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Weather News for Perris, California

 
July 28, 2014
Thunderstorms return Sunday, early Monday - posted 10:56 PM
Monsoonal moisture produced showers in some parts of the region Sunday and early Monday morning. Several WeatherCurrents stations recorded rainfall - Temecula recorded a light .01"  , and D ...
 
July 25, 2014
Temperatures soar Thursday, thundershowers reported Friday - posted 10:12 PM
Thursday brought widespread triple-digit heat to the region, prompting the National Weather Service to issue heat advisories in several counties. Thundershowers were also reported in parts of San ...
 
July 1, 2014
2013-2014 Rain Season Review and Totals - posted 12:12 PM
The 2013-14 rainy season saw a third consecutive below-average rainfall season across Southern California. Like the previous season, Neutral conditions were present in the equatorial Pacific, an ...
 
June 11, 2014
2014 a stubbornly warm year to date - posted 9:35 PM
Temperatures since January 1st, 2014 all the way through June 11th (as of this writing) have been consistently warmer than normal in the region, according to records. In Temecula, of the 161 day ...
 
May 14, 2014
Santa Ana Winds spark wildfires Wednesday, road closures - posted 3:54 PM
A large number of wildfires are burning in parts of Southern California today, threatening homes and closing highways in many areas. These fires are being fanned by the notorious Santa Ana Winds ...
 
May 10, 2014
Sporadic light showers reported near Beaumont on Tuesday - posted 9:30 PM
Several communities were affected by a passing low pressure system back on Tuesday, May 6th. This brought light showers to favored locations, mainly in or near the San Bernardino Mountains. Weat ...
 
April 30, 2014
Gusty Santa Ana Winds batter region Wednesday - posted 1:10 PM
A round of Santa Ana Winds arrived in the region Tuesday, bringing single-digit humidities, very warm temperatures and haze with it. Wind gusts so far have exceeded 40mph in favored locations, w ...
 
April 27, 2014
Storm Totals: April 25th-26th, 2014 (updated) - posted 3:00 PM
A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and wind to most of the region overnight Friday and Saturday. Rainfall was highest in the Riverside-San Bernardino valley and vicinity, which is not typi ...
 
April 19, 2014
Lightning storm knocks out Anza station - posted 7:00 AM
WeatherCurrents' Anza station remained down early Saturday after a lightning storm on Friday took down power and electronics at the home where it's located. We don't have too many details at thi ...
 
April 3, 2014
Storm Totals: April 1st-2nd, 2014 - posted 2:55 PM
The second storm of Spring brought more scattered showers to the region Tuesday and Wednesday, with most rain activity being confined to the overnight hours on both days. Precipitation totals ra ...
 
March 29, 2014
Did you feel it? Friday night earthquake rattles region - posted 11:37 AM
A small earthquake, centered approximately 1 mile southeast of La Habra and 3 miles north of Fullerton, shook the region at 9:09 PM Friday night. The earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 5.1 ...
 
March 28, 2014
Storm Totals: March 26th-27th, 2014 - posted 2:18 PM
A weak Pacific storm brought scattered rainfall to the region Wednesday, with some areas getting continued showers on Thursday. The storm was very sporadic in nature, bringing heavier showers to ...
 
March 3, 2014
Storm Totals: February 28th - March 2nd, 2014 (updated) - posted 9:16 AM
A major Pacific storm produced heavy rain, thunderstorms, wind and flooding throughout the region Friday and Saturday, with residual showers still lingering Sunday morning. The storm brought the ...
 
March 2, 2014
Storm Totals: February 26th - February 27th, 2014 - posted 1:16 AM
A small storm rolled through the region on the morning of Thursday the 27th, preceding an even larger, wetter storm on Friday and Saturday. Simi Valley was the first to receive rainfall late Wedn ...
 
February 28, 2014
French Valley Rain Gauge Inoperable; Forecasts Late for Friday - posted 7:19 AM
Forecasts will be late Friday morning for most locations while we replace a bad rain gauge at WeatherCurrents' French Valley location. The rain gauge became inoperable sometime before Wednesday ...
 
February 15, 2014
Unseasonably warm temperatures to end soon - posted 11:00 AM
High Pressure and offshore flow helped generate very warm temperatures and dry conditions this week, not commonly seen in February. High temperatures ranged from in the 80 degree range to the lo ...
 
February 8, 2014
Storm Totals: February 6th-7th, 2014 - posted 4:23 PM
A weak Pacific storm, the second of the month, produced on and off showers Thursday ad early Friday across the region. Rain totals were highest in the eastern valleys, which is uncommon for winte ...
 
February 1, 2014
Storm Totals: January 30th-31st, 2014 - posted 3:26 PM
A weak storm brought scattered rainfall to the region Thursday and Friday. For most stations, this was the first measurable rainfall since December 20th, ending a 40-day winter dry spell. Some co ...
 
January 11, 2014
Winter a no-show so far - posted 6:19 PM
The new year has started out warm and dry for the region, due to a stationary high pressure ridge over the area. This has brought a long stretch of unseasonably warm, dry, and often windy weather ...
 
January 9, 2014
Power Restored - Hemet Station - posted 7:57 AM
Update: Power has been restored as Edison has finished their work. The weather data logger continued to gather data during the power outage and all that data has now been uploaded to the Weathe ...
 
December 20, 2013
Storm Totals: December 19th-20th, 2013 (updated) - posted 11:02 AM
A cold Pacific storm brought rain to the region Thursday, ending a mid-month warm spell. Showers began early Thursday morning and continued on and off throughout the day. As the storm exited the ...
 
December 8, 2013
Storm Totals: December 7th, 2013 (updated) - posted 3:12 PM
Another cut-off low resulted in showers for the region on Saturday. This storm was a cold one, however, snow levels did not fall down to the anticipated elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level. S ...
 
November 30, 2013
Storm Totals: November 29th, 2013 (updated) - posted 3:52 PM
A cut-off low brought unexpected rain to the region Friday morning, despite initial predictions showing otherwise. The storm was to remain offshore, although rain had been forecast for both Thurs ...
 
November 23, 2013
Storm Totals: November 20th-22nd, 2013 (updated) - posted 3:07 PM
A Pacific storm with a subtropical tap brought showery weather to the region over the past few days. The storm was the second of the month and third of this Fall. Due to the showery nature of the ...
 
November 18, 2013
Forecasts will be issued late November 18th - posted 6:37 AM
Due to technical trouble with the National Weather Service point forecasts, on which we customize our forecasts, we'll be late publishing forecasts Monday, November 18th.
 
November 17, 2013
Storm Totals: November 15th-17th, 2013 - posted 3:21 PM
A weak upper low brought rain to some parts of the region Friday, interrupting a stretch of drier than normal weather we have been experiencing this Fall. Rain was sporadic once again, with many ...
 
November 2, 2013
No forecasts to be published November 2nd - posted 10:55 AM
Our apologies on this. We are out hooking up a new weather station. Forecasts will resume tomorrow, Sunday, November 3rd.
 
October 30, 2013
Storm Totals: October 28th-29th, 2013 (updated) - posted 8:51 AM
A cutoff low moved over the region on Monday and produced showers in most areas through Tuesday evening. The storm did not live up to expectations for many areas, however some communities were lu ...
 
October 10, 2013
Storm Totals: October 9th-10th, 2013 (2nd update) - posted 9:36 AM
A cold early-season storm swept through Southern California's inland valleys, bringing rain totals that were mostly higher than expected. Totals ranged from around a quarter of an inch to just un ...
 
October 5, 2013
Santa Ana winds rip through many inland communities, mountains - posted 2:58 PM
Santa Ana winds began blowing through the inland valleys and mountains early Friday morning, continuing into the weekend. Not all areas were effected; wind-prone locations suffered the worst, as ...
 
September 8, 2013
Saturday afternoon yields another wave of thunderstorms - posted 12:21 PM
In what has become a typical pattern recently for inland residents, thunderstorms marched west of the mountains Saturday afternoon, causing flooding in some areas. In the WeatherCurrents network ...
 
September 3, 2013
Labor Day thunderstorms affect eastern inland valleys - posted 6:35 AM
It remained hot and stick on Labor Day, with abundant clouds and scattered thunderstorms. There was a report of some damage in the San Jacinto area, near Cottonwood Avenue and Warren Road. A win ...
 
August 31, 2013
No forecasts to be published August 31st - posted 7:01 AM
We're out repairing wiring for our Murrieta station today. The station will likely be offline for a few hours while we do this. We won't be publishing forecasts today as a result. If you're inte ...
 
August 30, 2013
Thunderstorms west of the mountains again Thursday afternoon - posted 12:06 PM
Yet another round of thunderstorms made it west of the mountains Thursday afternoon, this time Riverside being the hardest hit. WeatherCurrents' station in Riverside's Canyon Crest neighborhood r ...
 
August 27, 2013
More monsoon weather affects inland communities - posted 12:58 PM
A dying tropical disturbance moving north from Mexico contributed to an influx on monsoonal moisture over the weekend. Only Anza and Beaumont recorded rainfall, however light sprinkles were repor ...
 
August 19, 2013
Freak thunderstorms erupt across inland valleys early Monday morning - posted 6:42 AM
Many inland residents experienced a rude awakening early Monday morning, with constant lightning and loud crashes of thunder beginning around 4 AM near Murrieta. This was the result of monsoonal ...
 
July 27, 2013
Brief showers visit inland communities early Friday morning - posted 7:17 PM
In what is becoming a regular occurrence this summer, the inland communities were visited by a round of brief showers early Friday morning, courtesy of monsoonal moisture affecting the region. U ...
 
July 22, 2013
Another round of weekend thunderstorms inland - posted 8:06 PM
Another round of monsoonal moisture surged into the inland communities this weekend, producing isolated thunderstorms and heavy rain in some spots. Thunderstorms began drifting west of the mount ...
 
July 13, 2013
Thursday thunderstorms produce some precipitation inland - posted 2:36 PM
A disturbance over northern Mexico moved northwest over Southern California on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing cloudy conditions and thunderstorms with it. This helped keep daytime temperatures ...
 
July 1, 2013
2012-2013 rain season review and totals - posted 5:18 PM
The 2012-2013 rain season featured below average rainfall for the second year in a row, with most WeatherCurrents communities recording even lower rainfall than the previous season. A strong mon ...
 
June 29, 2013
Early summer heat wave blasts inland communities - posted 7:22 PM
Summer is officially here and has made itself known throughout inland Southern California communities this weekend. A strong ridge of high pressure over Nevada is responsible for the first heat w ...
 
Farewell, SWRNN - posted 12:35 PM
With SWRNN closing its doors Friday morning, WeatherCurrents loses a trusted partner. My personal thanks goes out to Gary Jacobs, Robin Ruhwedel, Kerri Mabee and a host of others, going back to ...
 
May 13, 2013
Mother's Day is first triple-digit day of 2013 inland - posted 12:56 PM
A summer-like heat wave this weekend produced the first 100°F+ temperatures west of the mountains yesterday, on Mother's Day. Wildomar was the hottest with a high of 103.4°F, followe ...
 
May 11, 2013
Summer-like temperatures on the way for Sunday and Monday - posted 1:12 PM
Just a few days after a late-season storm, high pressure is revving up over Southern California, and it should make this weekend a clear and hot one in the inland valleys. The middle part of Wes ...
 
May 9, 2013
Storm Totals: May 5th-9th, 2013 (updated) - posted 9:02 AM
The recent late-season storm, courtesy of a cut-off low, produced widely variable rainfall across the inland communities. It was the first decent rain since March 9th for most areas in what has b ...
 
March 5, 2013
Cooler weather, rain, mountain snow, on the way - posted 8:38 AM
A storm will bring a dramatic change from last weeks warm temperatures, and remind us the calendar says it's still winter. The strong high pressure ridge has moved east and a trough of low pre ...
 
January 21, 2013
Dry period set to end this weekend - posted 6:42 PM
An extended period of dry weather, which included an extended cold spell and the more recent warm weather, will end this upcoming weekend, with a weather pattern change followed by the arrival of ...
 
December 30, 2012
Funnel clouds sighted over Fallbrook, Murrieta during Sunday thunderstorms - posted 3:22 PM
As part of severe weather trailing a storm Sunday afternoon, National Weather Service spotters reported funnel clouds over Murrieta, Fallbrook and off of San Clemente. In Fallbrook, the funnel c ...
 
December 15, 2012
Storm totals: December 14th-15th, 2012 - posted 9:49 PM
Following the first major storm of the season, the follow-on, much weaker storm left up to a quarter of an inch of rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys, and more than a third of an in ...
 
Storm totals: December 12th-13th, 2012 - posted 3:08 PM
The first in a series of December storms was the strongest of the year by far, with almost two inches falling in some inland areas, far more than predicted only a day before the storm. Moreno Va ...
 
November 25, 2012
Storm totals: November 16th-18th, 2012 - posted 5:16 PM
A slow moving storm, the second of November, sent showery waves at Southern California November 16th-18th, leading to mostly small amounts of rainfall. Rainfall was widely variable. Simi Valley, ...
 
November 12, 2012
Offshore winds strongest in Simi Valley Monday; moderate in Inland Empire - posted 6:01 PM
Dry easterly and northeasterly winds dominated the wind flow pattern on Monday, as they often do in the fall months. This event is being considered a weak one. Simi Valley registered the top mar ...
 
Storm totals: November 8th-10th, 2012 - posted 4:26 PM
The third storm of the fall season crawled through the region late last week, leaving sporadic amounts of rain in its wake over a period of three days. Rain totals were widely variable, with the ...
 
November 4, 2012
Warm days through Tuesday, winter-like storm later this week - posted 7:47 PM
A warm November day Sunday was another reminder of this year's hot summer, despite six weeks of autumn already gone. And there's another couple of days like it before the weather pattern transiti ...
 
October 25, 2012
First strong Santa Anas on the way - posted 8:12 PM
Conditions are ripe for the first strong Santa Ana wind event of the season. The trough of low pressure responsible for the cool weather, light rain and drizzle early in the week has moved east ...
 
October 1, 2012
Unprecedented heat finally coming to an end - posted 4:35 PM
Be patient...cooler weather is coming! What may be the last big heat wave of the warm season is forecast to be ending after mid week. High temperatures today are running 100 degrees or above i ...
 
Temecula Weather Report Unavailable - posted 9:49 AM
The weather report for Temecula is unavailable.. We believe the problem is in a computer system, but will take some time to track down. We hope to have the problem corrected by Thursday. In th ...
 
September 16, 2012
Record hot days to come to a close - posted 11:44 AM
In a reversal of fortunes that sometimes occurs this time of year, Southern California's coastal areas got a record blast of triple-digit temperatures this weekend. Among the areas recording rec ...
 
September 10, 2012
What's that Smell? - posted 12:40 PM
WeatherCurrents received an inquiry from city officials in Riverside today concerning the source of strange odors across the area The South Coast Air Quality Monitoring District has issued an ...
 
Thunderstorms heavy in spots into Sunday evening; Monday may also be intense (updated) - posted 7:12 AM
As last night's thunderstorms wound down, forecasters are keeping their eyes on more clouds and moisture being funneled our way from a stubbornly anchored low in northwest Baja California. Conve ...
 
September 8, 2012
More monsoonal moisture means showers, thunderstorms this weekend - posted 10:28 AM
The weather is primed to deliver a warm, wet reminder that summer is still here and kicking this weekend. As of Saturday morning, moisture and instability were massing over the desert, and an up ...
 
September 4, 2012
August, 2012 was the hottest since at least the 90's - posted 9:01 PM
A protracted heat wave and active wave of monsoonal moisture combined to make this August the hottest we've recorded at WeatherCurrents. August, 2012 was the hottest on record for each and every ...
 
September 2, 2012
Storm totals: August 30th, 2012 - posted 10:54 AM
The latest round of monsoonal thunderstorms brought another round of thunder and lightning and scattered showers to Riverside County's inland valleys on Thursday, padding the summer season's tota ...
 
August 30, 2012
Thunderstorm activity in Hemet Wednesday morning; renewed chances Thursday - posted 6:02 AM
Early morning thunderstorms doused parts of Hemet Wednesday in the second straight day of monsoonal-related activity. WeatherCurrents' station in Hemet received 0.08" in the 11am hour Wednesday. ...
 
August 19, 2012
Downbursts and microbursts explained - posted 11:36 AM
Accompanying the thunderstorms of about a week ago, three microbursts (in Sun City, Northeast Temecula and in the Temecula Valley Wine Country) were among wild weather reported in Western Riversi ...
 
August 18, 2012
Friday thunderstorms lead to flooding in Lake Elsinore - posted 5:29 PM
Thunderstorm activity crawled up and down the mountains on Friday, and also reached across the Elsinore Convergence Zone, culminating in heavy rainfall and flooding in Lake Elsinore WeatherCurre ...
 
August 16, 2012
Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flash Flood Warning for Moreno Valley/San Bernardino - posted 3:16 PM
A Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warning is in effect for NW Riverside County and SW San Bernardino County until 4 pm. A severe thunderstorm is located near Loma Linda...moving northwest ...
 
