An Unpredictable Quote About Predictability In San Diego Weather

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So… here is the quote,

When people expect me to go right, I’ll go left. I’m unpredictable.
Paula Abdul

Who woulda’ thunk we would quote Paula Abdul?

Now for something predictable – San Diego weather.

The folks at SaveOnEnergy.com did a study about who has the most predictable.

Here are their results:

Cities with the Most Predictable Weather

1. Honolulu, Hawaii

By far the most populated city in Hawaii, Honolulu also has the most predictable weather. The variation in temperature is probably the most impressive factor of this Hawaiian paradise, with the average temperature 78 degrees. Sunny days are a common occurrence with the sun shining 69 percent of the time and although it precipitates 154 days a year on average, the total rainfall is 17 inches on average.

2. Oxnard, California

Oxnard is also notably predictable for temperature stability. Second to Honolulu, the temperature rarely deviates from the average of 60.8 degrees. One area where Oxnard has shown variation from the norm is wind, which on average was blowing at 6 mph but reached sustained wind speeds of 48 mph in 2011.

3. Chula Vista, California

Despite a relatively high precipitation deviation within the top 10 contenders, Chula Vista has the lowest wind variance. The deviation in precipitation is the second highest amongst the top 10, second only to San Francisco.

4. Salinas, California

Although the deviation in precipitation was relatively high, the steady numbers across temperature and wind helped keep Salinas ranking fourth. The proximity to the Monterey Bay could explain the uncertainty in rainfall.

5. San Diego, California

Only eight miles from Chula Vista, San Diego saw half as much variation in precipitation. San Diego also had a notably higher deviation of temperature from Chula Vista, which could be explained by the distance between San Diego’s weather equipment and the ocean, about 4 miles. Chula Vista’s weather data is measured at the Imperial Beach Naval landing field, only a mile to the ocean.

6. Thousand Oaks, California

Despite being more than 160 miles from San Diego, Thousand Oaks saw very similar deviations in temperature and wind. Thousand Oaks did however see substantially more variation in rainfall compared with San Diego.

7. San Francisco, California

You may be surprised to see San Francisco on the same weather related list as Hawaii and Southern California. What may not be surprising is San Francisco ranks highest within the top 10 for wind and rain deviation, but its moderate temperature variations kept San Francisco in top 10 contention.

8. Irvine, California

Coming in a close second to Honolulu for deviation in rainfall, Irvine recorded only 8.37 inches of rain for the 2016 calendar year. Alongside the other top 10 cities for predictable weather, Irvine is tied with Huntington Beach for temperature deviation at 5.52 degrees.

9. Torrance, California

This Los Angeles suburb saw slightly more wind deviation from Irvine and Huntington Beach, its close neighbors. Torrance’s location on a map might offer some explanation as it’s exposed to wind while its neighbors to the south may have protection from Santa Catalina Island.

10. Huntington Beach, California

Being only 15 miles from Irvine, you might not be surprised to see the variations in weather patterns the same for both cities. Interestingly enough however, Huntington Beach has considerably more variation in rainfall.