thunderstorms on Easter Day on Sunday.

Even though it’s technically spring, some areas of San Diego even saw at least one foot of snowfall during the storm. If you want to enjoy one of the last bits of winter weather this season, check out where to see snow in San Diego County.

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