Severe Thunderstorm Hits Buck Fire Base Camp - posted 2:59 PM
The National Weather Service is reporting that 60 mph winds from a severe thunderstorm struck the base camp for the Buck Fire Incident Command this afternoon. The winds hit at the Command Post ...
 
August 14, 2012
More Saturday microbursts caused damage in Sun City, Temecula Valley Wine Country - posted 6:49 AM
As part of this past weekend's wild weather, more damage was reported Monday in Sun City and in the Temecula Valley Wine Country, with microbursts the likely culprit in both cases. The microburs ...
 
August 12, 2012
Storm totals: August 11th, 2012 - posted 11:38 PM
Saturday's surge of monsoonal moisture led to scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout Southern California's inland valleys. Perris was hit the hardest, with pea-sized hail and 0.51" preci ...
 
Funnel cloud tracks west of Perris towards Lake Elsinore Sunday - posted 10:15 PM
Thunderstorms spawned a funnel cloud which may have made landfall Sunday afternoon. A funnel cloud, the predecessor of a tornado, appeared west of Perris, near the Good Hope area, and made its w ...
 
"Microburst" hits northeast Temecula Saturday - posted 4:40 PM
Yesterday's strong storms over the Temecula area prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning across the city. Little was reported in the way of strong winds, with ...
 
August 11, 2012
Scattered thunderstorms roaming the Inland Empire Saturday - posted 3:32 PM
Thunderclouds have penetrated west of the mountains and are making Saturday afternoon interesting as they selectively target inland valley communities. The National Weather Service has issued se ...
 
August 7, 2012
Strongest heat wave of year has begun - posted 7:09 AM
Temperatures soared Monday in Southern California' inland valleys in what is shaping up as the strongest heat wave of the year to date. And it's going to get even hotter. High pressure over the ...
 
July 31, 2012
Monsoon Rains bring local flooding - posted 10:46 AM
The strongest monsoon surge of the year has brought thunderstorms with frequent lightning and locally heavy rain, and flash flooding to the mountains of San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego ...
 
July 29, 2012
The Elsinore Convergence Zone - posted 7:47 PM
Meteorologists in this area are aware of a local weather effect in the Inland Empire called the Elsinore Convergence Zone. I thought WeatherCurrents' readers might be interested in what that is ...
 
July 22, 2012
Showers and thunderstorms this week... or just very warm? - posted 11:07 AM
Forecasters were holding hope that a storm system moving from the tropics would bring us monsoon thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. The weather system, called an "easterly wave", moves into Califo ...
 
July 17, 2012
Remnants of Hurricane Fabio to affect Southland - posted 10:19 AM
The Eastern Pacific is an active area for hurricanes in the summer and fall. The cold waters normally found offshore from Southern California and easterly winds in the tropics normally keep these ...
 
July 15, 2012
Weather respite on the way - posted 1:21 PM
Following a week of sweltering temperatures, humidity and finally, thunderstorms, Southern California is in for some short-lived relief. With the breakdown of high pressure that had been funneli ...
 
Storm totals: July 11th-12th, 2012 - posted 1:08 PM
The first monsoon storm of a just begun rain season led to rainfall amounts ranging from trace amounts to over a third of an inch in Southern California's inland valleys. Menifee recorded the mo ...
 
July 13, 2012
Summer rain totals across the area; Flash Flood Watch in effect for Inland Empire and mountains - posted 7:50 AM
Overnight showers were heavy at times, depositing the first rainfall of the young season in Southern California. By 7:30am Friday morning, rain totals were 0.36" in Beaumont's Cherry Valley, 0.3 ...
 
July 12, 2012
Thursday's light showers don't add up to measurable precipication - posted 10:39 PM
A couple of bands of light showers traveled westward across Southern California's inland valleys Thursday, generating raindrops but not anything measurable. Daytime conditions ended up being mos ...
 
July 8, 2012
First summer heat wave revving up for this week - posted 5:11 PM
That didn't take long. About two weeks after summer's official start, warm weather is about to turn to hot. High pressure over the four corners area is expanding westward over the next few days, ...
 
June 17, 2012
Sunday's hot inland temps not expected to continue - posted 8:45 PM
This past Sunday brought a hint of summer to Southern California's inland valleys, bringing the hottest temperatures in about three weeks to the area. Monday was only expected to offer minor coo ...
 
June 4, 2012
Some "June Gloom" and Strong Mountain Winds - posted 9:59 AM
Seems like the month just started and already the aptly-named "June Gloom" is here. Persistent low pressure is the cause. An area of low pressure is anchored up near the Washington/British Col ...
 
May 23, 2012
Big cooldown this week; light rain possible Friday - posted 7:36 AM
As temperatures fall rapidly from last weekend's hot weather, we're watching a low pressure system developing for this Friday. Some light showers are a possibility, depending on how much moistur ...
 
May 20, 2012
Sunday evening's annular solar eclipse - posted 12:18 PM
Sunday evening will feature an annular solar eclipse, the first over the continental United States since 1994. The moon's coverage over the sun is expected to peak at 76% this evening. The peak ...
 
May 17, 2012
New WeatherCurrents station to serve City of Riverside, Riverside F.D. - posted 8:36 AM
In partnership with the City of Riverside, and Riverside Fire Department, WeatherCurrents will install a new weather observation station in the city this upcoming weekend. The station, which w ...
 
May 7, 2012
A look at this week's weather - posted 8:38 PM
As we are in a transition season (Spring), often patterns will vary from day to day that almost look like a seasonal variation. That's what our week ahead will look like. The low pressure area ...
 
May 6, 2012
Super moon photos - posted 9:56 PM
A closer-than-usual full moon made for some picturesque scenes Saturday night. The "super moon", as it's called, occurs when the there's a full or new moon during the closest point in the moon's ...
 
April 26, 2012
Precipitation totals from NWS and WeatherCurrents - posted 12:29 PM
Rainfall from the passing storm system was a bit less than forecast, but still beneficial for the area. Here are some preliminary storm totals for the Inland Empire/Simi Valley, courtesy of th ...
 
April 24, 2012
Late Season storm on the way Wednesday night through Thursday morning - posted 8:15 PM
A storm developing over the Pacific is coming our way, and will bring a change to the weather over the next few days. Today's increasing high and middle clouds heralded the approach of the sto ...
 
Small quakes rattle area - posted 2:25 PM
3 small earthquakes rattled the community of Valle Vista, an unincorporated area of Riverside County just east of Hemet today. The strongest of the quakes is listed at a 3.4 magnitude on the Rich ...
 
Light rain and drizzle sprinkles the region Monday morning - posted 6:20 AM
The work week started with light rain and drizzle in many Southern California locations, thanks to a low pressure system surging north from Mexico. It also led to a relatively cool and cloudy sp ...
 
April 22, 2012
Summer-like temperatures dominate Friday, Saturday inland - posted 4:42 PM
The heat began receding Saturday evening and into Sunday, but Friday and Saturday featured some of the hottest temperatures of the year to date, especially inland. On Saturday, the first triple ...
 
Storm totals: April 13th-14th, 2012 - posted 3:58 PM
The second late season storm in a week added between a third of an inch to more than an inch of rainfall to seasonal totals that continue to lag behind normal. Rainfall was heavy at times across ...
 
April 17, 2012
First taste of hot weather coming for the Inland Empire - posted 11:47 AM
Warm temperatures early this week will get even warmer later this week as a high pressure ridge continues to build over the area. High temperatures this week will climb to the middle 90's in man ...
 
April 15, 2012
Storm totals: April 10th-11th, 2012 - posted 9:18 PM
The first storm of a wet spring week dropped up to an inch of rain on Southern California's inland areas, and some on the coast as well. The storm was particularly strong in the west, over in Si ...
 
April 13, 2012
Flood Advisory for Inland Empire - posted 2:30 PM
Heavy rain is moving across the Inland Empire...bringing the possibility of local flooding, especially to roadways and small streams. The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small ...
 
Heavy Storms moving into northern Inland Empire - posted 2:09 PM
Heavy storms are now moving across northern portions of the Inland Empire. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Orange County until 2:30 pm. Radar showed a ...
 
April 12, 2012
"Wintry" Spring Storm Headed for the Southland - posted 5:16 PM
The partly sunny skies seen this morning are quickly giving way to clouds late this afternoon as the second storm system this week approaches. Rain will begin to affect southern California lat ...
 
"Gustnado" damages a Hemet mobile home Wednesday - posted 3:54 PM
As part of Tuesday's storm, a funnel cloud, later classified a "gustnado", was reported in Southeast Hemet by a National Weather Service spotter. WeatherCurrents' Jim Purpura, at the request of ...
 
April 10, 2012
All weather station feeds back up; some issues remain - posted 9:27 PM
With Perris returning to service (with a few remaining issues), all WeatherCurrents stations were transmitting once again. Hemet and Beaumont had been out of service due to hard drive issues, an ...
 
April 8, 2012
Twin storms set to make this week wet - posted 8:28 PM
Warm weather this past weekend is about to go away, and will be replaced with a wet weather pattern that is predicted to last into next weekend. The first storm will travel across Southern Calif ...
 
Storm totals: March 31st-April 1st, 2012 - posted 8:10 PM
A weak system sent brief showers through Southern California overnight Sunday and Monday, bringing the last rainfall of March and the first rainfall of April. Totals were light, although the Che ...
 
April 7, 2012
Warm Easter weekend predicted - posted 8:17 AM
After a streak of below normal temperatures and a few storms to wrap up March, this year's Easter weekend is shaping up to be a warm one. High pressure aloft is the main weather feature over Sou ...
 
March 31, 2012
Final storm of March to blow in for a short stay - posted 2:27 PM
Only a few hundredths of an inch of rain, if any, are predicted from the final storm of the March. Saturday was generally a cloudy day, with wind kicking up in the afternoon, ahead of the incomi ...
 
March 27, 2012
Storm totals: March 25th-26th, 2012 - posted 9:11 PM
The second big storm of the month rolled through Southern California this past Sunday and Monday, but despite the rain, season rain totals remain stubbornly below normal. Depending on the locati ...
 
March Miracle ... or March Madness? - posted 1:43 PM
Not for Southern California, not this year, despite two significant storm systems over the past two weeks. But rounds of very heavy rain are forecast to continue well to our north, across Northe ...
 
March 21, 2012
First storm of Spring promises colder temps, some rain - posted 4:31 PM
Spring arrived on Monday, as we recovered (or dug out, depending where you were) from the last storm of the winter over the past weekend. High temperatures today have been running 15 to 20 degree ...
 
March 19, 2012
Storm totals: March 16th-19th, 2012 - posted 11:03 PM
The final storm of the winter season, and the first major one since February, was the most memorable of the year to date. The system, covering three days, was cold and windy, much like a January ...
 
March 18, 2012
Snow, sleet, or hail, what's the difference anyway? - posted 6:04 PM
We have had quite a few reports of hail in the Vail Ranch area of Temecula early this morning, and thanks to those who wrote in to WeatherCurrents and sent images. But some folks have told us th ...
 
More snow, graupel reported in the 2pm hour in inland areas - posted 4:52 PM
Sunday afternoon showers produced more snow and graupel below Southern California's mountain ranges. Graupel is actually soft hail, and is often mistaken for snow. It sometimes looks like snow o ...
 
Lots of rain, some hail, snow about 2,000 feet from weekend storm - posted 10:14 AM
A very cold weekend storm blew in Saturday, the strongest and last of the winter season, bringing heavy rain, some hail overnight, and snow above the 2,000 foot level in Southern California\'s in ...
 
March 15, 2012
Light snowfall a possibility in parts of Western Riverside County this weekend - posted 8:49 PM
This weekend's incoming storm will be bringing sharply colder temperatures over the weekend, bringing an abrupt end to a couple of cool but otherwise pleasant days. The National Weather Service ...
 
March 13, 2012
Cold winter storm packing rain, snow for this weekend - posted 9:01 AM
The most significant rainfall since November and potentially low snow levels look to be headed our way this weekend, in what will be this winter's final storm. Forecasters are watching a storm s ...
 
March 10, 2012
Clocks spring forward Sunday - posted 8:31 PM
It's not quite spring yet, but Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins Sunday morning at 2am in most of the United States and Canada. The last round of Daylight Saving Time ended about four months ago ...
 
March 9, 2012
One more mild day ahead... rain next weekend? - posted 7:22 PM
With almost all the WeatherCurrents stations seeing high temperatures in the upper 70's to low 80's Friday, and we're well into March, you'd want to start thinking the cold weather is over. Unfo ...
 
March 4, 2012
Warm and sunny weather to end abruptly - posted 3:36 PM
Warm days this weekend are giving a hint of spring, but don't expect them to continue. High pressure and offshore flow that have frequented the region this winter have led to very warm temperatu ...
 
Storm totals: February 27th-28th, 2012 - posted 2:31 PM
A cold Pacific storm rolled through Southern California last Monday and Tuesday, leaving the most significant rain of the month, some hail, and even snow down below 2,000 feet in some inland loca ...
 
February 27, 2012
Snow falls Monday night in Hemet, Beaumont - posted 9:12 PM
There are reports of snow down to the 1,800 foot level Monday evening along the San Jacinto Mountains, in the Valle Vista area of Hemet, and in the Cherry Valley area of Hemet. "It's snowing har ...
 
Hail falls in Temecula and Fallbrook Monday as part of windy, cold storm - posted 5:47 PM
As a cold winter storm arrived in full force Monday afternoon, hail was reported in the Central Temecula area and likely fell in other inland locations. The pea-sized hail was mixed with a heavy ...
 
February 24, 2012
Cooler and windy this weekend ... and (a bit of) rain Monday - posted 4:52 PM
Our great winter weather is drawing to a close as the weekend begins. The high pressure ridge responsible for several days of near 80 degree weather in many inland locations in Southern Californi ...
 
February 20, 2012
Continued dry... any chances for a "March Miracle"? - posted 10:54 AM
Although Sunday's drizzle and low clouds were encouraging signs, they were only a brief tease for Southern California in what has been a dry winter. None of WeatherCurrents' 17 stations reported ...
 
February 19, 2012
Storm totals: February 15th-16th, 2012 - posted 4:39 PM
A cold winter storm left the first significant rain totals for February this past Wednesday in Southern California. The third storm of the week was clearly the strongest, with rain totals betwee ...
 
February 12, 2012
Weekend rain totals sporadic; more Monday and Tuesday - posted 9:17 PM
A weekend storm brought clouds and wind but not much rain to Southern California's inland valleys. Most of WeatherCurrents' 17 locations had nothing measurable to report, in fact. The exceptions ...
 
February 10, 2012
Warm weather comes to an end, some rain on the way - posted 8:32 AM
After a spectacular day reminding us of spring weather to come, the strong high pressure ridge responsible is beginning to weaken, as a couple of storms approach. Yesterday's high of 84 degre ...
 
February 7, 2012
New radar system weathers first storm admirably - posted 10:13 PM
Tuesday evening's rainfall has unfortunately been meager as forecast across much of the area. However, for meteorologists, and the weather enthusiasts among us, it marks a first for Southern Cal ...
 
February 6, 2012
First February rain inbound Tuesday - posted 7:26 AM
The first storm of the month, and only the third of 2012, is setting up to send some light rain and showers to Southern California's inland valleys on Tuesday. High pressure is breaking down, an ...
 
February 1, 2012
January dry inland; February too? - posted 9:18 AM
January, as predicted, turned out to be another disappointing month for those who like to see rain and mountain snow. For the sunshine buffs it was a winner, with many sunny days and clear nights ...
 
January 24, 2012
Storm totals: January 23rd-24th, 2012 - posted 11:19 AM
The second storm in the past week was much like the first, dropping between a tenth and 0.64" of rain in Southern California's inland valleys. Light rain began falling early Monday morning, and ...
 
January 23, 2012
Second storm will still leave rainfall well under normal - posted 7:26 AM
Seasonal rainfall totals have languished in the past couple of months in Southern California's inland valleys, and the most recent storm, due Monday, won't make much of a dent in that deficit. F ...
 
January 22, 2012
Storm totals: January 21st, 2012 - posted 12:20 PM
The second storm of what has been a dry January reached southwards and dumped widely variable rainfall on Southern California's inland valleys Saturday. The storm was fast-moving, with most of t ...
 
January 19, 2012
Rainy... or just "drippy" this weekend? - posted 8:25 AM
A strong ridge that has been keeping us dry, for the most part, since December has started to retreat southward. In its place, a strong Pacific jet stream has allowed an "Atmospheric River" of ve ...
 
January 16, 2012
Storm totals: January 15th-16th, 2012 (updated) - posted 11:15 PM
Scattered showers from a cutoff low led to the first rainfall of the new year in Southern California's inland valleys over the weekend. Rainfall totals varied, as always, with totals ranging fro ...
 
January 14, 2012
First rain of the year on tap Sunday and Monday - posted 3:18 PM
A low pressure area which has been parked off the coast west of San Diego the past few days will begin move onshore this weekend. As it does, it will yank some moisture northward and bring a chan ...
 
January 10, 2012
San Bernardino "rain" a case of the shakes - posted 7:32 AM
Those who follow WeatherCurrents closely, and the San Bernardino WeatherCurrents station in particular, may have noticed that 1.52 inches of rain was reported at one point this past Sunday mornin ...
 
