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'Winter' Weather Hits San Diego County

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A band of light to moderate rain swept across coastal and valley areas of San Diego County early Monday at the same time as snow fell in the mountains, prompting meteorologists to issue a travel warning.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the mountain areas above 4,500 feet until noon Monday, saying two to four inches of snow accumulation was likely.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will make travel difficult. Among the areas included in the advisory were Cuyamaca, Mount Laguna and Ranchita.

"Residents and travelers into the mountains should be prepared for hazardous driving conditions due to slick roads," an NWS advisory said. "If possible, carry chains and take extra food and clothing."

Mountain areas this morning were also subject to sustained southwest winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 mph.

—City News Service

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