A spell of sticky, unsettled summer weather brought scattered cloudbursts, high winds, thunderstorms and a couple of precipitation records to the San Diego area Tuesday.
The milestone rainfall tallies for the date, according to the National Weather Service, included 1.52 inches in Alpine, exceeding the prior figure of 0.11 recorded in 1992; and 0.07 in Chula Vista, surpassing the prior figure of 0.03 logged in 1928.
Vista, meanwhile, matched its modest prior Aug. 1 record of 0.01, set in 1963.
Other moisture totals included 0.42 in Skyline Ranch; 0.35 in Rainbow; 0.21 in Ramona; 0.2 in Flinn Springs; 0.12 in Barona; and 0.02 in La Mesa, the weather service reported.
The stormy weather — courtesy of the monsoonal atmosphere out of northern Mexico — also generated several hundred cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, along with wind gusts up to 70 mph, meteorologists said.
Similar local conditions are expected Wednesday.
–City News Service
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