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Cold storm drops temperatures in San Diego County, with rain, snow

Courtesy of Julian Chamber of Commerce
Snow lines the streets of Julian, Calif. Feb. 24, 2022.

Isolated snow and rain showers are expected to diminish Thursday morning as a cold winter storm moves east and out of San Diego County.

Winds are expected to ease, clearing skies and bringing cold temperatures. Frost and freeze warnings are in effect throughout Southern California, including in the San Diego valleys, desert and coastal areas, and are expected to last through Thursday and Friday morning.

In Mount Laguna, snowfall totals reached 14 inches and at Birch Hill in Palomar Mountain, snowfall totals reached 13 inches on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.


Pine Valley reported 2.57 inches of rain on Wednesday. At Descanso Reservoir, 1.98 inches of rain were reported.

Records low temperatures were recorded in Ramona and Idyllwild on Tuesday. It was 53 degrees in Ramona. The previous record low was 54 set in 2019. It was 34 degrees in Idyllwild. The previous record low was 35 in 2018.

Drier and warmer conditions are expected to develop today and continue into early next week.