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Winter's Arrival Much Like A Pleasant Fall Day

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You'd think with all the winter weather we've been having of late, that the day winter officially arrives, there would be something. . .snow, more heavy rain, cold winds, something that would be more winterish than what we've got on this Sunday. The truth is, cold temperatures still abound, although this should be one of the nicer days in about the last ten. It will in fact be somewhat frosty out there, with below freezing temperatures to start today in most desert and some inland valley MicroClimate communities. Once the sun gets going, you'll have some high clouds in advance of the next storm system.

The reason San Diego has been getting socked with such wet weather is that the jet stream is pointed right at Southern California - and has been for a week. The jet stream directs the storm track, and as these storms have been tracking right over San Diego's skies, you've seen the effects. Until this jet stream travels farther north once again (or is pointed at Northern California or the Pacific Northwest instead of us), you're going to continue to have unsettled weather.

Which brings us to this week. There are a couple of low pressure systems on the way to San Diego county. . .one of those will be arriving during the day on Monday to bring rainfall (and mountain snow) once again. Rainfall amounts aren't expected to be as heavy as last week, and the snowfall level will start out around 5500 feet before dropping to 4000 feet on Tuesday. It still looks as though we'll have a break in the action until Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, when another storm is on the way. The computer forecast models have been a little more wishy-washy about this second storm this week, so I'd wait to see more about what's coming until we get closer to midweek. But for now, winter's official as of today!
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