January 6, 2012
Inside Slider signals a windy Sunday - posted 1:06 PM
Get ready for more dry, cool offshore winds this weekend, as January continues to look like this past December. A cold high pressure area will move into the Great Basin region by the end of the ...
 
January 4, 2012
Riverside warmest in the nation Monday and Tuesday; warm weather through Thursday - posted 6:55 AM
A couple of locations in Riverside were the hottest in the nation Monday and Tuesday, as Southern California's inland valleys remained in a winter warm wave. The National Weather Service reporte ...
 
January 1, 2012
On a warm New Year's Day, Temecula the warmest in the nation - posted 10:11 PM
2012 was greeted with warm temperatures in Southern California's inland valleys, including the warm spot in the nation: Temecula. Data from WeatherCurrents' Temecula station, like 14 others in t ...
 
December 31, 2011
Top inland valley weather events of 2011 - posted 1:40 PM
In what turned out to be a very interesting weather year in Southern California's inland valleys, we were cooler than normal for the second year in a row, La Nina made two appearances, there were ...
 
December 26, 2011
Fair and mild for at least a week - posted 12:49 PM
A dry week is ahead for the last week of December, with no rain predicted until at least the first week of the new year. The latest forecasts have temperatures running generally in the 70's this ...
 
December 21, 2011
More gusty northeast winds coming Thursday, Friday - posted 2:00 PM
Following last Friday's wind blast through Southern California's inland valleys, surface level high pressure is poised to make conditions problematic again. Current forecasts are calling for win ...
 
December 20, 2011
Christmas: Mild, breezy? - posted 8:15 AM
The storm system that brought our light rain to the coast and some inland valley areas is moving into the Baja and away from southern California. However a cold trough of low pressure moving thro ...
 
December 19, 2011
Weekend wrap up: more scattered showers - posted 6:55 AM
Scattered showers and unsettled weather continued Saturday and Sunday as a low pressure system that let loose most of its moisture Thursday and Friday hung around to the south. Additional rainfa ...
 
December 18, 2011
Web site maintenance scheduled Sunday night - posted 3:28 PM
The WeatherCurrents web site will be unavailable for a short time Sunday night while we perform necessary maintenance. The maintenance will take place between 10pm and midnight, and will involve ...
 
December 16, 2011
Wind storm hits San Jacinto Valley; blowing dust, power outages and downed trees reported - posted 8:13 PM
An inside slider sent dry winds of more than 50 mph through Hemet and San Jacinto Friday afternoon, resulting in a damaging dust storm in the San Jacinto Valley. Gusts began to pick up in the af ...
 
Storm totals: December 15th-16th, 2011 - posted 11:28 AM
The latest inside slider storm generated scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday night into early Friday morning in Southern California's inland valleys, leading to rainfall totals from zero ...
 
December 13, 2011
Storm totals: December 11th-12th, 2011 - posted 5:22 PM
A moderate storm, the first of a normally wet December, brought up to an inch of welcome rain, and inches of mountain snow, before traveling into northern Baja Tuesday night. Only a few light sho ...
 
December 9, 2011
Winter storms headed for the Southland - posted 1:47 PM
It looks like southern California weather is about to see a pattern shift for the next one to two weeks...from a cool, dry pattern to a stormy, cool, wet one. The winds aloft are beginning to ...
 
December 6, 2011
Frost advisory for Wednesday morning - posted 9:56 PM
Another night of freezing temperatures is predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, along with a frost advisory. A series of low pressure systems to the east has left clear, dry conditi ...
 
December 5, 2011
Gusty offshore winds today through Wednesday - posted 8:07 AM
An area of cold high pressure is located at the surface over the Great Basin. North and northeast winds aloft on the back side of a trough of low pressure are helping to push this cold air into s ...
 
December 4, 2011
Frost advisory for Monday morning - posted 9:43 PM
A second night of freezing temperatures is predicted to lead to frost in wind-sheltered areas on Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Monday morning. A h ...
 
Dry air leads to freezing temperatures; coldest morning since February - posted 1:53 PM
Sunday morning was the coldest in many months in Southern California's inland valleys, especially in Southwest Riverside County. Temperatures at some WeatherCurrents locations fell into the 20's. ...
 
November 30, 2011
High Wind Warning for Northern Inland Empire - posted 9:51 AM
A significant Santa Ana wind event continues to develop for the Inland Empire, especially the northern portions. This will be the strongest event of the season to date, and possibly the strongest ...
 
November 29, 2011
Inside Slider means wind woes for the Inland Empire Thursday - posted 10:45 AM
The first significant Santa Ana wind event of the fall season, and possibly the strongest event in several years, is expected to develop across the Inland Empire. A storm system is forecast to t ...
 
November 28, 2011
Cold, windy storm to affect region Thursday/Friday - posted 8:41 AM
After several days of near-record temperatures in the 70s and 80s, an abrupt end to the warm weather is forecast at the end of the week The storm system type is named an "inside slider" by forec ...
 
November 25, 2011
A few days of warm and dry - posted 11:02 AM
A Thanksgiving Day storm passed by with no measurable rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys, and weather has quickly transformed to sunny skies today. High pressure aloft and surface ...
 
November 22, 2011
Changes ahead for Thanksgiving weekend - posted 10:58 AM
After temperatures rebound from the cool, rainy weekend, rain will be back for Thanksgiving. The next in a series of storms will move toward southern California. Right now, the computer forecast ...
 
November 21, 2011
Storm totals: November 20th-21st, 2011 (updated) - posted 6:30 AM
The strongest storm of the season to date exceeded predictions Sunday and dumped between a half and an inch and three quarters of rainfall on Southern California's inland valleys. The storm was ...
 
November 19, 2011
Saturday leaves just a few raindrops; Wet Sunday afternoon and evening ahead - posted 3:46 PM
The first of two storms passed with just some raindrops and gusty winds on Saturday. The second, stronger storm is right behind it, and should arrive by Sunday afternoon. That one is sliding dow ...
 
November 17, 2011
Ocean Discovery Institute wins Presidential Award; WeatherCurrents to donate weather station - posted 1:06 PM
The Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI), located in San Diego, will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The Ocean Discovery Institute ha ...
 
November 14, 2011
Nice week ahead, rain for the weekend (again) - posted 7:47 AM
There will be fog and low clouds in some areas the next few mornings, but the clouds will rapidly give way to sunny skies. Temperatures will warm to the upper 60s to lower 70s through Thursday. ...
 
November 13, 2011
Storm totals: November 11th-13th, 2011 - posted 11:26 AM
Southern California caught one side of a storm that slid down the west coast this week, with most of it going into Mexico. Rain totals were widely variable across Southern California's inland val ...
 
November 10, 2011
Update: Saturday's storm is sliding south; may miss Southern California - posted 7:37 AM
What had all the makings of a wet, early-season weekend storm has now been cast in doubt by the latest forecast models. Over the past day, disagreement in three forecast models used primarily to ...
 
November 9, 2011
Wind advisory for the Banning Pass - posted 8:32 AM
Winds began to blow across portions of the Banning Pass overnight Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for that area through Thursday afternoon. Winds have bee ...
 
November 8, 2011
First big storm of season inbound: Heaviest rain since last winter forecast - posted 6:35 PM
A slow moving storm system will affect southern California on the weekend, bringing the heaviest rain since February across the Inland Empire and north San Diego County. The moisture will str ...
 
WeatherCurrents in the news: Monday, November 7th, 2011 - posted 4:02 PM
We got a couple of mentions in the press this morning. The first story is about La Nina conditions, which have re-appeared in the equatorial Pacific. Last year was the wettest La Nina year on re ...
 
November 7, 2011
Storm totals: November 6th-7th, 2011 - posted 7:30 AM
The second of two storms resulted in another rainy day on Sunday, leaving between 0.15" and 0.61" inches of rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys. The storm started with a band of lig ...
 
November 6, 2011
Stormy weather for Sunday in inland valleys - posted 8:48 AM
After a brief, cool Saturday respite, a second storm is beginning to arrive in Southern California's inland valleys Sunday. Like Friday's storm, this one is a cold front from the northwest, but ...
 
November 5, 2011
Storm totals: November 4th-5th, 2011 - posted 7:07 PM
The rain season is off to an early start this autumn, with a winter-like storm dropping between a third and an inch of rain in Southern California's inland valleys. Rainfall was mostly light to ...
 
November 3, 2011
Cold winter-like storm a comin' - posted 7:25 AM
Following a brief bout of dry Santa Ana winds, a couple of storms should lead to rain and showers Thursday night and Friday, and again on Sunday. Friday's cold front is a classic example of the ...
 
November 2, 2011
Santa Ana Winds peak in the Inland Empire, Santa Ana Montains - posted 10:49 AM
Santa Ana winds arrived early this morning across the northern portions of the Inland Empire and the Santa Ana Mountains . Some isolated gusts of 50 to 60 mph were reported, mostly in favored are ...
 
November 1, 2011
Increasing winds and fire danger Wednesday - posted 8:41 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch and a High Wind Warning for Wednesday across all of the Inland Empire, as well as the nearby San Jacinto Mountains. Cold air will be ...
 
October 27, 2011
Red Flag Warnings cancelled. - posted 2:26 PM
The National Weather Service has cancelled the Red Flag warning for the Inland Empire. Highest gusts this morning that were observed is 44 mph at Fremont Canyon, a notoriously windy spot in the ...
 
Red Flag Warning in effect for Inland Empire - posted 9:24 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning through 2 pm this afternoon Monday for the Inland Empire. This mean gusty Santa Ana winds and relative humidities at or below 10 percent ...
 
October 23, 2011
Showers might greet Monday morning commuters - posted 7:56 PM
Unstable moisture from off the coast Mexico, unusual for this late in the season, could make for a wet Monday in coastal and inland Southern California. A couple of low pressure systems are inte ...
 
October 19, 2011
Wednesday morning fog could be locally dense - posted 6:32 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory through 10am Wednesday morning for some of Southern California's inland valleys, which could make for dangerous driving conditions. A ...
 
October 15, 2011
Mid-October heat blast - posted 1:44 PM
Strong high pressure led to triple-digit heat this past week in Southern California's inland valleys, something that isn't unusual, but was last seen three years ago, in 2008. Wednesday and Thur ...
 
October 9, 2011
Santa Ana winds coming Tuesday night through Thursday...fire risk? - posted 2:39 PM
Weak high pressure has given the Inland Empire a quick rebound from the middle of last week, when very cool temperature and widespread rain moved across the Inland Empire and the slopes of the Sa ...
 
October 5, 2011
Wednesday Storm Update at 2:30 pm - posted 2:34 PM
NWS radar shows rain continuing across the entire Inland Empire at 2:30 pm. The heaviest rainfall extends from the Santa Ana Mountains north of Mission Viejo across the area from Wrightwood...Ont ...
 
October 4, 2011
Storm Update for Tuesday - posted 5:16 PM
The strong fall storm is beginning to target the Inland Empire. Showers have fallen in most areas, with the following totals through 3:30 pm in the WeatherCurrents network... Lake Elsinore 0.2 ...
 
October 2, 2011
First Pacific Storms of the Season Inbound This Week. - posted 11:04 AM
The first significant storm system is heading toward southern California. The next weather maker is a developing system that will move down the coast beginning Tuesday and give us a first taste ...
 
September 23, 2011
First day of Fall brings a variety of weather - posted 9:41 AM
Fall officially began at 2:04 am this Friday morning, but many typical summer weather patterns are still lingering. You've probably noticed the longer nights being a bit cooler, even when the ...
 
September 15, 2011
Computer down in Moreno Valley - posted 6:40 AM
The computer that normally sends data from the weather station there to the WeatherCurrents web server has developed some problems this week. As a result, weather data from Moreno Valley is not ...
 
September 13, 2011
Severe thunderstorms east of Temecula - posted 4:03 PM
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect until 4:15 pm for the area just east of Agunga to Cahuilla to Anza. The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of quarter size hail, ...
 
Severe thunderstorms across the Inland Empire! - posted 3:11 PM
A severe thunderstorm has built rapidly near Perris. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 3:45 pm. Expect hail up to quarter size. The storm is building to the south along the Elsi ...
 
September 11, 2011
Yesterday's showers and thunderstorms strike Orange County, Ventura County, upper deserts - posted 11:52 AM
An unusual round of upper level subtropical moisture drawn into Southern California by low pressure resulted in rainfall in the northern areas, and also in Orange County, even while low clouds an ...
 
September 10, 2011
Thunderstorms ... and a hint of Fall ahead this weekend? - posted 11:10 AM
An area of low pressure near Point Conception will remain there much of this weekend. This will lead to sharply cooler temperatures, with some places ten to fifteen degrees below normal for this ...
 
September 8, 2011
Massive power outage takes Fallbrook station offline - posted 9:46 PM
A massive power grid failure affecting the San Diego region took WeatherCurrents' Fallbrook weather station offline Thursday afternoon. The Fallbrook weather station transmitted its final update ...
 
September 7, 2011
What happened to the Forecast Sunday Night and Monday? - posted 8:11 PM
You may have seen the Temecula forecast for Sunday night and Labor Day... Tonight: Mostly clear and breezy in the evening, becoming partly cloudy, low around 65 degrees F. Labor Day: Partly c ...
 
September 5, 2011
Labor Day thunderstorms bring scattered rainfall - posted 9:22 AM
Monday morning brought measurable rain in many inland locations, as thunderstorms pushed west past the mountains overnight. By mid-morning, clouds had spread across Southern California's inland ...
 
August 31, 2011
More heat, humidity forecast for Labor Day Weekend - posted 9:44 PM
Following a muggy weekend that featured the hottest days of 2011 to date, mother nature is poised to deliver another round of triple digit heat and monsoonal moisture for the upcoming Labor Day w ...
 
August 28, 2011
Flash Flood Warning for Riverside and San Bernardino County - posted 4:01 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for a portion of Riverside County until 5:30 PM Sunday. NWS Doppler Radar indicated the potential for flash flooding from an area ...
 
August 26, 2011
Strong Storms, with heavy rain and hail moving into Riverside County - posted 3:16 PM
As of 315 pm Friday... An area of strong storms is moving off the Palomar Mountains into Riverside County. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory until 5 pm for these storms. ...
 
August 23, 2011
Heat Wave Dead Ahead - posted 9:15 AM
Temperatures are rising this week in what will be the hottest weather since the first week of July in Southern California's inland valleys. Current predictions are for a multi-day warmup, peakin ...
 
August 21, 2011
Why has this summer been cooler than usual? - posted 3:36 PM
Past the middle part of the summer season, with only minor heat waves to date, 2011 stubbornly remains below normal. "The dome of high pressure that's been over the great plains for much of this ...
 
August 14, 2011
This week: warmer inland - posted 10:24 PM
Following the first half of August, which has run slightly under normal, this coming week will feature slightly above normal heat in Southern California's inland valleys. High pressure has been ...
 
August 6, 2011
Outlook: August probably cooler than normal - posted 12:38 PM
It's been a while since we've had a warmer than normal month in Southern California's inland valleys, and based on the latest outlooks from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, that streak is likely ...
 
August 1, 2011
Strong Storms Northeast LA County... - posted 4:51 PM
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY UNTIL 515 PM PDT... AT 443 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 11 MILES NOR ...
 
Flash Flood Warning in effect for Mountains! - posted 3:22 PM
Flash Flood Warnings are now in effect for the mountain areas in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The greatest risk of flash flooding in Riverside County is in the San Jacinto and Santa Ro ...
 
Storm totals: July 31st, 2011 - posted 8:33 AM
It was the second round of monsoonal storms to send rainfall down on Southern California's inland valleys this summer, but Sunday's thunderstorms produced the first widespread precipitation of th ...
 
July 31, 2011
Morning thunderstorms dump over a third of an inch - posted 11:15 AM
Numerous thunderstorms developed overnight and made for a very busy morning in Southern California's inland valleys, with the first significant rain of the summer falling. Scattered showers and ...
 
July 30, 2011
Apple Valley Storm Report 1:39 PM - posted 1:50 PM
NWS spotters indicate a wind gust to 60 MPH at Apple Valley at 1:39 pm. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect.
 
Warnings in effect for LA and SB County Mountains 2:30 pm - posted 1:09 PM
A Flood Advisory is in effect for the Antelope Valley until 4:30 pm Numerous Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for the San Bernardino High Desert area from Victorville ...
 
Severe Thunderstorms in High Desert!! - posted 1:04 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... WEST CENTRAL SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...HES ...
 
Storm Update for Apple and Lucerne Valleys in San Bernardino - posted 12:59 PM
SHORT TERM FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA 1251 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2011 CAZ060-302200- APPLE AND LUCERNE VALLEYS- 1251 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2011 .NOW... THUNDERSTORMS WILL B ...
 
NWS Flash Flood Warning update for San Bernardino County Mountains - posted 12:45 PM
...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM PDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY... AT 106 PM PDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE HEAVY RAIN ...
 
Storm Update From NWS Oxnard Saturday 12:39 PM - posted 12:08 PM
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE- INCLUDING...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG 1228 PM PDT SAT JUL 30 2011 .NOW... TWO MODERATE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO SLOWLY ...
 
