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Rainfall Totals: San Diego Surpasses Rainy Season Average

San Diego has surpassed its annual rainfall average since the water year began on Oct. 1, according to the National Weather Service. San Diego has seen an above-average rainy season. Since the water year began on Oct. 1, San Diego International Airport has received 10.31 inches of rain, which has now surpassed San Diego’s annual average of 9.79 inches.

It’ll Be Mostly Sunny This Week, But A Potent Storm Could Reach San Diego On Sunday

It will be mostly sunny across San Diego County this week — until Sunday, when a potentially significant new Pacific storm will move in, dropping between 0.75 and 1.25 inches of rain from the coast to inland foothills and valleys, the National Weather Service said.

Explainer: How Has The Recent Wet Weather Affected California’s Drought?

When it comes to rainfall, California has already had an active start to the year. Since the water year began on Oct. 1, San Diego International Airport has received 8.82 inches of rain. That’s compared to the annual average of 9.79 inches.

Last Big Storm of The Week Has Rivers and Flood Channels Flowing Once Again Across San Diego County

Rivers and flood channels are again flowing hard across San Diego County after a new Pacific storm moved through the region before dawn Thursday, bringing a fifth straight day of precipitation.

Here’s How Much Rain Fell in 30 San Diego County Communities in the Region’s Latest Storm

The Pacific storm that passed through San Diego County on Tuesday and early Wednesday was among the strongest, most widespread systems to hit the region since the rainy season began on Oct. 1.

The system pushed March rainfall at San Diego International Airport to 3.42 inches. The airport averages 1.46 inches for the entire month of March.

Late-Winter Storm Leaves Behind Flooding, Freeway Sinkhole

San Diego County received one of the heaviest soakings of the winter Wednesday from a storm that dropped 2 to 3 inches of rain at the coast and 5-plus inches in the mountains — precipitation that caused a large sinkhole on state Route 78 and numerous traffic accidents.

Caltrans said commuters began to report the sinkhole — described as “massive” by Vista Mayor John Franklin — in the middle of traffic lanes on the westbound side of the North County highway about 8:50 a.m.

Here’s How Much Rain Fell in 43 San Diego County Communities Through Early Wednesday

As the rainfall figures below show, San Diego County received heavy precipitation overnight and early Wednesday from a Pacific storm that was enhanced by moisture from the sub-tropics. The system also has kicked up 26 mph winds at San Diego International Airport. And it created fog that reduced the carrier Carl Vinson to a silhouette in San Diego Bay.

The National Weather Service said that an additional 0.50 inches to 0.70 inches could fall by Wednesday night.

Wet Weather on the Way Will Be Put to Good Use at the San Diego Airport

Thousands of gallons of stormwater runoff was captured by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority last year. Now, all that water from recent storms and wet weather on the way is being reused for sustainability efforts, instead of running off into the San Diego Bay.

According to the San Diego International Airport, 800,000 gallons of storm water in 2022 was captured and reused for a bigger and better purpose. To give an idea of how much was collected, it’s enough to fill more than an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

With Latest Storm, San Diego Records Above-Average Seasonal Rainfall for First Time in Three Years

The cold, windy Pacific storm that drenched much of San Diego County late Tuesday night and Wednesday pushed seasonal rainfall at San Diego International Airport above average for the first time in three years, according to the National Weather Service.

Through 4 p.m. Wednesday, the airport has recorded 9.86 inches of precipitation since the rainy season began on Oct. 1. The airport averages 9.79 inches between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30.

San Diego Airport Reused More Than 800,000 Gallons of Stormwater in 2022

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority captured, treated and reused 812,500 gallons of stormwater last year, according to a report released Wednesday.

That water, which would otherwise naturally have run off into San Diego Bay, was then used to heat and cool buildings at San Diego International Airport.