Thursday, February 24, 2011

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (February 24)

On This Date In California Weather History....

2008: High surf of 15 feet struck the beaches on this day and on 2.25, causing damage on the Ocean Beach pier.

2005: This day marked the end of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which started on 2.18.
This also occurred on 1.13-19.1993, 2.14-20.1980, and 12.22-28.1971.

2001: A tornado hit Orange causing damage to a warehouse, six structures, fences, and telephone wires.

1998: El NiƱo continued.
Another storm hit Southern California on 2.23 and on this day bringing two to five inches of rainfall.
On this day 3.00 inches of precipitation fell in Victorville, the greatest daily amount on record.
Two died and two were injured.
The storm caused $100 million estimated damage, power outages, catastrophic and widespread flooding, damage to hundreds of homes, numerous evacuations and swift water rescues, landslides, mud slides, and sink holes, damage to roads, bridges, and railroads, and loss of livestock and crops.
On this day a tornado hit Huntington Beach causing property damage and a power outage.
A roof traveled one quarter mile. On this day a waterspout was observed off Mission Beach.
Strong and widespread storm winds blew 40 to 60 mph, knocking down trees and power lines.
High surf combined with high tides caused coastal damage and several homes were destroyed in San Diego County.

1997: Mono Winds blew across Mariposa and Madera Counties knocking a down a number of trees falling on houses in Bass Lake and near Oakhurst and resulting in the closure of Highway 41 north of Oakhurst.
A houseboat on Lake McClure capsized due to rough waves.

1997: Heavy rain that started on 2.23 and ended on this day caused widespread flooding in coastal cities and the Inland Empire.
Homes were stranded in De Luz.
Cliff erosion occurred in Del Mar and Solana Beach.
One to two feet of snow fell at 6000 feet and three to four feet of snow above 7000 feet.
Trees and power lines were downed.

1987: A winter storm drops 6 inches of snow on Lebec (Kern County).

1987: Heavy snow that started on 2.22 and ended on this day brought the following snowfall totals: 22 inches at Cuyamaca, 12 to 17 inches in the San Bernardino Mountains (17 inches at Big Bear Lake), six inches in Pine Valley, three inches at Lake Morena.
Four inches fell in one hour at Lake Hughes.
Snow pellets piled up in coastal areas with two to three inches at Huntington Beach, and measurable at the San Diego Bay front.
Schools closed in mountain areas.
Tornadoes and waterspouts were reported in the Huntington Beach area.
Cold air arrived on 2.22 and dropped low temperatures below 40° at San Diego for three consecutive days, the coldest stretch since 1978.

1986: A heat wave produced a 94° reading in LA, the hottest February day on record.

1983: Heavy rain that started on this day and ended on 2.28 brought extensive street flooding.
Damage to 30 cars and an apartment building occurred in Anaheim.
This day marked the start of 11 consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Idyllwild, which ended on 3.6.

1971: A tornado was reported ten miles east of Brown Field on Otay Mesa, near Mt. San Miguel.
At least six funnel clouds were reported in Chula Vista, Brown Field, and San Ysidro.
A waterspout was reported off Imperial Beach.

1969: 36.0 inches of snow fell at Bridgeport.

1969: Heavy snow in the mountains that began on 2.20 and ended on 2.25 brought snow depths approaching the greatest depths on record.
9.25 inches of liquid precipitation was recorded at Forest Falls on this day.
A two-day total of 11.13 inches fell in Big Bear Lake on this day and on 2.25.
6.00 inches fell in Palomar Mountain on this day, the greatest daily amount on record for February.
Strong storm winds caused outages of telephone service, power, and gas.
It rained 3.55 inches in Santa Ana on this day, the greatest daily total for February, and the second greatest on record.
Five to 15 inches of rain hit the lowlands from 2.22 to 2.25.
Heavy rain starting on 2.16 ended on 2.26.
Up to 30 inches of precipitation fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 13 inches was recorded northwest of Mt. San Jacinto, around ten inches at Banning, less than one inch in eastern Coachella Valley.
The death and destruction continued from the previous month.
21 died from flooding and mud slides all over California.
An entire family was killed in Mt. Baldy Village when a mud slide hit their home.
Extensive damage hit crops, farmland and livestock.
Creeks around Yucaipa all left their banks and substantial flooding occurred to residences and businesses.
In the upper desert farmlands became lakes and more than 100 homes along the Mojave River were damaged.
Roads and bridges recently repaired from previous month's damage either washed out or were destroyed again.

1943: Heavy rainstorms hit the San Bernardino Mountains and Inland Empire starting on 2.21 and ending on this day.
For the stormy period Lake Arrowhead received 13.36 inches and Perris 4.87 inches.
Damage was light because of recent work done on flood channels.

1941: Fresno received 0.48" of precipitation in just 5 minutes!

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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