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Pacific Storm Prompts Coastal Water Advisory In San Diego

Rain falls in Downtown San Diego, Jan. 9 2018.

Photo by Matthew Bowler

Above: Rain falls in Downtown San Diego, Jan. 9 2018.

Powerful Pacific Storm Brings Heavy Rain To San Diego


Alex Tardy, meteorologist, National Weather Service


UPDATE: 12:15 p.m., Jan. 9, 2017

A Pacific storm that hit San Diego Monday and will continue to bring heavy rain and gusty winds in the next few days has prompted a 72-hour general advisory for coastal waters and beach closures.

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health warns swimmers, surfers and other ocean users to stay out of the water for 72 hours. The rain may cause increasing bacteria levels in the region's bodies of water.

All coastal beaches and all of Mission Bay and San Diego Bay should be avoided.

The Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Border Field State Park will be closed due to sewage-contaminated flows from the Tijuana River entering the United States.

The National Weather Service warns drivers about expected puddles, windswept debris on roadways and poor visibility.

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Several rain-related traffic incidents have been reported in the San Diego region.

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