Recording setting rainfall captured all over San Diego County
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lingering showers from a two-day storm continued in parts of the San Diego area Tuesday morning before petering out and making way for dry and partly cloudy skies.
According to the National Weather Service, one location, Chula Vista, got enough rain to set a record for the date — 0.54 of an inch, exceeding the former Nov. 4 milestone of 0.22, set in 1918.
In all, the blustery conditions brought well over an inch of precipitation to many parts of the county. On Tuesday, the 1.09 inches that came down at Lindbergh Field topped the previous record for the day of 0.7, set in 1850.
The deluge also pushed the bayside airport well over its average rainfall amount of 1.01 inches for all of November.
The downpours were intense enough for a time Tuesday evening to flood part of westbound Interstate 8 in Mission Valley, Federal Boulevard at San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove and Quarry Dip Road in Spring Valley, authorities said.
Also, power outages overnight in Clairemont, Linda Vista and Mission Valley were attributed to the inclement weather.
Over a 48-hour period ending at 1 this afternoon, the dark clouds dropped 1.62 inches of moisture in the San Miguel area; 1.44 at Lyons Peak; 1.41 in Serra Mesa; 1.4 in Pine Hills; 1.24 in Julian and Lemon Grove; 1.23 at Lake Cuyamaca; 1.18 in City Heights; 1.12 at Lindbergh Field and in University Heights; 1.05 in Mission Valley; and 1.01 in Descanso.
During the same period, the storm shed 0.94 of an inch of rain in La Mesa and Linda Vista; 0.84 on Volcan Mountain; 0.79 in Santa Ysabel; 0.73 in Kearny Mesa; 0.65 in Alpine; 0.55 in El Cajon; 0.51 at the USS Midway Museum; 0.46 in Lakeside; 0.45 in Mission Beach; 0.39 at B