Flash Flood Watches in effect Saturday - posted 11:55 AM
The National Weather Service offices in San Diego and La/Oxnard have issued Flash Flood Watches for the mountain areas. Slow moving thunderstorms will develop in the very moist air, most likely i ...
 
July 28, 2011
Could Tropical Storm Don be a drought buster for Texas? - posted 4:57 PM
One of the big weather stories for Thursday is Tropical Storm Don and its effects on the epic drought in Texas. According to the National Weather Service, Don now looks on target to make landfall ...
 
July 25, 2011
Cooler and drier weather to mark mid-week - posted 10:02 PM
Another round of low pressure along the west coast will lead to a cooler middle of the week in Southern California's inland valleys, pushing monsoonal moisture south for a few days and vanquishin ...
 
July 24, 2011
Eagle Fire in Northern San Diego County exceeds 10,000 acres - posted 11:34 AM
The Eagle Fire, burning east of Warner Springs in a remote area of San Diego County, has continued to grow. As of 10 am Sunday morning the fire is just a bit larger than 10,000 acres and is only ...
 
Forecast Update for Sunday July 24: Mountain and desert thunderstorms - posted 11:23 AM
Update as of 11:25 am A surge of monsoonal moisture is heading from the Gulf of California into Imperial County, eastern San Diego and eastern Riverside Counties this morning. This morning's vis ...
 
July 22, 2011
Meteorologist Jim Purpura joins WeatherCurrents! - posted 3:36 PM
Hello to all the fans of WeatherCurrents. My name is Jim Purpura. I am a Temecula resident, and have just joined John Toman on WeatherCurrents.com as a Consulting Meteorologist. I will be contr ...
 
July 17, 2011
Almost normal summer week ahead - posted 1:34 PM
With the weather see-sawing between cooler than normal and hot so far this summer, the next week offers an almost normal experience in Southern California's inland valleys, according to the lates ...
 
July 16, 2011
"Adventures in weather" talk, part II video and audio online - posted 2:03 PM
This past Tuesday, John Toman, the founder of WeatherCurrents, continued a talk on his experiences in the last decade. The talk was at the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday morning, ...
 
July 11, 2011
Welcome Jurupa Valley, the newest WeatherCurrents community - posted 8:46 PM
With the official launch of the Jurupa Valley weather station, the Inland Empire and WeatherCurrents gain another community weather site and local resource. WeatherCurrents' network of sixteen ...
 
Heat takes a vacation - posted 12:16 AM
Well, it will though at least Friday in Southern California's inland valleys. Following a week of subtropical moisture, sticky heat, and isolated thunderstorms, the current forecast calls for a c ...
 
July 6, 2011
Rolling through; another day of thunderstorms - posted 7:08 PM
Lightning and thunder were on display Wednesday afternoon as another thunderstorm series rolled through Southern California's inland valleys. Of WeatherCurrents' 14 stations in the area, only Pe ...
 
July 4, 2011
Thunderstorms bring July 4th rain, wind and sprinkles (updated) - posted 6:32 PM
Despite a few thunderclouds drifting west of the mountains on Monday, little if any measurable rainfall was recorded at WeatherCurrents' fifteen stations in Southern California's inland valleys. ...
 
July 3, 2011
Retrospective: June starts mild, ends warm - posted 2:21 PM
Capping the end to what has been a wet winter and spring, weather in the month of June in Southern California's inland valleys was cooler and slightly wetter than normal. The month began mild an ...
 
July 2, 2011
Friday and Saturday sizzle under highest heat of year - posted 6:17 PM
Summer has wasted no time asserting itself, as a heat wave sent many inland communities over the triple digit mark Friday and Saturday. Wildomar's Saturday mark of 107°F was the hottest of ...
 
Inland valley areas, WeatherCurrents gain decorated meteorologist - posted 5:49 PM
WeatherCurrents welcomes Jim Purpura, formerly Meteorologist-In-Charge at the National Weather Services' San Diego Weather Forecast Office, to its community-oriented weather network in Southern C ...
 
June 28, 2011
It could be the Salton Sea's fault - posted 9:41 PM
A new scientific study, examining the fault structure of the southern San Andreas fault zone, has found that recent human regulation of the Colorado River may have delayed a major earthquake alon ...
 
June 27, 2011
A few degrees dip for us; out-of-season storm to the north - posted 12:44 PM
The wettest La Nina rain season on record is all but behind us, but to the north, they're not done just yet. On Wednesday and Thursday, the inland valleys of Southern California will see warm te ...
 
June 24, 2011
Calendar and weather match up for the weekend - posted 8:42 PM
Following a week where a few inland communities broke triple digits for the first time this year, the weekend ahead is looking normal for late June. That means some morning low clouds and fog in ...
 
June 21, 2011
Beat the heat, check the backseat - posted 8:28 PM
Five children tragically died after being left in hot cars in just the past week, according to the Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University, bringing this year's total in the Uni ...
 
Tuesday's low Menifee temperature readings an equipment issue; repairs Tuesday night - posted 5:53 PM
The Menifee weather station was suffering from an equipment problem Tuesday. Although the cause was unknown, the equipment was reading several degrees below normal on Tuesday. Monday's readings ...
 
June 20, 2011
Triple digit heat makes late June entrance; more on way - posted 5:44 PM
Hot weather has been non-existent all spring in Southern California's inland valleys, but made an entrance Monday on the season's final full day. With summer just a day away, Lake Elsinore regis ...
 
June 19, 2011
"Adventures in weather" talk video, audio and slides online - posted 11:15 AM
The video and audio version of John Toman's talk on the WeatherCurrents story last week for the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club is online for those that would like to view and listen to it. The vid ...
 
June 18, 2011
Deciding between spring and summer - posted 1:23 PM
As the spring season wanes, mother nature is having trouble deciding which season it ought to be. Southern California's inland valleys, normally warm and dry by this time of year, are instead be ...
 
June 8, 2011
WeatherCurrents founder to speak at Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club Meeting - posted 9:55 PM
John C. Toman, WeatherCurrents founder, owner, operator, and editor will be giving a talk early next Tuesday morning, June 14th, at the weekly meeting of the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club. The pr ...
 
June 6, 2011
Rare June rainfall makes for a wet morning - posted 11:51 AM
It's been about two years since the last June storm. Although a low pressure system was mainly to the north, scattered showers brought some significant rainfall to Southern California's inland v ...
 
June 5, 2011
Outlook: June near normal - posted 3:59 PM
Although the first week of June has mirrored the cooler-than-normal trend we've seen for a while in Southern California's inland valleys, the outlook for the rest of the month, according to NOAA' ...
 
June 1, 2011
Southerly jet stream yields cool, blustery May - posted 11:04 PM
Did it seem as if a new system was arriving each weekend this past month? That's because it was. The main culprit of the cooler, windier than normal weather we experienced over the last month in ...
 
May 29, 2011
Sunday's light showers pad May totals in western inland valleys - posted 10:54 PM
Yet another late season storm sprinkled the inland valleys with some rainfall on Sunday morning. The latest disturbance left measurable rainfall in Temecula (0.13"), Fallbrook (0.13"), De Luz (0 ...
 
May 27, 2011
Hot summer ahead? - posted 9:16 PM
Remember the summer that wasn't from last year? According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, the cooler than normal temperatures of 2010 aren't likely to repeat in Southern California's inland ...
 
May 22, 2011
Latest bout of weather to again mix drizzle, gusty winds - posted 8:44 PM
The latest in a long series of late-season systems had arrived Sunday, bringing with it deep marine layer, patchy drizzle, and gusty winds. Wind gusts reached over 20 mph Sunday evening in Murri ...
 
Storm totals: May 17th-18th, 2011 - posted 7:11 PM
Unsettled weather in the wake of a wet rain season continued into the middle of May. May's second batch of rainfall in the inland valleys of Southern California led to moderate results, and put m ...
 
May 18, 2011
Showers to taper off Wednesday morning; isolated by this afternoon - posted 7:50 AM
Isolated light showers later this afternoon will be all that's left of a couple of fronts, the last of which is rolling through the region early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service s ...
 
May 17, 2011
Two rounds of showers for Tuesday and Wednesday; late season snow predicted in the mountains - posted 7:54 AM
A cold, late season storm is poised to bring a couple of rounds of showers to Southern California's inland valleys Tuesday and Wednesday, along with gusty winds, cloudy skies and much cooler than ...
 
May 16, 2011
Perris station down this week - posted 7:35 AM
An electrical problem brought down the Perris weather station on Sunday, frying the internet router on the site. We'll be replacing the router sometime this week, which will restore service from ...
 
Weekend rain totals; more on way - posted 7:30 AM
The second cool, gusty weekend in a row featured some light rain in Southern California's inland valleys. Some communities just received raindrops but not enough to measure, but others recorded ...
 
May 9, 2011
Some light rain and gusty winds (updated) - posted 12:20 PM
The arrival of a low pressure trough this past weekend in the inland valleys drove temperatures down, filled the skies with clouds, and led to some light rain and gusty southwest winds. As of no ...
 
May 7, 2011
Light rain or drizzle for Mother's Day - posted 8:38 PM
Expanding low pressure over the Great Basin area will deliver clouds, lower temperatures, gusty winds and perhaps some light rain or drizzle Sunday through Monday morning. Drizzle or light rain ...
 
May 4, 2011
Outlook: May likely to be warmer than normal - posted 7:51 AM
The month of May has started with some very warm temperatures, and that could be a hint of what may be in store for the rest of the month in Southern California's inland valleys. The latest pred ...
 
May 2, 2011
Winds waning; heat revving up through Wednesday - posted 10:58 PM
With a three-day round of offshore winds winding down Monday, a heat wave is set to give Southern California's inland valleys a summer preview through the middle of the week. Peak wind gusts Mon ...
 
April 23, 2011
Light showers and drizzle possible Saturday night into Easter - posted 2:21 PM
Overnight showers and drizzle are possible tonight and Sunday morning in Southern California's inland valleys, as a moist system enters the region from the northwest. A band of moist clouds was ...
 
April 18, 2011
'May Gray' shows up early, and will stay a while - posted 1:25 PM
After a warm few days, deep marine layer has settled into the region, and it won't be leaving anytime soon. A series of low pressure systems this week will keep the marine layer more robust than ...
 
April 11, 2011
Storm totals: April 6th-9th, 2011 - posted 9:51 PM
A pair of storms, one very weak and the other cold and very much like a winter storm, led to the first rainfall of April in the inland valleys of Southern California. The storms followed a wet Ma ...
 
April 9, 2011
Storm ends with frosty morning, snow in Beaumont - posted 11:17 PM
As a slow-moving storm departed the region Saturday morning, the cold air mass left behind produced something unusual for an April morning in the inland valleys: frost. Frost was present in many ...
 
April 2, 2011
Heat to end for a while - posted 6:13 PM
March's finish and April's entrance was a preview of summer weather to come in the inland valleys of Southern California, producing temperatures into the 90's Thursday and Friday. It's early spr ...
 
March 28, 2011
Final storm of March slightly pads month totals (updated) - posted 9:20 PM
The last storm of the month didn't amount to much as it passed through Southern California's inland valleys Sunday, leaving only up to 0.05" of rainfall. Many of the 15 WeatherCurrents communiti ...
 
March 25, 2011
Storm totals: March 25th, 2011 (updated) - posted 8:50 PM
The third storm of the week arrived Friday morning in the inland valleys and left by the middle of afternoon. Showers didn't start until after midnight, and several around affected the northern ...
 
WeatherCurrents in the news: Friday, March 25, 2011 - posted 12:07 PM
The new San Bernardino station and community site was featured today in an article Thursday in The San Bernardino Sun. We'd like to thank our friends at the Sun, especially Josh Dulaney, for he ...
 
March 24, 2011
Another two storms through the weekend - posted 4:53 PM
Spring is off to a wet start. The third storm of the week was on approach Thursday afternoon, getting ready to deliver what is predicted to be a quarter to a half of an inch of rain through Frida ...
 
Storm totals: March 23rd-24th, 2011 (updated) - posted 1:41 PM
A fast-moving storm, the second of a young spring, blew through the region Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Two more storms are due before the unsettled weather lifts early next week. ...
 
March 23, 2011
More rain on the way: Wednesday evening, again Thursday night, again Saturday night ... - posted 12:30 AM
Another couple of storms are set to pile on to what has become a wet end of the month. The jet stream is still churning through our area and directing systems into Southern California. The patter ...
 
March 22, 2011
Storm totals: March 20th-22nd, 2011 - posted 11:37 PM
The first storm of the spring was cold, blustery and winter-like and left up to two inches of rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys. It was also the first major storm of March, follow ...
 
March 21, 2011
Hail falls in San Jacinto, Valle Vista and Moreno Valley - posted 9:15 PM
Among the other weather happenings over the past couple of days, a good amount of hail has fallen Monday evening in the Valle Vista and San Jacinto areas of the valley. The hail was pea-sized, a ...
 
March 20, 2011
Perris station internet feed down - posted 4:58 PM
We have word this afternoon that a phone line issue has taken down the feed from the Perris weather station. The problem is being worked on. There's a manual rain gauge backup at the Perris loca ...
 
March 19, 2011
Last rain of the winter barely registers - posted 11:47 PM
The first part of a storm straddling winter and spring swept through the inland valleys of Southern California Saturday morning, leaving rainfall of a twentieth of an inch or less. Most inland l ...
 
March 18, 2011
Spring will start with rain - posted 6:16 PM
A two-pronged storm this weekend will leave up to an inch and a half of rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys, transforming what's been a dry March into something of a normal one, at l ...
 
March 13, 2011
Showers a possibility for next weekend - posted 5:54 PM
Spring-like conditions, including mild, seasonal temperatures are set to continue through much of the next week in Southern California's inland valleys, with a cooling trend beginning Thursday an ...
 
March 12, 2011
Spring ahead - Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday - posted 7:38 PM
Time to move those clocks ahead one hour; Daylight Saving Time is nearly here for 2011. This year, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. and Canada begins on Sunday, March 13th, at 2am. We'll give th ...
 
March 8, 2011
Storm totals: March 6th-7th, 2011 - posted 7:58 PM
March storms have been stingy in recent years, and the first storm of the young month was no exception. Scattered showers fell in the inland valleys, and there were a fair amount of clouds, but r ...
 
Hurricane force winds hit desert areas Monday - posted 6:42 PM
The worst winds were near Burns Canyon, in San Bernardino County, not far from the Banning Pass, where National Weather Service reports had gusts of up to 73 mph. The very high winds were confin ...
 
March 6, 2011
Light rain, drizzle and gusty winds through Monday - posted 8:56 PM
The southern part of a winter storm will tease the inland valleys with some light rain, drizzle and potentially gust winds before exiting Monday afternoon. As of Sunday night, drizzle was alread ...
 
March 4, 2011
Warm weather through Saturday; storm Sunday night and Monday - posted 4:00 PM
A round of warmer weather will be the rule through the next week in the inland valleys, interrupted by a March's second storm system Sunday night and Monday. In the wake of a weak storm that cam ...
 
March 3, 2011
Outlook: March probably cooler, drier than normal - posted 6:21 PM
A month ago, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center had a similar outlook for February, one that turned out to be partly wrong when the second half of the month turned wet. For March, there's a 33% ch ...
 
March 1, 2011
Retrospective: February warm and dry, then cold and wet - posted 6:39 PM
February began with bouts of Santa Ana winds and warmer than normal temperatures, then flipped into a cold, wet period that covered the final two weeks of the month. NOAA's Climate Prediction Ce ...
 
February 27, 2011
Arctic storm photos: snow, hail, and a swollen creek - posted 11:20 PM
Below are some pictures from this past weekend's cold storm, the coldest since Valentine's Day in 2008. The storm featured between one and two and a quarter inches of rain in the inland valleys, ...
 
Storm totals: February 25th-27th, 2011 (updated) - posted 12:22 PM
The coldest storm in two years delivered an arctic blast to Southern California's inland valleys, along with heavy rain, periods of hail, and snow down to the 1,300 foot level, and widespread fro ...
 
February 26, 2011
Add hail to the mix; frosty night ahead; snow levels may fall to 1,000 feet tonight - posted 3:47 PM
There have been several reports of hail and graupel on this chilly Saturday in the inland valleys, but little measurable rainfall this afternoon. Hail was reported in Moreno Valley in the noon h ...
 
Rain overnight is heavy; showers, thunderstorms and snow potential for the rest of Saturday - posted 12:17 PM
The cold front of an arctic storm has moved east, leaving heavy rainfall of an inch to two inches or more in the inland valleys, and snow of up to two feet in the local mountains. There was a re ...
 
Snow reports for Beaumont / Cherry Valley, Idyllwild, Wrightwood, Palomar Mountain - posted 11:49 AM
Snow was reported Saturday morning down the 2,400 foot level this morning in parts of the Cherry Valley / Beaumont area, with some accumulation above 2,800 feet. In the San Jacinto mountains in ...
 
