There's no rest from the series of Pacific storms that have been battering San Diego County.
Rain started falling along the San Diego coastline early Friday morning and continued all day around the county. Scattered showers were forecast for Friday according to the National Weather Service and unusually high surf could cause local beach erosion and coastal flooding. Hail and rain fell intermittently downtown throughout the day.
There is a winter storm warning in effect above 4,500 feet until 6 p.m. Friday. Snow fell as low as Pine Valley on Friday morning. Eight to 12 inches were expected before it lets up.. Laguna Mountain Lodge sent pictures Friday before 8 a.m. reporting nine inches had fallen. Chains are required at 4000'. All Julian School District and Mountain Empire School District elementary, junior and high schools were closed Friday.
The ground is saturated after four days of rain and as a result, trees are falling all around the County on roadways, cars and even houses. In La Jolla, Bird Rock residents found a large tree uprooted along Avenida Cresta on Thursday. The tree took a huge chunk of lawn with it. No one was injured.
Flooding in Mission Valley closed the Fashion Valley Transit Center. Drivers can not access the south entrance of Fashion Valley Mall, Fashion Valley Road or Avenida Del Rio. The San Diego River has overflowed its banks as it typically does in heavy rains.
In Sorrento Valley, a business owner captured home video of street flooding on Roselle Street Thursday afternoon. Alias Alyashi said the flooding was unlike any he's seen in his nine years at that location. The water came from nearby storm channel which quickly overflowed from the heavy rains.
In Del Mar, lifeguards reported a dozen car rescues within 24 hours. “The conditions have been wild,” Mark Rathsam with the City of Del Mar Lifeguards said Thursday. “Started off in the morning with a lot flooding, rain and then the winds picked up, got real windy, a lot of trees going down, clogged drains, sandbagging, that kind of thing.”
Passengers who were stranded at Lindbergh Field after dozens of flights were canceled Thursday are getting to their destinations after flights resumed Friday morning.
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