This is basically a winter storm that happens to be occurring in May. There’s snow in the mountains, rain everywhere else, and cold air.
Yes, snow is now tapering off in Southern California after an anomalous strong storm hit the region on May 7, 2017. Numerous weather records broken across the region.
The low pressure system formed off the Pacific Northwest and moved down the California coast on Saturday, May 6 bringing heavy rain and snow across inland valleys and foothills in San Diego County.
NWS San Diego said May 7 was the coldest day on record for any day in May for several stations in San Diego County.
6 stations recorded new precipitation records:
- Vista with 20.3 mm (0.80 inches, old record 10.2 mm or 0.40 inches)
- Chila Vista with 20.3 mm (0.80 inches, old record 8.6 mm or 0.34 inches)
- Alpine with 22 mm (0.87 inches, old record 7.8 mm or 0.31 inches)
- El Cajon with 22.8 mm (0.90 inches, old record 5.8 mm or 0.23 inches)
- Palomar Mountain with 16 mm (0.63 inches, old record 15.7 mm or 0.62 inches)
- Campo with 15.5 mm (0.61 inches, old record 5.6 mm or 0.22 inches)
Another anomalous spring storm in South California. I am just asking me if San Diego officials also used geoengineering to increase rain during this latest storm.