February 25, 2011
Moreno Valley rain gauge clogged Friday night - posted 11:33 PM
Word has reached us that it's raining in Moreno Valley, but the rainfall is not registering on the WeatherCurrents rain gauge there. While the storm is going, we'll periodically update totals ba ...
 
We depend on you - posted 5:30 PM
And that's not just to be visitors to WeatherCurrents.com. Many of our best news articles and featured photos are made possible by people like you, who have contributed weather reports and pictur ...
 
February 24, 2011
Arctic storm set to deliver snow levels down to 1,500 feet Saturday night - posted 6:15 PM
A storm on approach could be the coldest in at least two years in Southern California's inland valleys. According to the latest predictions, the storm is set to deliver rainfall of between half a ...
 
February 22, 2011
Snowfall this weekend in inland valleys? - posted 4:45 PM
The latest forecasts for a very cold winter storm expected this coming weekend include a possibility of snow at very low elevations (down to 1,000 feet) that could bring light snowfall to places ...
 
February 21, 2011
Storm totals: February 19th-20th, 2011 - posted 6:44 PM
Another strong, cold winter storm pelted the inland valleys with rain, then showers and even some hail in two waves over President's Day weekend. Totals from the storm ranged from just under an ...
 
February 19, 2011
Each storm system has its own "personality" - posted 1:53 PM
And that includes the current weekend storm gusting through Southern California, according to Jim Purpura, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service's San Diego office, which covers ...
 
February 18, 2011
Heavy rain falling Friday night; more on Saturday night with second cold front - posted 10:32 PM
A strong winter storm arrived Friday evening in the the inland valleys, with heavy rain and winds on Friday night, another strong wave Saturday night, and showers and thunderstorms possible betwe ...
 
Storm totals: February 16th-17th, 2011 - posted 11:14 AM
A cold, swift winter storm came and went through the inland valleys Wednesday, with small amounts of rainfall trailing into Thursday morning. It was the first storm of what has been an otherwise ...
 
February 15, 2011
Storms won't be the equal of December's seven day event - posted 11:09 PM
The two well-publicized winter storms coming in from the Gulf of Alaska won't match the magnitude of December's record seven days of rain. They won't even come close, although we could get measu ...
 
February 13, 2011
Storms brewing: second half of week to be wet and cold - posted 10:22 PM
Following a dry spell that's lasted most of the last month and a half, the pattern is changing and two storms are aiming for Southern California's inland valleys. The return of onshore flow is e ...
 
February 7, 2011
Big change in weather pattern coming this weekend - posted 11:04 PM
Wet weather, absent for much of the last month and a half, looks poised to return to Southern California's inland valleys by early next week, according to the most recent weather model forecasts. ...
 
February 2, 2011
Outlook: February probably drier, cooler than normal - posted 2:05 PM
The latest outlooks from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have been issued, and they show lower than normal rainfall probabilities and temperatures, lasting through the rest of the winter. The g ...
 
Strongs winds problematic Wednesday morning, especially to the north - posted 1:32 PM
Strong, chilly Santa Ana winds caused a few problems in the Inland Empire Wednesday morning, with winds up to 60 mph in the San Bernardino pass areas. In the inland valleys of San Diego and Rive ...
 
January 31, 2011
Storm totals: January 30th-31st, 2011 (updated) - posted 10:52 PM
Following a dry spell that lasted almost four weeks, a fast-moving storm left up to three quarters of an inch of rainfall in Southern California's inland valleys to close out January. The storm ...
 
January 28, 2011
Santa Ana winds selective again; light showers by Monday? - posted 12:14 AM
Offshore winds came once again Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, like they have several times this month, to the inland valleys. The lastest round should be the last for a week, as l ...
 
January 23, 2011
Sunday morning's wind gusts affect some communities, not others - posted 9:59 PM
Santa Ana winds blew once again in the inland valleys Sunday, although they were moderate and there were no reports of damage. The winds were at their most intense from early morning to noon, co ...
 
January 21, 2011
Thursday's Santa Ana winds milder than expected - posted 12:46 AM
Despite predictions of dry wind gusts of up to 50 mph in some locations for Thursday, the offshore flow that did show up was much milder in the inland valleys, a trend that is likely to continue ...
 
January 18, 2011
Outlook: Rest of January dry, warmer than normal - posted 9:22 PM
Based on the latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center, we can expect the rest of the month to be mainly dry and warmer than usual. The latest outlooks show a 33% chance of warmer than n ...
 
Monday's temps (up to 90°) warmest since early November - posted 2:08 AM
Monday turned into the warmest day of five consecutive warm days, with temperatures in the inland valleys reaching 90°F (in Riverside). It was the warmest day since a heat wave that occurre ...
 
January 15, 2011
Warm Friday to be followed by a few more warm days - posted 12:40 AM
Southern California was busy getting a break from wet winter weather Friday, basking instead in sunshine and warm temperatures. The latest forecast predictions have the warm weather extending to ...
 
January 9, 2011
Outlook: Variable high clouds, warming trend, no rain next week - posted 9:41 PM
The latest forecasts from the National Weather Service show a relatively uneventful week ahead, giving the inland valleys another week to dry out from a series of storms that ended January 3rd. ...
 
January 6, 2011
Light showers possible Thursday night, Friday morning; cool weekend ahead - posted 11:34 AM
A weak system currently off the coast could generate some light scattered showers Thursday night and Friday morning in the inland valleys, and a drier, follow-on system will keep the weather cool ...
 
January 5, 2011
Outlook: January probably wetter than normal - posted 1:48 PM
The latest outlooks from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predict a wetter than normal January in the inland valleys and throughout Southern California, with temperatures near normal. Following ...
 
January 4, 2011
Storm totals: January 2nd-4th, 2011 (updated) - posted 11:50 AM
The first storm of 2011 didn't take long to arrive, and left up to an inch of rainfall in the already soggy inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties. The system was a cutoff low, and l ...
 
January 2, 2011
December rain puts many locations above season averages; more on way by Sunday evening - posted 11:54 AM
The very wet month of December resulted in many WeatherCurrents locations being above their season averages. And, of course, we're not done yet. January and February are typically the wettest mo ...
 
January 1, 2011
Another morning of freezing temperatures and frost Sunday - posted 11:37 PM
The latest in a series of cold mornings is set once again to bring freezing temperatures and frost to many of the inland valleys Sunday. Frost could affect Wildomar (predicted low of 30°F), ...
 
2010 coolest in more than a decade (in most inland valley locations) - posted 9:23 PM
There was story after story this past year about cooler than normal weather, from spring all the way through summer and fall, and when it was done, 2010 was the coolest year in WeatherCurrents hi ...
 
December 31, 2010
More frost and freezing morning temperatures to greet New Year - posted 11:30 PM
Another round of freezing temperatures and areas of frost are expected in the inland valleys for the morning of New Year's Day, although not quite as cold as those of New Year's Eve. Some of the ...
 
December 30, 2010
Freeze and frost for New Year's Eve - posted 10:32 PM
The last day of the year is set to be a cold one, with freezing or near-freezing temperatures and frost set to spread across the inland valleys Thursday night and Friday morning. Here's a sample ...
 
Storm totals: December 29th, 2010 (updated) - posted 11:37 AM
A cold winter storm whisked through Wednesday, and soaked the already wet Southern California inland valleys with rain that totaled over an inch in some communities. Ground was already wet from ...
 
December 28, 2010
Storm photos: rain, rivers and flooding (updated) - posted 12:05 AM
The following are reader-contributed photos of some effect of a six day storm that featured the heaviest rainfall since WeatherCurrents began ten years ago. Many of the photos are from the final ...
 
December 27, 2010
Storm totals: December 25th-26th, 2010 - posted 11:36 PM
A fast-moving storm ended a tranquil Christmas day with overnight rain in the inland valleys, departing by Sunday afternoon as quickly as it came, and padding soggy December rainfall totals. Est ...
 
December 23, 2010
Final storm totals: December 17th-23rd, 2010 - posted 9:02 PM
Another day of very heavy rain inundated the inland valleys Wednesday, with most of it falling in the early morning hours. Scattered showers continued into Thursday from the remnants of the storm ...
 
We won't get long to dry out; rain due again Saturday night - posted 3:01 PM
And, in addition, another storm could be inbound by the middle of next week, padding what have been outsized rainfall totals for December. Fortunately, it looks like the amount from the upcoming ...
 
December 21, 2010
Storm totals update: December 17th-21st, 2010 - posted 7:21 PM
Heavy rain continued Tuesday as a long, strong, broad storm continued to lash Southern California's inland valleys. Rain continued to fall without pause Tuesday. The continuing rain caused numer ...
 
December drier than normal forecast swept downstream - posted 12:48 PM
Before the start of each month, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center publishes a prediction for the month and for the next three. Since there is a strong La Nina condition persisting in the equatori ...
 
Storm totals: December 17th-20th, 2010 (second update) - posted 6:21 AM
As a very strong, long, moisture-laden storm continued to pound the inland valleys Monday, street flooding was evident in most communities. The National Weather Service had a flash flood warning ...
 
December 20, 2010
Tuesday night's lunar eclipse viewing likely obscured by storm - posted 10:04 PM
A total lunar eclipse, due Tuesday night on the winter solstice, will probably end up being obscured by storm clouds. The lunar eclipse, in which the earth moves between the sun and the moon, wi ...
 
News story roundup: Region pounded by storm - posted 5:29 PM
One news story today called the current storm "The storm of the decade". Several inches of rain have already fallen in many locations and there's more to come over the next couple of days. Here's ...
 
Rain gauges: Murrieta and Moreno Valley back; totals corrected - posted 5:04 PM
At this point all thirteen rain gauges in the WeatherCurrents network should be reporting normally. The Murrieta rain gauge was unclogged this afternoon. A couple of pictures of the clog and the ...
 
Rain gauge issues: Murrieta and Moreno Valley - posted 1:01 PM
It became clear yesterday that we're experiencing clogs in rain gauges at WeatherCurrents' Murrieta and Moreno Valley locations, as heavy rainfall elsewhere didn't register correctly at those two ...
 
December 18, 2010
Storm totals: December 15th-16th, 2010 - posted 3:02 PM
The first of a series of storms whisked quickly through the inland valleys Wednesday night and Thursday, leaving more than a quarter of an inch of rainfall in some locations. As reported in our ...
 
December 16, 2010
Thursday morning rainfall heavier than expected - posted 12:04 PM
Rainfall in Thursday's early morning hours exceeded predictions, with some inland valley communities approaching a third of an inch by noontime, kicking off a week of on and off wet weather. Mos ...
 
December 14, 2010
Wet weather incoming; persisting and strengthening into next week - posted 11:29 PM
According to the latest weather models, we're due for a run of wet weather over the next week, with most of the rainfall after the weekend. The first of three systems is due by Wednesday night, ...
 
December 10, 2010
Warm weekend ahead - posted 12:01 PM
With warm, sunny weather on the way this weekend, it won't feel very much like winter, even though the winter solstice is only eleven days from now. Strong high pressure aloft and weak offshore ...
 
Apologies for Friday morning web site outage - posted 11:56 AM
The WeatherCurrents.com web site was down due to a server issue from about 10:16am to 11:33am Friday morning. Everything is now operating normally again. We're investigating the cause of the out ...
 
December 6, 2010
Storm totals: December 5th-6th, 2010 (updated) - posted 8:51 AM
The second of two weekend systems deposited up to a half of an inch of rain in the inland valleys Sunday night and Monday morning. Rainfall was heavily skewed to the north with this storm. River ...
 
December 5, 2010
Outlook: December warmer, drier than normal - posted 6:36 PM
The latest outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecasts that December will be warmer and drier than normal through December. The drier than normal forecast is expected to hold through ...
 
November 30, 2010
Less wind, warmer days through Thursday - posted 12:49 PM
Offshore flow is beginning to wane, and with it, so are some of the dry winds that have been blowing about the inland valleys the past couple of days. Winds speeds peaked on Monday, and were blo ...
 
November 28, 2010
Storm totals: November 28th-29th, 2010 (updated) - posted 6:33 PM
A fast-moving, cold storm left rainfall in its wake as it came quickly through the Saturday night and Sunday morning of a holiday weekend. The rainfall was the last predicted for the month of No ...
 
November 27, 2010
Storm totals: November 23rd-24th, 2010 - posted 11:03 PM
The second, weaker storm of the week followed its older sibling into the region Tuesday evening and Wednesday, and left mostly light rainfall in the inland valleys. Showers were intermittent, an ...
 
November 26, 2010
Freeze and frost warnings for Friday morning - posted 12:55 AM
A second round of freeze and frost warnings were issued for the inland valleys for Thursday night and Friday morning following freezing and near freezing temperatures Thursday morning. Predicted ...
 
November 23, 2010
Light showers possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, Thanksgiving sunny and dry, frost threat - posted 7:13 AM
Another cold storm is approaching from the north today, and should lead to some light showers and gusty winds this afternoon and evening in the inland valleys. Cold nights and cool days will foll ...
 
November 22, 2010
Storm totals: November 20th-22nd, 2010 (updated) - posted 5:50 PM
A strong, cold Gulf of Alaska storm, with elements of sub-tropical moisture, brought gusty winds and substantial rainfall to the inland valleys over the weekend. The rain came in two waves, the f ...
 
November 19, 2010
Update: Cold weekend storm packs over an inch of rain - posted 1:49 PM
Skies were already overcast on Friday as a deepening marine layer portended a strong Gulf of Alaska storm's later arrival in the region. The latest predictions for the incoming storm are for two ...
 
November 15, 2010
Outlook: Next storm due at week's end - posted 7:10 AM
After a week that marked the first (late) Santa Ana winds of the season, onshore flow makes a gradual return this week, culminating with a storm next weekend. Models are predicting that a large ...
 
November 12, 2010
November 11th marks first Santa Ana winds of season - posted 1:00 PM
In what was a very late start to their traditional fall appearances, Santa Ana winds showed up on Veteran's Day in the inland valleys. The dry winds gusted between about 11am to 7pm yesterday, u ...
 
November 8, 2010
Storm totals: November 8th, 2010 - posted 2:29 PM
The second stormy disturbance in as many days left the first measurable rainfall of the month in most of the inland valleys Monday morning. Predictions before the storm called for up a quarter o ...
 
Storm totals: October 30th, 2010 - posted 12:23 PM
A fast-moving, uneventful storm delivered light rain the Saturday morning before Halloween to the inland valleys. It was done in the morning, and left conditions cool for the rest of the day. Th ...
 
November 7, 2010
Outlook: November right at normal - posted 8:21 PM
The latest data from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center portend a normal November for Southern California's inland valleys, both in terms of temperatures and rainfall. The longer range (three mont ...
 
Saturday storm passes by uneventfully; Sunday night storm on track - posted 7:42 PM
The first of two storms whisked through the region Saturday evening, without any measurable rain falling at any of WeatherCurrents' thirteen stations. A second storm was poised to motor through ...
 
Daylight Saving Time ends for 2010; turn clocks back - posted 10:59 AM
This Sunday marks the end of Daylight Saving Time for the year, which began on Sunday, March 14th. Everyone should turn their clocks back one hour (the "fall back" part of the "spring forward, fa ...
 
November 6, 2010
Two storms on the way Saturday evening and Sunday night - posted 5:00 PM
The first of two quick storms was arriving Saturday evening in the inland valleys, with a slightly stronger encore expected Sunday night. The first storm was expected to be good for a few isolat ...
 
November 5, 2010
November heat wave includes two 100° days inland - posted 11:46 AM
The now-waning heat wave that began this month included two triple-digit days at WeatherCurrents' Riverside location in Canyon Crest. Riverside recorded high temperatures of 100.2°F and 100 ...
 
November 4, 2010
October finished wetter, cooler than normal - posted 11:48 AM
Bucking predictions for a dry autumn, rainfall piled up in October. Temperatures were well below normal for the month, continuing a trend that's lasted most of this year. The biggest surprise wa ...
 
November 3, 2010
Record heat possible Wednesday inland - posted 10:35 AM
Even as high pressure begins to weaken today, temperatures were set to reach well into the 90's in what would be the hottest day in a few weeks. According to the National Weather Service, "Tempe ...
 
October 25, 2010
Storm totals: October 18th-22nd, 2010 (fourth update) - posted 11:35 AM
A slow-moving October storm left strong rain totals in many inland valley locations over this past week, reducing immediate fire risk and providing a strong start to what's been predicted to be a ...
 
Another week, another storm - posted 11:13 AM
The unusually cool, wet weather pattern that's persisted for over a week continued Monday morning with more rainfall as another storm arrived. On Monday morning, Fallbrook and De Luz led the way ...
 
October 17, 2010
Outlook: Storm first, then below normal for the week - posted 10:30 PM
Periods of showers and cloudy conditions should mark the first part of the coming week, followed by fair skies and cool temperatures for the rest of the week. Showers were expected to be light o ...
 
October 13, 2010
Thunderstorms back in forecast for Thursday, Friday - posted 7:21 AM
Thunderstorms have snuck back into the National Weather Service forecasts for the inland valleys as this week has progressed. Mid-level moisture is expected to be funneled in tomorrow, leading t ...
 
