Here’s how much rain fell in 50 San Diego County communities during Monday’s storm


The Pacific storm that spread across San Diego County on Monday and early Tuesday brought beneficial rain to many areas but did comparatively little to alleviate the drought, says the National Weather Service. The county could get brief showers on Thursday. But no significant precipitation is expected for the rest of March.

Forecasters originally thought that the system would concentrate most of its energy in North County. But plumes of moisture flowed into South County on Monday night, bringing periods of heavy precipitation. There also were 7 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in areas like Chula Vista, Point Loma and Spring Valley.

The storm pushed San Diego’s seasonal rainfall to 6.06 inches, which is 2.43 inches below average.

Here’s a sample of rainfall across the county.

Lake Cuyamaca: 2.65 inches
Palomar Observatory: 1.86 inches
Brown Field: 1.79 inches
Descanso: 1.70 inches
Tijuana Estuary: 1.69 inches

Mt. Woodson: 1.57 inches
Henshaw Dam: 1.55 inches
San Ysidro: 1.53 inches
Fallbrook: 1.44 inches
Julian: 1.33 inches

Pine Valley: 1.32 inches
Campo: 1.24 inches
Big Black Mountain: 1.22 inches
Alpine: 1.17 inches
Rainbow Camp: 1.12 inches

Valley Center: 1.11 inches
San Diego County Estates: 1.10 inches
Valley Center: 1.02 inches
Santa Ysabel: 1.00 inches
Ramona Airport: 0.98 inches

Barona: 0.96 inches
Dulzura Summit: 0.93 inches
Carlsbad Airport: 0.93 inches
San Diego Sea World: 0.85 inches
Ramona: 0.84 inches

Chula Vista: 0.81 inches
Fashion Valley: 0.80 inches
Escondido: 0.77 inches
San Marcos: 0.76 inches
El Cajon: 0.74 inches

Poway: 0.73 inches
Kearny Mesa: 0.73 inches
Montgomery Field: 0.71 inches
Warner Springs: 0.71 inches
Santee: 0.71 inches

Miramar Lake: 0.71 inches
Rancho Bernardo: 0.69 inches
San Diego International Airport: 0.68 inches
National City: 0.67 inches
North Island: 0.67 inches

La Jolla: 0.61 inches
Miramar: 0.61 inches
Encinitas: 0.60 inches
Point Loma: 0.57 inches
San Diego University Heights: 0.57 inches

Lemon Grove: 0.54 inches
Oceanside: 0.46 inches
La Mesa: 0.44 inches
San Onofre: 0.36 inches
Ranchita: 0.28 inches

Source: NWS