A downpour–or simple rain in San Diego?
We braced ourselves in San Diego for the torrential downpour and the high winds that have battered San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Barbara.
Instead, at least in the coastal areas, we were blessed with a fairly constant and gentle downpour. It will be enough to green our gardens and hillsides for awhile, but many of us were hoping for a greater accumulation of rain, but not enough to endanger the areas burned in last falls fires.
Unfortunately for San Diego Chargers fans, the gentle rain is expected to continue this afternoon. Rain coats and ponchos are advised for the 71,000 fans who will be watching todays Charger playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium starting at 1 p.m. PST. An additional .50 to 1 inch of rainfall is expected in the San Diego area.
Overnight rain accumulations in San Diego County included .79 inches in Coronado, .84 in downtown San Diego, .57 in La Jolla, 1.70 in Alpine, 2.11 in Julian, .85 in Del Mar, .71 in Solana Beach, 1.20 in Encinitas, 1.04 inches in Carlsbad, 1.03 in Oceanside, 1.60 in Fallbrook, 5 inches at Palomar Mountain, and .01 at Borrego Springs.
Inland San Diego County, as usual, caught the greatest amount of rainfall.
Finally, I just couldn’t resist sharing Albert Hammonds classic recording of It Never Rains in Southern California: