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Weather in the summer months?

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Weather in the summer months?

Can anyone tell me what the weather is like in the summer months in Escondido?

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1. Re: Weather in the summer months?

Hot. But not humid.

weather.yahoo.com/climo/USCA0356_f.html…

Edited: 10:37 am, March 30, 2012
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2. Re: Weather in the summer months?

As Escondido is inland and not on the coast, it doesn't benefit as much from the moderating influence of the ocean, therefore it gets higher high temperatures and lower low temperatures, than, for example, Oceanside which nearby but is right on the coast. At the moment I am typing this, it is 60 at our house in San Diego, and intellicast shows 41 for Escondido. If by "summer months" you mean July, the average temperatures in Escondido for July are 89 for the afternoon high and 61 for the nightly low. The record high there is 112, and that happened in 2006, but it's not often it gets that hot. It doesn't get as hot as Palm Springs or Phoenix, but it does get hotter than the coastal towns, and being so far inland, Escondido does not benefit much from the cooling ocean breezes. Being further away from the ocean, Escondido is more sunny and less likely to experience fog and/or the "June Gloom" cloud cover that is common on the coast. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly called the Wild Animal Park) is in San Pasqual, near Escondido, and it is pretty hot there in the summer. Close to Escondido is Palomar Mountain, which is cooler than Escondido because of its elevation of 5500 feet. So if it's a hot day in Escondido, you could escape the heat by going up the mountain or over to the coast at Oceanside or Carlsbad.

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3. Re: Weather in the summer months?

Thank you for the wonderful reply. That pretty much covers everything I wanted to know. I am relocating to San Pasqual area and was wondering how warm it gets there. We will be near the Wild Animal Park so I guess it will be on the warm side in the summer. Thanks again.

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4. Re: Weather in the summer months?

You're welcome. Yes, San Pasqual gets pretty hot in the summer. Nothing like the deserts such as Palm Springs, El Centro, Yuma, Phoenix, or Death Valley. But still pretty hot, since San Pasqual is fairly distant from the ocean, thus doesn't benefit much from the cooling effect of the ocean. But - as RamblinSal mentioned, when it's hot there it's dry heat, fairly low in humidity, nothing like the eastern half of the United States which is humid and miserable in the summer. In July and August, the "monsoonal flow" or North American Monsoon may affect San Diego County, as warm humid air travels north from the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) and results in humid days with thunderstorms in the nearby mountains in the late afternoons and evenings. But that doesn't happen every day, only when the "monsoonal flow" is prevailing. When the infamous "Santa Ana conditions" are prevailing, where a large high-pressure system sits over the entire southwestern U.S. and rotates clockwise, that pushes hot, dry desert air into southern California, resulting in the infamous "Santa Ana winds" that fan any wildfires. But that type of weather is more common in September, October and November. In the winter, San Pasqual may rarely drop below 40 degrees, unless an unusually cold winter storm arrives. The whole area is known for growing citrus and avocadoes, which are sensitive to cold, and they are mostly grown on hillsides rather than on valley floors, because cold air sinks to the valley floors.

Edited: 8:12 pm, March 30, 2012
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