October 10, 2010
Outlook: Above, below and back to normal - posted 10:14 PM
Sunday was likely the hottest day of the latest heat event, and temperatures are expected to trend cooler over the next week, according to the latest predictions. But, temperatures should stay a ...
 
October 7, 2010
Storm totals: October 4th-6th, 2010 (updated) - posted 7:37 AM
Elements of this week's storm were still around on Thursday morning, after three days of variably cloudy skies, cool temperatures, and scattered showers. Most communities had recorded at least s ...
 
October 5, 2010
Storm Totals: October 4th (updated) - posted 9:00 AM
Scattered light showers, drizzle, clouds and wind arrived with a cold low pressure trough Monday. The early season system looked to remain in place into Wednesday, and could bring a light dustin ...
 
October 3, 2010
Incoming storm Monday and Tuesday could produce 0.15" of showers - posted 8:32 PM
What a difference a week makes. Just one week after record hot temperatures, a cold front and showers are on the way. Marine layer arrived in the western inland valleys early Sunday night, marki ...
 
Outlook: Cool, dry autumn expected - posted 3:22 PM
The latest predictions from the Climate Prediction Center foretell a cool, dry October, with the pattern probably lasting until at least December. For the shorter term, we're looking at below no ...
 
October 1, 2010
Storm totals: Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st (updated) - posted 7:20 PM
A low pressure system sitting off the coast rotated subtropical moisture through the region the latter half of the week, leading to periods of clouds, thunderstorms, thunder and lightning, and sc ...
 
September 30, 2010
Thunderstorms lead to isolated showers Thursday - posted 11:47 AM
Unstable subtropical moisture circulating in the area since Wednesday led to sprinkles, showers and brief downpours in the inland valleys Thursday. At the noon hour, WeatherCurrents stations in ...
 
September 28, 2010
Partly cloudy skies and isolated sprinkles replaces triple digit temperatures - posted 7:38 AM
After a few days of summer in fall, mid and high level moisture is forecast to end triple digit heat today, replaced instead by a different flavor of typical summer weather: thunderstorms. Isola ...
 
September 27, 2010
Monday is hottest day of year in many inland valley communities - posted 3:02 PM
A late September heat wave continued to scorch the inland valleys Monday, leading to the hottest day of the year in many locations. Monday was the hottest day of the year in Temecula (110°F ...
 
September 26, 2010
Sunday features scorching heat; one more day before cooling trend - posted 10:00 PM
Another blistering day in the inland valleys featured temperatures even hotter than Saturday, and the heat extended nearly all the way to the coast. All thirteen WeatherCurrents communities, and ...
 
September 25, 2010
Saturday heat soars into triple digits in inland valleys - posted 4:00 PM
It was hot everywhere on Saturday as an expected heat wave revved up, with 100°F temperatures recorded nearly everywhere in western Riverside and northern San Diego counties. And we may not ...
 
September 22, 2010
Heat wave on the way - posted 4:18 PM
A big warm up is coming to the Southern California region as fall begins, and is expected to bring temperatures in the inland valleys into triple digits by this weekend. According to the latest ...
 
September 6, 2010
Outlook: Cooler weather contrast to first hot week of September - posted 11:30 PM
After a hot start, on Labor Day September weather began to settle in for a cooler than normal run, one that is expected to continue for a couple of weeks. Last week, the inland valleys experienc ...
 
August 27, 2010
Perris station knocked out by Thursday power outage - posted 9:19 AM
A power outage in the Perris area, the result of thunderstorm activity Thursday, knocked the weather feed from the Perris weather station offline. It's been down ever since, and has resisted repe ...
 
August 24, 2010
Monday heat not quite the worst of the year; Tuesday shaping up hotter - posted 12:00 PM
For 2010, July 15th is still the hottest day to date in the inland valleys, although Monday made a good run at it and Tuesday could be hotter still as a heat wave continues to bake the region. O ...
 
August 22, 2010
Above normal heat set to end by next weekend - posted 11:07 PM
A run of summer heat that's persisted since August 15th should wind down later this week in the inland valleys. The latest forecasts from the National Weather Services call for temperatures rang ...
 
August 8, 2010
Cooler than normal summer continues into August - posted 8:49 PM
A cooler than normal summer in Southern California and its inland valleys extended into the first week of August, and appeared likely to go at least another week. In Temecula, July was the coole ...
 
July 18, 2010
Outlook: Normal July finish, August warmer than normal - posted 9:56 PM
The latest monthly outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts a hotter and drier than normal August ahead. Despite last week's heat wave, the first of the summer, July to date is bel ...
 
July 16, 2010
Thunderstorms run across inland valleys Thursday (updated) - posted 9:28 AM
Thunderstorms surged past the mountains and dropped scattered rainfall in southwestern Riverside County and northern San Diego counties Thursday afternoon. Lightning could be seen off and on for ...
 
July 14, 2010
Triple digits inland as heat wave ramps up; More hot weather on the way - posted 10:28 PM
The first sustained heat wave of the summer baked the inland valley Wednesday, putting ten of thirteen WeatherCurrents station above 100°F. And hot weather was expected to last through Satur ...
 
July 11, 2010
First monsoonal thunderstorms of the summer shower region - posted 9:50 PM
Although no WeatherCurrents locations recorded rainfall on Sunday, raindrops fell in Temecula Sunday morning and another cloudburst fell on northeastern Murrieta in the afternoon. The clouds, th ...
 
July 8, 2010
Wednesday afternoon 5.4 earthquake latest in region - posted 7:21 AM
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in the Anza-Borrego desert struck Southern California Wednesday evening. There were no reports of damage, but the quake, like many others this year, rattled nerves and ...
 
July 5, 2010
June finishes mild; July begins that way - posted 4:16 PM
Seasonally mild June temperatures are continuing into early July, and predictions for the month have July coming in normal, although the first week looks like more of the same. According to NOAA ...
 
June 20, 2010
Below normal temperatures poised to continue for at least another week - posted 3:19 PM
Continuing a year-to-date trend, most inland valley temperatures in the first half of June were lower than normal. And, based on predictions from the National Weather Service and Climate Predicti ...
 
June 14, 2010
Strong 5.7 Monday night aftershock rattles Southern California - posted 9:40 PM
An earthquake shook the inland valleys Monday night, rattling houses and buildings for a few seconds. The quake's magnitude was a preliminary 5.7 on the moment magnitude scale, and was centered ...
 
June 12, 2010
Twin quakes in Anza-Borrego desert shake inland valleys Saturday night - posted 9:51 PM
A couple of mild earthquakes about a half minute apart in the Anza-Borrego desert were felt across Southern California Saturday night. The first was a magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale, centere ...
 
June 6, 2010
May finishes cooler than normal in inland valleys; June could be warmer - posted 12:58 PM
The month of May was a few degrees cooler than it normally is, with a greater than normal number of low pressure systems coming through and no significant heat waves. The warmest days, in fact, ...
 
May 31, 2010
Memorial Day wildfire threatens homes before containment in southern Menifee - posted 10:46 PM
A 35 acre wildfire Monday afternoon in the southern Menifee area threatened homes before being contained around 4:30pm. The fire was reported at 3:41pm, according to the Riverside County Fire De ...
 
May 30, 2010
Memorial Day weekend brings first taste of summer; cooler days ahead - posted 3:08 PM
Sunny skies and warm to very warm temperatures in the inland valleys Memorial Day weekend gave a taste of summer weather ahead. The pattern was set to change by Tuesday, though, with milder weat ...
 
May 23, 2010
Scattered showers, hail, and thunderstorms as storm blows through Sunday (second update) - posted 10:45 AM
An unusually strong late-season cold front blew through the inland valleys Sunday, bringing scattered showers, hail and a chance of thunderstorms. A storm cell had left 0.23" at WeatherCurrents' ...
 
May 16, 2010
Late spring pattern beginning to settle in - posted 10:46 AM
With some healthy doses of low clouds predicted over the next few days, the normal late spring weather pattern is beginning to settle in in the inland valleys. May and especially June are notori ...
 
May 2, 2010
Storm totals: April 28th - posted 10:19 PM
A late-season storm caused sporadic light showers last Wednesday, in what could be the last significant rainfall of the season in Riverside and San Diego's inland valleys. Fallbrook (0.15") and ...
 
Outlook for May: Normal, but perhaps a little cooler in the middle - posted 4:22 PM
Going into the second full month of spring, normal weather conditions are expected, except that the second week of month looks cooler than usual. Updates from the Climate Prediction Center show ...
 
April 4, 2010
Mexicali earthquake rattles inland valleys Easter Sunday - posted 11:41 PM
A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake centered south of Mexicali in Baja California, Mexico was felt throughout Southern California Sunday. The quake struck at 3:40pm about 37 miles south-southeast ...
 
Power failure knocks out Perris station Saturday morning - posted 12:56 PM
A prolonged power failure in northeast Perris took down the Perris weather station Saturday morning. Weather data for the period was lost as the outage lasted from 4am to about 9:30am. Everythi ...
 
March 28, 2010
Spring's first storm due Wednesday - posted 11:41 AM
A change in the weather pattern is predicted to bring a cold, gusty, winter-like storm our way Wednesday and Thursday. Following a dry March, the storm could bring the first decent rainfall sinc ...
 
March 14, 2010
Wildflower season is here; it's a "good bloom year" - posted 4:42 PM
It's the time of the year for wildflower blooms, especially after all of the recent rains that have made this the wettest year since 2007-2008 and perhaps the wettest since 2004-2005 in Southern ...
 
March 13, 2010
Perris Rain Gauge Fixed - posted 5:38 PM
After a couple of months of under-reporting, the Perris rain gauge was repaired Saturday morning. The cause of the problem was a cotter pin in the way of the tipping buckets. The cotter pin hold ...
 
March 9, 2010
Monday night storm leads to clouds, sprinkles, wind, but not much else - posted 6:16 PM
The second system of the week swept in and through from the north overnight Monday, leaving little measurable precipitation in its wake. Measurable rainfall was limited to Fallbrook, where 0.04" ...
 
March 8, 2010
Storm totals: March 6th-8th, 2010 (updated) - posted 10:39 PM
Another in a series of weekend storms left rain in the inland valleys Saturday and Sunday, padding rainfall totals that were already above normal for the year. After some showers Saturday aftern ...
 
March 5, 2010
First storm of March leaves sporadic or no rainfall - posted 12:24 PM
An overnight cold front left between zero and a fifth of an inch of rainfall in the inland valleys Thursday. Rainfall was heaviest to the north and the south, leaving the central areas of Rivers ...
 
March 4, 2010
Outlook for March: Another wet month - posted 8:07 PM
As the El Nino pattern continues in the equatorial pacific, predictions have been made for a wet March. The Climate Prediction Center has forecast a 50% chance of a wetter than normal month for ...
 
Storm totals: February 27th-28th, 2010 - posted 4:56 PM
A cold storm brought February rainfall to near normal in the inland valleys last weekend. Nearly all of the rain fell on Saturday, in moderate to heavy amounts at times, with showers trailing in ...
 
February 21, 2010
Storm totals: February 19th-20th, 2010 - posted 2:34 PM
The third substantial storm of the month contributed moderately to season totals Friday and Saturday. Overnight rain totals in the inland valley ranged from 0.15" (East San Jacinto) to 0.68" (Fa ...
 
February 19, 2010
Weekend Outlook: Wet, especially Saturday - posted 8:10 AM
Following what's been a week of nice weather, the weather pattern over Southern California is changing. The storm track is back. Some areas could see rain by this afternoon, although the chance ...
 
February 16, 2010
Dry this week, wet the next - posted 6:19 AM
Enjoy the dry, sunny weather this week, because longer range forecasts are hinting that wet weather will return for the last week of February and the early part of March. With one to two and hal ...
 
February 11, 2010
Storm Totals: February 9-10, 2010 - posted 7:21 AM
Another mid-week storm left substantial rainfall in the inland valleys Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Totals from the storm padded season totals that were already significantly above normal ...
 
February 7, 2010
Storm Totals: February 5-7, 2010 - posted 10:08 PM
The inland valleys of Southern California received another winter soaking this past weekend, with up to two inches of rainfall dumped on our already soggy communities. The heavy rain and showers ...
 
February 1, 2010
Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Off Baja California Felt Inland - posted 6:33 AM
A Monday morning earthquake offshore of Baja California briefly rattled Southern California. The quake shook buildings at 6:19am. The preliminary magnitude of the quake was 4.8 on the richter s ...
 
January 22, 2010
Storm Totals: January 20, 2010 - posted 8:12 AM
The third in a series of storms arrived on Wednesday and, like the others, left substantial rainfall in the inland valleys. Riverside and San Diego counties were already quite soaked from the fi ...
 
January 21, 2010
Problems with Perris and Moreno Valley Rain Gauges - posted 6:33 AM
We're having to adjust totals in both Perris and Moreno Valley this week due to problems with the gauges. The cause of the problems aren't yet known, but could be wiring related (Perris) or wind ...
 
January 20, 2010
Storm Totals: January 19-20, 2010 (updated) - posted 8:14 AM
The second storm of the week continued wet, stormy weather on Tuesday. Although the storm was generally not as strong as Monday's storm that dumped up to 2.5" in the inland valleys and more elsew ...
 
January 19, 2010
Storm Totals: January 17-18, 2010 (updated) - posted 8:32 AM
The first of a series of four storms soaked the inland valleys on Monday, delivering rainfall that was in line with predictions. Totals were an inch or more across Western Riverside and Northern ...
 
January 18, 2010
Saturday Morning Earthquake Felt Throughout Inland Valleys - posted 12:17 AM
A quake measuring magnitude 4.3 on the richter scale awoke many in the inland valleys on Saturday morning. The earthquake was centered near Beaumont in the San Gorgonio pass area, and was felt t ...
 
January 17, 2010
Four Storm Systems in Place to Soak Region This Week - posted 4:54 PM
The first of at least four systems was beginning to move onshore in Southern California's northern counties Sunday afternoon. This is the first in a series of storms coming this week that has le ...
 
January 12, 2010
Showers Possible Wednesday, Then Wet Weather Returns This Weekend - posted 3:40 PM
Except for a couple of weak storms, the dry pattern we've experienced since the beginning of winter looks set to end by this weekend. Before the weekend comes, though, another weak storm could d ...
 
January 3, 2010
New Year Off to Dry Start - posted 2:50 PM
After a wet December, and in spite of El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific, the first week of January is predicted to be dry. But not the second week. Or the month. NOAA's Climate Predi ...
 
December 29, 2009
Weak Front May Bring Light Showers Wednesday - posted 12:43 PM
Another in a series of low pressure systems could lead to some light showers to finish out the year. According to the latest from the National Weather Service, scattered clouds are predicted to ...
 
December 19, 2009
Winter Solstice is Monday; Least Daylight of Year - posted 4:37 PM
Monday marks the winter solstice in earth's northern hemisphere and the sun will make its shortest appearance of the year in our sky. But not by much. The time between sunrise and sunset on Mon ...
 
December 15, 2009
Storm Totals: December 11th-13th, 2009 - posted 8:16 AM
A series of fast-moving fronts drenched the inland valleys over the weekend, especially Saturday, causing few problems but leaving between a half and two inches of rain. The first storm entered ...
 
December 12, 2009
Moreno Valley and Perris Rain Gauges Clogged Saturday - posted 6:47 PM
The Perris station remains clogged from earlier this week, since it's rooftop location is relatively inaccessible. The Moreno Valley station is clogged for the second time this week, probably du ...
 
December 9, 2009
Showers by Friday, Then Rain Saturday Night and Sunday - posted 12:33 PM
According to the latest forecasts, timing and intensity of the next couple of storms are firming up. The next system is weaker, warmer and less windy than Monday's storm. According to the Nation ...
 
December 8, 2009
Storm Totals: December 7th, 2009 (updated) - posted 9:27 AM
A cold winter storm caused lots of trouble Monday in the inland valleys, bringing strong winds and heavy rain of more than two inches in some spots. The soaking began in the early morning, befor ...
 
December 7, 2009
Perris Rain Gauge Likely Clogged - posted 4:36 PM
We're awaiting confirmation, but we believe WeatherCurrents' Perris site has under reported rainfall for Monday's storm. Perris was reading 0.21" for the storm late Monday afternoon. We believe ...
 
November 29, 2009
Storm Totals: November 27th-28th, 2009 (updated) - posted 8:52 AM
A post-Thanksgiving weekend storm gave the parched inland valleys some much needed rainfall late Friday and Saturday, with the amounts varying from a tenth of an inch to six tenths of an inch. A ...
 
November 22, 2009
Very Dry Weather Could Lead to Humidities in the Teens Tuesday through Thursday - posted 11:29 AM
A weak offshore flow event predicted for early this week looks poised to deliver low relative humidities in the middle of the week. Despite low predicted humidities in the teens for most of the ...
 
Misconfiguration Takes Web Site Offline Sunday Morning - posted 11:18 AM
WeatherCurrents.com was not available for about six hours Sunday morning after a misconfiguration caused the site to be unreachable. The problem was traced to changes in the configuration of the ...
 
November 16, 2009
Database Upgrade Breaks Sunday Totals; Restoration Later Monday - posted 6:19 AM
As a result of a database upgrade Sunday night, about a day's worth of weather data is currently missing from the site. There are two backups, however, and the correct totals will be restored to ...
 
