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Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:26 AM PST

Older De Luz Weather News

Editor's Note: Newer news items are available.

9:20am: CalTrans has decided to shut down one lane of Interstate 15 northbound south of the Highway 79 exit in Temecula as a precaution, according to a story in The Californian this morning. A mudslide below the freeway onto the Temecula Creek golf course has undermined the road. A blocked drainpipe caused rainwaters to saturate the soil instead of running off. The lane may be closed two weeks while CalTrans repairs the slope.
Other roads that remain closed include Pauba Road east of Temecula, Pala Road south of Temecula (repairs there are underway), and the Ortega Highway between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano.
4:50pm: Prado Dam in the Corona area has been reportedly shored up, the mandatory evacuation has been lifted, and Highway 71 has reopened this afternoon.
1:45pm: There are news reports today of a minor leak in the Prado Dam, which holds back the Santa Ana River in the Corona area, near the intersections of Highway 71 and Highway 91. The area has been evacuated as a precaution, and Highway 71 is closed in both directions.
11:10pm: The heavy rainfall story has been updated with more road closings, some pictures, the reopening of Highway 79 South, other online news articles, and more.
1:10pm: A feature story on this weekend's heavy rainfall has been posted.
5:20pm: A particularly heavy band of rain is currently hitting the Temecula Valley, accompanied with wind gusts to 30 mph. Lightning and thunder have been reported from multiple sources, and the power in the Temecula Valley and the Menifee Valley has fluctuated with a couple of the lightning hits.

WeatherCurrents' mobile site has been updated today with increased forecast information, as well as some of the past weather information. This is the first real update in quite some time.

Installation of the Lake Elsinore weather station began yesterday in spite of the rain. With some luck, perhaps weather data will be on the site for Lake Elsinore as early as next weekend.

Wind at De Luz is back online this afternoon due a spare parts replacement.

11:30am: Sue Painter has reported that the anemometer (wind sensor) for De Luz is malfunctioning this morning. There is wind, but no readings are currently being produced.
9:20am: The owner and operator of, John Toman, was interviewed this week for a radio program that will air this Sunday between 7:00am and 7:30am on local Temecula radio stations 94.5 and 103.3.

This morning's earthquake felt in parts of southwestern Riverside County at about 6:35am was 4.4 on the richter scale and centered in Fontana up in San Bernardino County. See the Southern California Earthquake Data Center for details.

Updated rainfall reports for the Temecula Valley area for Monday and Tuesday:

Location Storm  Source
South Temecula 1.95" WeatherCurrents
Southeast Temecula 2.0" Jim Sappington
North De Luz 1.59" WeatherCurrents
South De Luz 1.82" Steve Rhodes
Northwest Murrieta 1.71" WeatherCurrents
East Murrieta 1.73" Steven Craig
11:55pm: The De Luz weather feed was hooked up early this afternoon with all sensors operational. Thanks for Sue and Dave Painter, who own the De Luz weather station, for helping WeatherCurrents provide this service.

The De Luz, California weather pages are a service of WeatherCurrents. De Luz is located west of the Temecula Valley and north of Fallbrook, on the Santa Rosa Plateau, in southwestern Riverside County, California.
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