Tuesday, April 26, 2011

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (April 26)

On This Date In California Weather History....

2008: A strong dust devil developed in Montclair, causing damage to several large tents at Montara Elementary School.
14 were injured.

2004: Record highs for April were set.
On this day it was 103° at the Wild Animal Park and 100° at Yorba Linda.
On 4.27 it was 85° at Idyllwild.

1995: The San Joaquin Valley Weather Forecast Office in Hanford is dedicated.

Strong thunderstorms over the south end of the San Joaquin Valley spawned three funnel clouds in a 30-minute period near Bakersfield.

1994: A strong thunderstorm produced large hail up to 0.75 inch in diameter from San Dimas to Ontario.
A section of I-215 closed as a result.
A waterspout was observed 11 miles southwest of Camp Pendleton.

1967: An F1 tornado touched down about a quarter mile southwest of Madera and lasted on the ground for about 10 minutes where it damaged homes, barns and a school and overturned a car.
The funnel that later became this tornado was photographed by a Madera resident.

1955: 15.0 inches of snow fell at Tahoe City.

1926: Warmest low temperature ever in Fresno, 68 degrees.

1893: Latest freeze ever in Bakersfield, 32 degrees.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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