November 4, 2009
Internet Access Outage Latest Mishap at Moreno Valley Weather Station - posted 5:37 AM
The latest in a string of challenges at WeatherCurrents' Moreno Valley weather station knocked the weather data feed online Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. This time, the cause was an ...
 
October 31, 2009
Daylight Saving Time Ends For 2009 on Sunday - posted 12:10 PM
Remember to turn your clocks back Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour of sleep - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am. As a result of DST ending, sunrise times will move back to near 6am, and sun ...
 
October 28, 2009
Windy Day Wednesday; Less Windy Thursday - posted 10:04 PM
Northwest winds gusted through the inland valleys Wednesday, more intense than Tuesday's winds, but did not reach dangerous levels sometimes seen this time of year. Wind gusts in Fallbrook peake ...
 
October 4, 2009
Moreno Valley Weather Station Returns After Computer Replacement - posted 12:37 PM
A failed computer at WeatherCurrents' Moreno Valley location was replaced Saturday, and the weather station is once more online. The computer, which translates the data stream from the weather s ...
 
September 20, 2009
Hot, Dry Week Expected to Greet Autumn's Beginning - posted 10:17 PM
Santa Ana winds are one the curses of fall in Southern California, and the first event of the season is expected Tuesday through Thursday. Temperatures in the inland valleys will top 100°F ...
 
September 3, 2009
Wednesday Thunderstorms Lead to Showers in Moreno Valley and Hemet - posted 6:01 AM
Some eastern inland valleys received their first measurable dose of thunderstorms for this summer on Wednesday afternoon. In Moreno Valley, 0.14" of rainfall was recorded, mostly in the 3pm hour ...
 
August 28, 2009
Thursday Evening Wildfire Burns 1000 Acres in San Jacinto Mountains - posted 6:32 AM
What's been dubbed the Cottonwood fire rapidly burned 1000 acres of San Bernardino National Forest east of Hemet along Highway 74 Thursday evening. The fire was reportedly about 10 miles east o ...
 
August 25, 2009
Triple Digit Heat Set to Return - posted 9:25 PM
Strong high pressure building into the region will lead to a triple-digit heat wave in the inland valleys that is set to last into the upcoming weekend. Predictions are for all WeatherCurrents s ...
 
August 23, 2009
Mid-level Moisture Brings Only Light Showers, Sprinkles Saturday - posted 10:51 AM
Monsoonal moisture, absent for much of the summer, showed up suddenly Friday and Saturday, with mostly disappointing results in the parched inland valleys. Sprinkles, light rain and elevated hum ...
 
August 16, 2009
Longer Term Outlook: Average Fall, Wetter Than Usual Winter Predicted - posted 10:55 AM
Longer term predictions from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center show a normal fall ahead, followed by a better than average chance at a wet winter. The major factor cited i ...
 
July 7, 2009
Perris Weather Station Back Online - posted 10:20 PM
The Perris weather station resumed sending data this afternoon, as the host of the station returned from vacation. Weather data for the past week has unfortunately been lost. The cause isn't kn ...
 
July 1, 2009
Perris Weather Station Offline - posted 8:46 AM
Unknown circumstances took WeatherCurrents' Perris weather station offline Tuesday morning. The station is likely to be down a week, since the host of the weather station is on vacation. We apo ...
 
June 28, 2009
How Often Do Triple-Digit Days Occur? - posted 5:22 PM
As summer ramps up in the inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties, the season of sweltering triple-digit heat waves is here again. With a couple of hot days just recorded at the end o ...
 
June 4, 2009
Wednesday Thunderstorms Douse Inland Valleys; More Friday? - posted 6:19 AM
A rare June thunderstorm brought lightning, thunder, some rain and hail to the inland valleys Thursday morning. Most of the action was in the 11am hour, with rainfall reported in Riverside, Teme ...
 
May 17, 2009
Sunday Evening 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Inland - posted 10:18 PM
A moderate earthquake near Hawthorne in Los Angeles County was widely felt Sunday evening in much of Western Riverside and Northern San Diego counties, as well as across Southern California. The ...
 
Second Day of Hundred Degree Temperatures Sunday in Lake Elsinore, Menifee - posted 7:40 PM
After a first round of triple-digit heat Saturday, two communities in the middle of Western Riverside county topped the century mark again on Sunday. Menifee led the way on Sunday, with a high t ...
 
Triple Digit Heat Saturday in Lake Elsinore, Menifee and Hemet - posted 12:10 PM
Thermometers topped 100°F in the inland valleys Saturday as a high pressure system fueled hot temperatures. Lake Elsinore led the way with 102°F. Menifee was next, recording a high tem ...
 
May 14, 2009
Extended Outlook: After Next Week, Rest of May Cooler - posted 7:16 PM
After a warmer than normal first half of May, longer term weather models indicate that conditions, especially temperatures, will snap back to seasonal norms after Wednesday or so next week. Dry ...
 
May 6, 2009
April Recap: Average Despite Extremes But Generally Dry - posted 10:00 PM
Despite some hot days exceeding one hundred degrees and a few cold mornings in the inland valleys, on average, April turned up average. Except that the month was dry, continuing a trend that beg ...
 
April 29, 2009
Photo Submissions Requested - posted 7:56 AM
If you take photos of the sky and terrain, flowers, trees, plants and animals, or other weather-related items, please consider sending in your digital photos to WeatherCurrents.com. We regularly ...
 
Grass Fire Burns 205 Acres in French Valley - posted 7:43 AM
A grass and brush fire in French Valley burned 205 acres Tuesday afternoon, closing Winchester Road before being contained later the same afternoon. The fire was reported in the 2pm hour and qui ...
 
April 24, 2009
Power Outage Affects Western Riverside County - posted 6:49 AM
A power outage Thursday evening took out power to about 268,000 Edison customers, according to a Valley News story. The affected areas in Riverside County were Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake ...
 
April 21, 2009
Records Fall Under More Triple Digit Temperatures Monday - posted 7:47 AM
An April Heat wave produced its hottest temperatures yet in inland communities Monday. Once again, Riverside led the way among WeatherCurrents stations, with a high of 103.2°F. Temecula rec ...
 
April 20, 2009
April Heat Wave Expected to Continue Monday; Temperatures top 100 in Riverside Sunday - posted 6:15 AM
Uneven heat scorched the inland valleys one week after Easter. WeatherCurrents' Riverside station stood out, with a maximum reading of 100.1°F for Sunday, April 19th. Temecula also recorded ...
 
April 14, 2009
Week-ending Spring Showers Mostly Land in San Jacinto, Perris and Menifee Valleys - posted 7:59 AM
A weak storm Friday and Saturday left only scattered rainfall across the inland valleys. Friday afternoon and evening proved to be wet in the San Jacinto Valley. WeatherCurrents' Hemet location ...
 
March 24, 2009
Featured Photo Backlog - posted 10:07 AM
As you may have noticed, we've fallen behind on getting fresh featured photos onto WeatherCurrents' sites. WeatherCurrents is maintained by a couple of editors, neither of whom is fortunate enou ...
 
March 7, 2009
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday Morning - posted 1:27 PM
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins in most of the United States and Canada on Sunday, March 8th, at 2am. Clocks go forward one hour at 2am, which becomes 3am, resulting in an extra hour of daylig ...
 
February 10, 2009
Storm Totals: February 5th-9th, 2009 (updated) - posted 7:46 AM
The first full week of February featured three storms that blended into each other at times. The storms left heavy rainfall in the inland valleys, welcome wet weather following a dry January. Du ...
 
February 9, 2009
Wet February Expected to Continue - posted 6:27 AM
What's turned out be a wet first half of February is predicted to continue for the next week and a half, with only brief breaks from showers and clouds. A weak storm is predicted to perhaps take ...
 
January 23, 2009
Latest January Storm Sputters - posted 8:01 AM
Despite predictions at the onset of up to three quarters of an inch, a slow-moving storm has mostly disappointed. Rain totals were near 0.05" or less in most inland communities through Friday mor ...
 
January 8, 2009
Earthquake felt in Southland - posted 8:15 PM
A earthquake rated at 4.5 on the Richter scale in magnitude was felt throughout the Southland this evening. The quake was centered 1 mile South of the city of San Bernardino. More data can be ...
 
January 2, 2009
Site Maintenance Friday Night - posted 5:45 PM
WeatherCurrents will be offline for a time Friday night between 10pm and midnight, pacific time. We are upgrading database software on the web server, and appreciate your patience while we do so.
 
Storm Totals: December 24th-25th, 2008 - posted 4:56 PM
The second of two Christmas week storms blew into town late Christmas Eve and left significant rainfall through Christmas Day, continuing a wet December. Despite being the colder of the two stor ...
 
December 30, 2008
Storm Totals: December 22nd, 2008 - posted 7:39 PM
The first official storm of winter arrived just after the solstice, and led to moderate rainfall the Monday before Christmas. Rain began late Monday morning, and continued off and on into the ev ...
 
December 26, 2008
Freeze Warning for Saturday Morning - posted 8:29 PM
A cold air mass over Southern California was helping drive temperatures down below freezing Friday night. Most inland areas were predicted to experience temperatures at or below freezing Saturday ...
 
December 21, 2008
Perris Rain Gauge Cleared Saturday, Storm Totals Corrected - posted 6:30 PM
Dirt was cleared from the Perris rain gauge on Saturday afternoon, and the rest of the rainfall from Wednesday's storm was measured. Totals for the storm were adjusted to 1.59" after an addition ...
 
December 19, 2008
Storm Totals: December 17th-18th, 2008 - posted 8:09 AM
The second strong storm of the week blew into Southern California on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving 1-2" inches of rain in most inland locations, and sprinkling some higher locations in Temescal ...
 
December 18, 2008
Frost Warning for Friday Morning - posted 9:52 PM
Temperatures near freezing coupled with dewpoints in the same range should lead to frost tomorrow in many inland communities. Frost sensitive plants should be moved indoors or otherwise protecte ...
 
Perris Rain Gauge Clogged - posted 6:18 AM
Sometime during the past storm, the Perris rain gauge became clogged. Rainfall was still slowly dribbling in Thursday as the gauge continues to drain. The rain actually took place Wednesday. Th ...
 
December 16, 2008
Storm Totals: December 15th-16th, 2008 (updated) - posted 1:53 PM
A strong, cold storm, featuring moderate to heavy rainfall followed by scattered showers, swept through Southern California Monday and Tuesday, leaving between one and three inches of rainfall in ...
 
December 11, 2008
Storm Totals: November 25th-27th, 2008 - posted 10:38 AM
Apologies for the late summarization of this storm, which spanned three days the week of Thanksgiving. The first major storm of the season hit Southern California the week of Thanksgiving. The s ...
 
November 25, 2008
Heavy Rain Expected Tuesday Night and Wednesday; Showers through Thanksgiving - posted 6:08 AM
The first significant storm since May 22nd was poised to enter the region on Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rain through Wednesday morning. The latest predictions were for between one to two in ...
 
November 24, 2008
Subtropical Tap Could Lead to Heavy Rainfall Tuesday Night and Wednesday - posted 8:47 AM
A developing storm over the Pacific was expected to tap subtropical moisture and make landfall by Tuesday night, complicating a Thanksgiving holiday week with heavy rainfall. According to recent ...
 
November 16, 2008
Triangle Complex Fire near Corona Blackens Over 10,000 Acres Saturday and Sunday - posted 10:36 AM
What started as at least two fires (the Freeway Fire and Landfill Fire) on Saturday morning is now one large wildfire (Triangle Complex) burning in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, ...
 
November 12, 2008
Storm Totals: November 9th, 2008 - posted 7:02 AM
A second weak November storm rolled through Southern California Sunday, leaving very small amounts of light rain in most inland communities. The storm was weaker than the November 4th storm, and ...
 
November 5, 2008
Storm Totals: November 4th, 2008 (updated) - posted 8:22 AM
After a drier than normal summer and early fall, and a sputtering storm last weekend, most inland communities recorded light but significant rainfall Tuesday morning. Fallbrook led the way with ...
 
November 3, 2008
Weekend Storm Spotty; Another Weak One on The Way - posted 1:42 PM
Following a storm which left some sprinkles in some inland spots and some measurable rainfall in one other, a second storm is coming Monday night and Tuesday with a greater chance of rain. There ...
 
November 1, 2008
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday - posted 12:01 PM
Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour Sunday morning, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends for 2008. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2am Sunday morning, when clocks roll back to 1 ...
 
October 13, 2008
First Santa Ana Winds of Season Predicted Monday; Fire Danger High - posted 6:14 AM
Predicted relative humidities in the teens Monday and moderate to strong offshore flow was expected to lead to high fire danger. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tu ...
 
September 21, 2008
Average Month and Season Precipitation Now Available - posted 6:33 PM
Today the climate pages for each WeatherCurrents community now have a monthly precipitation. The value for each month is based on all of the years of data for that month, up to and including the ...
 
September 20, 2008
WeatherCurrents Contributes Hourly Data From Seven More Sites to the National Weather Service - posted 7:12 PM
This week WeatherCurrents.com began contributing hourly weather reports for most of the remainder of its local communities in Riverside County to the National Weather Service. The NWS is now rec ...
 
August 26, 2008
Isolated Thunderstorms Affects Inland Communities Monday; More Coming - posted 8:05 AM
A ripple of isolated thunderstorms hit some inland communities Monday afternoon, although none of the 11 WeatherCurrents stations recorded rainfall. Rain was reported in Sun City and in Eastern ...
 
July 29, 2008
Earthquake Rattles Southern California - posted 12:27 PM
A magitude 5.4 earthquake rattled the southland at 11:42am this morning. The earthquake was centered about 3 miles west of Chino Hills. There have been no immediate reports of damage due to the q ...
 
July 20, 2008
Wildomar Weather Station Now Online - posted 4:45 PM
This afternoon the Wildomar weather station began transmitting data to the WeatherCurrents web server, and became the 12th station in the WeatherCurrents network. The addition of the Wildomar we ...
 
July 1, 2008
May 22nd Perris Tornado Had Winds of 110-120 mph - posted 6:32 AM
The National Weather Service, after a study of damage from the tornado near March Air Reserve Base in Perris on May 22nd, has rated the intensity of the tornado as EF-2, on the enhanced Fujita sc ...
 
June 18, 2008
Heat Wave Brings Inland Communities Into Triple Digits Tuesday - posted 7:47 AM
Most inland communities in Riverside County were over 100°F on Tuesday. Lake Elsinore led the way with 104.7°F, closely followed by Sun City at 104.5°F. It was the sixth day over ...
 
June 8, 2008
The Menifee Valley Weather Site is now The Menifee Weather Site - posted 11:10 AM
After residents of Menifee, Sun City and Quail Valley passed a cityhood resolution on June 3rd, the newly incorporated city containing the three communities will be called Menifee. To reflect th ...
 
May 28, 2008
Hail and Storm Photos - posted 8:08 AM
The following are photos from last week's hailstorms in the inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties. Thunderstorm cells dumped hail on Murrieta, Temecula, Sun City and Fallbrook betwe ...
 
May 27, 2008
Perris Tornado Photos - posted 8:50 AM
The following are photos from Thursday evening's tornadoes that struck the Perris Valley near March ARB. Tornadoes were also reported near the San Jacinto Valley, near or in Moreno Valley, and ne ...
 
May 26, 2008
Storm Totals: May 22nd-26th, 2008 - posted 10:16 PM
A very late season storm, featuring hail, thunderstorms and tornadoes, finally made its exit from the region on Memorial Day. The storm was the first significant rainfall in the area since March ...
 
May 23, 2008
Thursday Featured Multiple Tornados, Hailstorms, Lightning (updated, photos) - posted 7:56 AM
Thursday afternoon and evening's severe thunderstorm over Western Riverside County reportedly spawned several funnel clouds, which touched down in Perris, Moreno Valley, and near Lake Elsinore. ...
 
May 22, 2008
Tornado Hits Perris; Spawned by Severe Thunderstorms (updated, photos) - posted 5:56 PM
A tornado touched down in Perris Thursday afternoon, blocking the Interstate 215 freeway during rush hour. Radio reports indicated an overturned truck on the freeway near March Air Reserve Base, ...
 
Thunderstorm Produces Downpour Thursday - posted 2:20 PM
A chance of rain turned into a downpour in parts of Riverside and northern San Diego counties Thursday afternoon, with rain and hail reported at all eleven WeatherCurrents stations. In San Jacin ...
 
May 18, 2008
Triple Digit Weekend in Inland Valleys - posted 10:02 PM
A heat wave sent most inland communities over 100°F Saturday and Sunday, with 5 out of 11 WeatherCurrents stations above the heat bellwether. Triple digit maximum temperatures were recorded ...
 
May 17, 2008
May 16th: WeatherCurrents' First Triple Digit Day of Year - posted 12:04 PM
The first triple digit day of the year for 2008 was recorded Friday with 101.6°F at the Temecula weather station. Strong high pressure, low humidities and weak offshore flow drove maximum t ...
 
