Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (December 29)

On This Date In California Weather History.....

2004: A storm wind of 58 mph was measured at Lindbergh Field from the south, the strongest December wind on record. 2.10 inches of rain fell in Borrego Springs, the greatest daily amount on record for December.

1997: Gusts of more that 60 mph were measured at Santa Ana.

1993: Dense fog, with visibilities as low as 50 feet, resulted in the death of a driver of a pick-up truck that collided with the rear of a milk truck near Hanford.

1992: 24.1 inches of snow fell at Virginia City.

1992: A tornado in San Clemente caused property damage.

1991: Back to back storms that started on 12.27 and ended on this day dropped two to seven inches of rainfall at lower elevations.
Flooding of low lying areas, mud slides, and closed highways resulted.

A week of subfreezing temperatures hit Southern California starting on 12.24 and ending on 12.30.
Five died as a result of the cold.

1987: Cold front produced heavy snow over the Sierra from the 28th-29th: 34" at Grant Grove and 37.5" at Lodgepole (Tulare Co.).

1973 — Strong winds caused damage in the Reno area.
A motel that was under construction lost its roof.
Nine house trailers were knocked off of their foundations.

1965: A warm storm of torrential rains also melted mountain snow from this day to 12.31.
One report said more than 13 inches fell in 24 hours at Mt. Baldy.
Nearly 9 inches did fall in Lake Arrowhead, and 1.5 to three inches in the coastal lowlands.
One drowned in Lytle Creek.
Disastrous flooding and debris flows occurred in the Lytle Creek and Scotland communities, Baldy Village, and in Waterman Canyon.
Two boys were rescued from the Santa Ana River in Colton.
Numerous roads were washed out in the high desert and the mountains.

1963: The high temperature was 88° in San Diego, the highest temperature on record for December.

1931: Heavy rains hit the San Bernardino Mountains.
Waterman and East Twin Creeks were raging torrents, causing several mudslides and washing several cabins from their foundations.
Thirteen mudslides were noted along Rim of the World Drive.

1891: A period of very cold weather started on 12.23 and ended on 12.30.
San Diego pools had ice 0.5 inch thick on the surface and ice one inch thick formed on oranges on trees in Mission Valley.

1879: 4.23 inches of rain fell in San Diego in 48 hours starting on this day and ending on 12.30, the heaviest storm in 30 years.

1852: An extensive flood inundated the sparsely-populated Carson Valley, NV.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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