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7.10: Local Conditions in the San Diego Region

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    Local Conditions in San Diego region

    • In San Diego, we have a temperate thermocline, which is weak in the winter and fairly strong in the summer.
    • During El Niño years we may get a strong thermocline all year.
    • California's weather patterns are cyclical on multi-year periods of rain and drought.

    Figure 7.32 shows California's annual precipitation 1895 to 2014. As of fall, 2015, California has currently experienced the worst drought in the period records have been recorded.

    California's precipitation history California ocean themperatures 2000
    Figure 7.32. California's precipitation history. Figure 7.33. SoCal ocean temperatures (5/30/2000).
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