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Sunshine Gardens, Encinitas shops work to recover from flood

Flooding from heavy rain reaches the driveway and halfway up the windows of the Sunshine Gardens property in Encinitas on Friday, April 10. (Sunshine Gardens photo)

Julia Shapero

April 24, 2020

Sunshine Gardens and other Encinitas businesses suffered severe damage the weekend of April 10 after the San Diego region experienced unusually high rainfall. Despite the losses, the nursery and North County Olive Oil have been able to reopen. San Dieguito Tennis Club is assessing mudslide damage.

Encinitas receives nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours Friday

A swollen Escondido Creek flows west through Olivenhain toward San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff as nonstop rain flooded Encinitas and the region Friday afternoon, April 10. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig)

North Coast Current

April 10, 2020

Encinitas recorded nearly 5 inches of rain in 24 hours as of 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, as a low-pressure system parked over Southern California drenched the region over the past several days.

Encinitas sports, park facilities closed as rain returns

Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

December 4, 2019

All but one of Encinitas’ city sports fields and Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park are closed as another storm rolls across San Diego County.

Repairs underway on train tracks affected by Del Mar bluff failure

A Coaster commuter train travels along the coast of Del Mar. (Autumn Sky Photography, iStock Getty Images)

North Coast Current

November 30, 2019

Heavy rains over the Thanksgiving holiday led to a coastal bluff failure just feet from railroad tracks in Del Mar, authorities reported Nov. 29.

Respite from recent rains opens window for painted ladies

A painted lady butterfly rests on a native sage plant in the front yard of an Encinitas home on Thursday, March 14. (Photo by Roman S. Koenig, North Coast Current)

Roman S. Koenig

March 14, 2019

A swarm of travelers is riding in on light Santa Ana winds along the North Coast following this winter’s record rainfall. Painted lady butterflies, which have been observed in spots throughout the county over the past few weeks, have arrived in even more numbers in Encinitas and surrounding communities.

Encinitas receives nearly 2 inches of rain in 24-hour period

Rain. (Pete Nowicki, Unsplash)

North Coast Current

February 14, 2019

Encinitas saw just under 2 inches of rain Feb. 13-14 as an atmospheric river of subtropical moisture blended with a colder northern system that drenched Southern California.

2 a.m. Sunday temps hit mid to high 80s along North Coast

North Coast Current

September 3, 2017

Encinitas’ nighttime low temperature as of 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, was 85 degrees as remnants of tropical depression Lidia headed for the San Diego region, according to readings reported by The Weather Channel.

Repairs continue on rain-damaged roads in Encinitas

North Coast Current

March 2, 2017

Encinitas commutes are slowly getting back to normal as the city repairs roads damaged by nearly 3 inches of rain Feb. 26-27.

El Niño storms bring significant rain at the start of the year

North Coast Current

January 8, 2016

Encinitas and its coastal and inland neighbors experienced significant rainfall thanks to a series of El Niño related storms this week, according to National Weather Service figures. The storms during the first week of 2016 caused considerable flooding through San Diego County and led to severe bl...

Storm could bring good dousing this week

North County coastal and inland communities could see an inch or more of rain now through Wednesday thanks to a northern storm system with a southern boost, according to the National Weather Service. (stock.xchng photo)

North Coast Current

November 30, 2014

North County coastal and inland communities could see an inch or more of rain now through Wednesday thanks to a northern storm system with a southern boost, according to the National Weather Service. Residents can expect winds of 10 to 25 mph during the storm, which is receiving a charge of subtropi...

Weather warning issued for beaches

North Coast Current

August 20, 2014

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather statement Aug. 20 for North County beaches, warning of potential beach lightning strikes. It's the second time this month that the Weather Service has issues such a warning for local beaches. The warning extends to beaches in south San Die...

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