Did you know???...
Palomar Mountain is the wettest place in San Diego County. The annual rainfall on Palomar Mountain September 30, 2018 to October 1, 2019 (NOAA National Weather Service Year) was 44.36 inches at the Weather Station near the Observatory. Annual average rainfall is 35 inches (1971-2001) per DPLU GIS. The San Diego County Flood Control District has 3 rain gauges on the mountain, Observatory, State Park Road Station, and Birch hill. These units are very accurate devices that are recalculated often. The National Weather Service and the County Flood Control gauges at the Observatory have recorded the same rainfall. The Flood Control gauges at the State Park Road Station and the Birch Hill locations are very similar in recorded rainfall. Note: Previous years have confirmed there is a notable difference between the State Park/Birch Hill stations and the Observatory. Example: This year 44.36 inches was recorded at the Observatory and 58.73 inches at the Birch Hill location (Yes that is almost 5 feet of rain).
The Birch Hill rain gauge is located at The Lodge.
Palomar Mountain Rain Birch Hill Sensor link below https://sandiego.onerain.com/sensor.php?site_id=92&device_id=1&view_id=2
This vintage postcard and stamp depict the Palomar Observatory,
dedicated 71 years ago August 30, 1948.
At the time of its dedication in 1948, Palomar Observatory housed the Hale Telescope, which was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
This amazing machine is still in operation and hosts astronomers and visitors from around the world.
Be sure to visit Palomar Observatory on your journey to Palomar Mountain
along the Highway to the Stars!
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ITS TIME TO SPRING FORWARD!!!
Daylight saving time begins 2 AM Sunday, March 10 2019
If you are hoping to visit Palomar Mountain February 23, 24 and beyond, you will have to have chains. Today over 500 drivers were were turned away by CHP officers. Our CHP is stopping ALL vehicles to make sure they have chains installed before coming up to Palomar Mountain. Even 4WD vehicles must carry chains. The roads have been a mess with unprepared visitors creating gridlock. We are so thankful that the CHP is staffing officers and enforcing the law. Please do not come to Palomar Mountain unless you have tire chains and know how to install them. We are a tiny mountain community with few resources...Please be respectful and safe!
The last series of wet storms brought many inches of rain and high winds to Palomar Mountain! Palomar Mountain experienced trees down, heavy rain melting the snow from previous storms causing rock and landslides. A new series of colder storms are headed our way lasting off and on through the week. El Niño conditions are here. It's either feast or famine when it comes to weather in Southern California!! Forecasters are predicting El Niño conditions to last into the spring.