Wednesday, April 28, 2010

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (April 28)

On This Date In California Weather History...

2005: Severe thunderstorms in the afternoon hours dropped hail as large as 1.25 inches in diameter in Kings County damaging crops, including 20 percent of the cherry crop.
In Parlier, 3.57" of rain fell and a number of streets were flooded in Fresno.
North of Visalia a funnel cloud was spotted and photographed.

2004: It was 85° in Idyllwild, the highest temperature on record for April.
This also occurred the previous day on 4.27 and on 4.3.1961.

1999: Heavy thunderstorm rains reduced visibility on I-10 between Fontana and Colton and caused 57 traffic accidents involving 212 vehicles.
81 were injured.
Property damage and costs of emergency services were estimated at more than $1 million.

1983: The Angels' home game at Anaheim Stadium against the Detroit Tigers was rained out.

1980: The Padres' home game against the Atlanta Braves was rained out at (then) Jack Murphy Stadium.
This also occurred the next day on 4.29.1980.

1962: Wind gusts of 45 to 60 mph near Mojave caused blowing sand that dropped visibility, halted traffic and causing some damage to vehicles.

1960: Heavy rain that began on 4.27 ended on this day (in Southern California).
One drowning death and three traffic deaths resulted.
Flooding closed highways.

1948: A severe dust storm struck Kern County described as "the worst ever" at the time on record.
Visibility was near zero throughout the day.
Crop damage was extensive and there were numerous traffic accidents.
Bakersfield had sustained south-southeast winds of 40 mph.

Source: NWS Hanford & San Diego

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