May 11, 2008
WeatherCurrents Launches Weekday Morning Audio Forecast For Inland Empire - posted 2:01 PM
As part of an expanding collaboration with Inland Empire News Radio and its web site, InlandNewsToday.com, WeatherCurrents this past week launched audio forecasts. The audio forecasts are target ...
 
May 4, 2008
Potential Storm Could Bring Light Showers or Thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday - posted 1:07 PM
A storm system is predicted to track south from Northern California along the coast and drift inland Monday night may bring a slight chance of light showers and thunderstorms in addition to cloud ...
 
Dust Devil Hits Perris Weather Station Saturday - posted 12:29 PM
At 2:25pm Saturday, WeatherCurrents' Perris weather station in eastern Perris took a direct hit from a dust devil. No damage to the station was reported, although wind gusts peaked at 49 mph. Lo ...
 
April 27, 2008
Weekend Featured Summer Days In Spring - posted 4:16 PM
The second (and probably last) heat wave of this April hit this past weekend in Southern California, with most inland areas topping 90°F both Saturday and Sunday. In many areas in Riverside ...
 
April 12, 2008
April Heat Waves - posted 6:04 PM
With this weekend's run at 90°F+ temperatures, here's a look back at some of the relatively rare April heat waves this decade. In Temecula, where WeatherCurrents has records back to August, ...
 
April 5, 2008
Weather Data Outage Affects All Sites Saturday Morning - posted 11:02 AM
A software defect at the WeatherCurrents web site led to a data outage Saturday morning. The data feeds from all 11 weather stations began to be mistakenly rejected by the web server in the 3am ...
 
April 3, 2008
First Storm of April Fizzles Out - posted 7:54 PM
Following a relatively dry March, the first storm of April fizzled, bringing only isolated showers over Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Murrieta was the wettest of the WeatherCurrents stat ...
 
March 19, 2008
Storm Totals: March 15th-16th, 2008 - posted 7:57 AM
An unusually cold (for a late season) storm interrupted what's been a mostly dry March. As a result, popcorn snow (also called graupel) and hail fell in the upper parts of the San Jacinto Valley ...
 
March 8, 2008
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 9th - posted 1:55 PM
Remember to turn clocks forward one hour this Sunday as Daylight Saving Time begins. Daylight Saving Time shifts one hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. This year in the United St ...
 
February 25, 2008
Storm Totals: February 23rd-24th, 2008 (updated) - posted 6:51 AM
Defying predictions of more than an inch of rainfall, the third storm in a wet February series ended up sending another tenth to a half of an inch of rainfall to the inland valleys of Riverside a ...
 
February 24, 2008
Rain Gauge Cleaning (photos) - posted 9:45 AM
Last month, one of the WeatherCurrents tipping bucket rain gauges (in Murrieta) became clogged, something that is an ordinary problem for rain gauges everywhere. We went out to the Murrieta stati ...
 
Valentine's Day Storm Mixes Cold, Rain and Snow (photos, updated) - posted 12:00 AM
Foothills of some inland valley locations were dusted with snow on Valentine's Day after a southern storm, originally expected to affect Baja California, came further north than predicted and dum ...
 
February 23, 2008
Storm Totals: February 21st-22nd, 2008 - posted 3:10 PM
The second of a series of three mid-February storms added more rainfall to the inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties Thursday night and Friday, with a few sprinkles lingering into ea ...
 
February 21, 2008
Storm Totals: February 20th, 2008 - posted 7:00 AM
The first of three storms expended its energy mainly to the north and the east of the inland valleys Wednesday, but still left some inland areas of Southern California wet. Some WeatherCurrents ...
 
February 14, 2008
Some Areas Receive Lots of Rain To Go With Unexpected Record Cold Thursday (updated) - posted 5:08 PM
A storm front, expected to pass by further to the south, instead was drawn up into Southern California today, leading to cold daytime conditions and a fair amount of rain in some locations. Snow ...
 
February 4, 2008
WeatherCurrents in the News: February 1st, 2008 - posted 7:42 AM
An article about the bountiful rainfall in The Temecula Valley News Friday, by Kathy Zelasko, mentioned data from several WeatherCurrents stations, including Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Pe ...
 
Storm Totals: February 3rd-4th, 2008 (updated) - posted 7:27 AM
A fast-moving storm led to steady, moderate rain through most of the inland valleys of western Riverside and northern San Diego counties on Sunday, with some showers trailing into Monday morning. ...
 
January 30, 2008
A Note on Normal-To-Date Rainfall - posted 1:19 PM
Some of the older WeatherCurrents sites display a normal-to-date rainfall reading alongside the current rainfall reading. The normal-to-date reading is calculated from actual past rainfall, from ...
 
January 28, 2008
Storm Totals: January 26th-28th, 2008 (second update) - posted 9:52 AM
The third storm in a week and the second strong storm of the month hit the inland valleys over the weekend, causing a few flooding problems. Saturated ground in many areas contributed to heavy r ...
 
January 25, 2008
Moreno Valley Weather Station Installation Begins Saturday - posted 5:23 AM
Installation of the Moreno Valley weather station is scheduled to begin Saturday, weather permitting. With some luck, most of the weather instruments will be operating by Saturday night. The hos ...
 
January 9, 2008
Storm Totals: January 4th-7th, 2008 (updated) - posted 6:57 AM
So much for the predicted dry winter. As Southern California was targeted by the jet stream for a few days, a series of fronts dumped rain and mountain snow, with the totals variable but some of ...
 
January 6, 2008
Storm Totals: January 4th-6th, 2008 - posted 5:25 PM
The first storm of the year drenched Southern California's inland valleys with between one to five inches of rain. More rain, showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two were possible Sunday nigh ...
 
January 4, 2008
Strong Storm Coming Friday Night; Heavy Rainfall Possible Through Saturday - posted 12:51 PM
A strong Pacific storm with a subtropical tap is predicted to hit the region on Friday night, with light rain possible this afternoon through this evening. As of early Friday afternoon, parts of ...
 
January 1, 2008
Top Local Weather Stories of 2007 - posted 12:16 AM
Here's our list of the top ten weather events of the past year that affected WeatherCurrents communities in western Riverside and northern San Diego counties. It was an eventful weather year, an ...
 
December 23, 2007
Storm Totals: December 20th-21st, 2007 - posted 4:13 PM
The second storm of the week left small amounts of rainfall in the inland valleys of Riverside and San Diego counties, after predictions of less than a tenth of an inch. Showers caused rain gaug ...
 
December 20, 2007
Storm Totals: December 18th-19th, 2007 - posted 9:34 AM
Another pre-winter storm visited Southern California Tuesday and Wednesday, and left between 0.05" and 0.43" in the inland valleys of Western Riverside and Northern San Diego counties. Rainfall ...
 
December 15, 2007
About Frost (updated) - posted 5:16 PM
As we enter the winter season in Southern California, the potential for morning frost returns to the coastal and inland areas as the nights and mornings get colder. Frost is actually frozen dew. ...
 
December 14, 2007
WeatherCurrents in the News: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - posted 7:15 AM
Bob Pratte's column in the Hemet edition of The Press-Enterprise Thursday morning focused on WeatherCurrents' Hemet station, run by Robert Leonard: He's So Vane
 
December 10, 2007
Tuesday Morning Brings an "Inside Slider" Storm - posted 6:29 PM
An infrequent storm from the east, termed an "inside slider", could bring cold temperatures, gusty winds, some clouds, perhaps a shower or two and an outside chance at more Tuesday. Winds from a ...
 
Updated Storm Totals: December 8th-10th, 2007 - posted 7:56 AM
A second, colder storm, coming through Saturday night and Sunday morning, added to rain totals from a wetter storm Friday and Saturday. The colder storm left additional storm totals of about a t ...
 
December 8, 2007
Snow in Some Inland Valleys Sunday Morning? - posted 5:20 PM
As forecasts and conditions shape up for a second, colder storm coming in Saturday night and Sunday morning, conditions could be ripe for a rare dusting of snowfall in some of the inland valleys ...
 
Storm Totals: December 8th-9th, 2007 - posted 12:01 PM
A pre-winter storm dropped significant rain Thursday night and Friday morning, before moving to the east. Scattered showers trailed into Saturday morning in some communities. More rain and showe ...
 
Internet Feed From Perris Down - posted 11:32 AM
Spotty internet connectivity from the location of WeatherCurrents' Perris weather station has taken down the data feed as of Friday afternoon. This is due to ongoing problems with DSL connectivi ...
 
December 2, 2007
Storm Totals: November 30th - December 1st, 2007 (updated) - posted 2:48 PM
Subtropical moisture found its way to Western Riverside and Northern San Diego Counties from Friday to Saturday mornings, and the result were some of the biggest one day rain totals recorded. Ra ...
 
November 25, 2007
Problems with WeatherCurrents Server and Sites Sunday - posted 7:56 PM
A series of issues that we think were related to internet connection problems at the web server caused problems with access and data flow to the web site Sunday afternoon and evening. Several si ...
 
November 3, 2007
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 4th - posted 12:57 PM
Sunday morning will mark the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) for this year in the United States and Canada, for those states (and provinces) that observe it. At 2 am DST, the time will be offi ...
 
October 28, 2007
Rice Canyon and Horno/Ammo Fires Contained - posted 11:20 AM
The Poomacha Fire was the only remaining fire not contained in North San Diego County Sunday morning, at 50% containment and 49,150 acres burned. Both the Rice Canyon Fire and Horno/Ammo Fires h ...
 
October 27, 2007
Rice Canyon Fire Photos - posted 4:27 PM
The following are photos from the Rice Canyon Fire, which began on October 22nd in Rainbow, and spread quickly over the Interstate 15 freeway into Fallbrook. The cause of the fire was determined ...
 
Saturday Fire Update - North San Diego and Western Riverside Counties - posted 12:48 PM
Tropical moisture in the air today, as well as partly cloudy skies, should help aid the firefighting efforts by keeping temperatures down and raising relative humidities. Air quality should conti ...
 
October 26, 2007
Friday Morning Fire Update - North San Diego and Western Riverside Counties - posted 6:56 AM
There is little updated fire information this morning on the Rice Canyon, Poomacha and Horno/Ammo Fires. One report on the Poomacha Fire indicates that the community on Palomar is still threaten ...
 
October 25, 2007
Thursday Evening Fire Update - North San Diego and Western Riverside Counties - posted 9:16 PM
As of Thursday evening, most Fallbrook residents were being allowed to return to their homes. The East Mission Road exit off of Interstate 15 remained closed, however, and the burn areas also rem ...
 
Thursday Morning Fire Update - Northern San Diego and Western Riverside Counties - posted 6:38 AM
There appears to be little change in fire conditions from last night's report. This should be another day of low-level smoke in much of North San Diego and Western Riverside counties, as the shif ...
 
October 24, 2007
Wednesday Evening Fire Update - North San Diego and Riverside Counties - posted 8:27 PM
Containment levels on all fires in Southern California increased Wednesday as the Santa Ana winds faded, but many fires remained dangerously out of control, especially in San Diego County. In Ri ...
 
Wednesday Afternoon Fire Update - North San Diego and Riverside Counties - posted 12:57 PM
Interstate 5 has reopened through Camp Pendleton, but navigation through there is reportedly tricky, and whether or not it stays open depends on conditions from the Ammo Fire, which has burned 7, ...
 
Fire Map From San Diego County Emergency Services - posted 7:01 AM
Please see the 4:30am briefing map, which we've rehosted from the sdcountyemergency.com, for a visual description of the fires in San Diego County.
 
Wednesday Morning Fire Update - North San Diego and Western Riverside Counties (updated 7:28am) - posted 6:12 AM
We will update this story through 8am as new information becomes available. The Interstate 15 freeway is reportedly open between Temecula and Escondido Wednesday morning. It has been alternating ...
 
October 23, 2007
Tuesday Evening Fire Update - North San Diego and Western Riverside Counties (updated 9:00pm) - posted 7:54 PM
Reports of 500 homes destroyed in the Rice Canyon Fire this morning were apparently too high. The most recent reports estimate the fire at 7,500 acres, 10% containment, 206 homes tragically destr ...
 
Photos of Wind Damage From San Jacinto Sandstorm - posted 11:26 AM
The following photos were captured by Becky Griffith in the San Jacinto area, Monday morning following Sunday evening's sandstorm.
 
Google Maps Fire Trackers - posted 10:27 AM
There are several trackers for Southern California fires out there. Here are some: San Diego County Fires Another Look at San Diego County Fires Broader Map Showing Current Southern C ...
 
Tuesday Morning Fire Update - posted 6:14 AM
The morning after a tragic day of fires and wind damage in Southern California, major fires were still burning in Fallbrook, in the San Diego area, in Orange County and in the San Bernardino moun ...
 
October 22, 2007
San Jacinto Weather Station Damaged in Sunday Sandstorm (updated) - posted 2:43 PM
Damaging winds estimated at 80 mph or more Sunday evening have rendered some of the San Jacinto weather instruments inoperable. According to an on-site report, the anemometer is clogged with san ...
 
High Winds Cause Damage (photos) - posted 10:18 AM
Strong Santa Ana winds caused widespread damage in the San Jacinto and Temecula Valleys overnight. Damage included many uprooted and snapped trees, as well as leaves and trash everywhere. In Sa ...
 
October 20, 2007
Red Flag Warning Posted For Sunday through Tuesday: Extreme Fire Danger - posted 11:07 AM
The National Weather Service has posted a red flag warning for Sunday morning through Tuesday morning, indicating extreme fire danger. At the coast, a fire weather watch was in effect. Offshore ...
 
October 15, 2007
Storm Totals: October 13th, 2007 - posted 7:19 AM
A mild storm, the second of the fall, left measurable rainfall in nearly all inland communities Saturday morning. Substantial rainfall was recorded in Lake Elsinore, where 0.33" was recorded. La ...
 
October 3, 2007
Storm Totals: September 28th - posted 3:02 PM
An early season storm mostly missed Riverside and San Diego counties last Friday, leading to some rain in spots and not in others. Generally, a storm from a week earlier led to more rainfall. F ...
 
September 25, 2007
Ground Shakes During Small Earthquake Felt Throughout Area Tuesday - posted 3:49 PM
A small earthquake registering 3.9 on the Richter scale was felt through much of the forecast area Tuesday afternoon. The quake occurred at 3:38pm and was centered about 8 miles WNW of Lake Elsin ...
 
September 23, 2007
Late Summer Storm Sputters Inland - posted 9:56 PM
A cutoff low produced scattered showers across the region Thursday through its exit Sunday. Although up to half an inch of rainfall was predicted, most areas received significantly less, and the ...
 
September 5, 2007
Moisture From Henriette to Miss Southern California - posted 7:38 PM
Remnants of the latest Pacific Ocean hurricane, Henriette, were predicted to miss Southern California as they enter the United States on Thursday. After crossing the Gulf of California and hitt ...
 
September 3, 2007
Another Spout Near Lake Elsinore Sunday (corrected) - posted 10:39 AM
Following a possible mini-tornado on Friday, thunderstorms brought at least one more funnel cloud to Lake Elsinore Sunday afternoon. There were no reports of the tornado touching down, although ...
 
September 2, 2007
Sunday Morning Earthquake Registered Magnitude 4.7; Centered between Lake Elsinore and Corona - posted 10:46 PM
At 10:29am this morning, Riverside and Orange counties were briefly shook by an earthquake along the Elsinore fault. The earthquake registered magnitude 4.7 on the Richter Scale. See the USGS rep ...
 
Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave Rivals Record Heat Last July (corrected) - posted 4:33 PM
Five consecutive days of scorching temperatures in late August and early September of this year are rivaling the record heat wave of July, 2006, and punctuating an otherwise relatively mild summe ...
 
August 31, 2007
Severe Thunderstorm Damages Roof in Lake Elsinore Friday (updated with photo) - posted 9:29 PM
CBS News has reported that heavy winds from a fast-moving severe thunderstorm damaged a shopping center roof and downed power lines near Lakeshore Drive and Diamond Drive in Lake Elsinore early ...
 
August 27, 2007
Lunar Eclipse Visible Tuesday Morning - posted 12:43 PM
A full eclipse of the Moon will happen early Tuesday morning, August 28th, 2007. With mostly clear skies predicted, those willing to stay up very late or set their alarm clocks for after midnight ...
 
August 26, 2007
Perris Installation Completed; Internet Access Spotty - posted 10:34 PM
The Perris installation was completed Saturday, August25th, but continuing problems with internet access at the location are still causing issues. The reliability of the internet connection has ...
 
Thunderstorms Register Rainfall Inland Sunday - posted 10:29 PM
Some of the remnants of former Hurricane Dean, combined with other monsoonal moisture, led to thunder and lightning and spotty rainfall across the inland valleys Sunday morning and afternoon. Som ...
 
August 18, 2007
Perris Internet Connection Problems - posted 11:05 AM
Due to what appears to be an unreliable internet connection, the Perris weather feed has been down for several days. We are working on getting the problem resolved so we can provide a reliable f ...
 
August 4, 2007
Perris Installation in Progress - posted 11:17 PM
Some weather data from Perris went live Saturday on WeatherCurrents.com as the installation progressed. By the end of the day, only rainfall and wind were not yet working. Work will continue to ...

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