November showers bring traffic nightmares

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A mild autumn storm out of the north moved over the San Diego area today, delivering modest rainfall amounts while ushering in a spate of traffic headaches.

The blustery atmospheric pattern generated the strongest showers in the northern and eastern reaches of county, according to the National Weather Service.

Over a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m., the dark clouds dropped 0.78 of an inch of rain at Lake Cuyamaca; 0.75 in San Onofre; 0.71 in Fallbrook; 0.69 in Deer Springs; 0.67 in Julian; 0.63 in Pine Hills; 0.57 in Bonsall; 0.54 at Henshaw Dam; 0.53 at Palomar Observatory; 0.4 in Oceanside; 0.35 in Descanso and Harbison Canyon; 0.33 in Escondido; and 0.31 in Santa Ysabel.

The precipitation totals were 0.29 of an inch in Carlsbad; 0.26 in San Marcos; 0.25 in Alpine and Encinitas; 0.24 in Valley Center; 0.21 in Solana Beach; 0.2 in Flinn Springs; 0.17 in Kearny Mesa and Ramona; 0.12 in La Mesa and Poway; 0.11 in Santee; 0.1 in Borrego Palm Canyon; and 0.09 at Lindbergh Field.

Motorists, meanwhile, faced a predictable rash of standard Southern California rainy-day woes. Between midnight and 4 p.m., the California Highway Patrol logged 248 accidents on the region's freeways and rural roads. By comparison, the agency generally responds to 50-75 crashes over a full day of dry weather.

Light to moderate scattered rainfall was expected to continue across San Diego County Friday morning and afternoon before moving off to the east in the evening hours and over the day Saturday, the National Weather Service advised.

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