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Mixed Weather for La Mesa in April: Heat, Wind, and 0.58” Rain

After several days of unseasonably high temperatures and strong Santa Ana winds, sunset on May Day (May 1st) in La Mesa looks and feels more like one from mid to late summer.
After several days of unseasonably high temperatures and strong Santa Ana winds, sunset on May Day (May 1st) in La Mesa looks and feels more like one from mid to late summer.
April was filled with highs and lows weather-wise for La Mesa, beginning with warmer than expected temperatures, then settling with sprits of rain, and finally wrapping with an unusual spell of heat and wind not uncommon to late summer or early autumn. The city remains significantly behind its normal precipitation expectations, now with a greater than 9-inch deficit with no short-term indication of correction. Climatic, long-term forecasts predict a resurgence of the El Niño effect in late 2014 and early 2015, which should (at least according to past El Niño effects on the region) bring relief in that regard. Unfortunately, this will be too late to prevent a dry and dangerous fire season and possible water-conservation efforts in the more immediate future.


Short-term forecast (May 1st through 8th): After continued warmth through the first weekend in May, conditions will gradually stabilize to seasonal norms beginning Monday, May 5th, with daytime highs in the lows 70s and overnight lows in the mid 50s. No new opportunities for precipitation are forecast for the first full week of the month.

NOTE TO READERS:
This serves as the final monthly submission to “La Mesa Weather” blog. Daily observing and reporting continue uninterrupted as part of this station’s ongoing service and commitment to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) community-maintained Mesonet. Please visit Station Pabloco and any of its corresponding data pages (assembled by NWS, MesoWest, CWOP, Wunderground, and WeatherBug) for future data. Questions related specifically to equipment maintained or conditions observed via this station should be addressed directly to Stationmaster Paul Richmond. Many thanks for your interest and appreciation of collected data published to this medium since 2010.

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