Monday, January 23, 2012

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (January 23)

2008: Wrightwood received 24 to 38 inches of new snow from this day to 1.25. Interstate 15 and Hwy 138 were closed.
Three were killed in avalanches at Mountain High Ski Resort.

2006: A Santa Ana wind event brought peak winds from 1.22 to 1.24.
On 1.24 at Fremont Canyon gusts reached 71 mph.
During these days, wind gusts exceeded 60 mph on 19 observations there. Seven big rigs overturned in Fontana.
Downed power lines and trees caused power outages and property damage.
A roof of a carport was torn off in Hemet.
A dust storm closed Ramona Expressway.

1997: Heavy rain caused a rock and mud slide taking out Generals Highway just below Giant Village in the Sierra.
Numerous trails and roads were also damaged in Kings Canyon National Park.
High water also washed away Highway 198 just above Three Rivers.

1996: A storm that started on 1.22 and ended on this day brought 12 inches of snow above 4000 feet.

1983: A series of storms produced surf up to 16 feet from 1.22 to 1.29.
Several piers collapsed. Damage was done to numerous businesses and homes.
Several injuries occurred as people were swept off rocks.

1969: Heavy rains of tropical origin began on 1.18 ended on 1.28.
As much as 50 inches of rain fell at 7,700 feet. 31 inches of rain fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 15.5 inches at San Jacinto Peak, around ten inches at Banning, less than 1 inch from Indio southeast.
 87 were reported dead from flooding and mud slides all over California.
Scores died in traffic accidents.
Hundreds of homes and buildings were destroyed in slides, including 14 destroyed and 11 damaged homes in Mt. Baldy Village.
50 homes near Forest Home (Forest Falls) were damaged by flooding. Highways and railroads washed out.
Power outages occurred. Cucamonga Creek itself caused $10 million in damage.
The Mojave River took out numerous bridges and flooded farmlands in the upper desert.
Strong storm winds felled trees which killed four and caused power outages.

1967: Two back to back storms starting on 1.21 and ending on 1.25 brought 9.24 inches of precipitation to Lake Arrowhead, 5.46 inches to Palomar Mountain, 4.86 inches to Big Bear Lake, 4.24 inches of rain to San Bernardino, 4.04 inches to Idyllwild, 2.81 inches to Santa Ana, and 2.13 inches to San Diego.
Several roads were flooded and closed for a time.
Heavy snowfall amounted to 24 inches at Big Bear Lake, 20 inches at Lake Arrowhead, and 8 inches at Idyllwild and Palomar Mountain. Roads were closed for a time.

1962: The morning low temperature at Bridgeport was -28°.

1960: It was 23° at Lompoc setting a the record low for the month.

1947: Fresno recorded its' 21st day in a row with a low temperature of 32 degrees or lower, an all-time record for any month.
Citrus crops endured some damage.

1943: A major storm hit Southern California, especially the deserts on this day and on 1.24.
26.12 inches fell in 24 hours at Hoegees Camp in the San Gabriel Mountains (starting this day and ending on 1.24), setting the state 24 hour precipitation record. 4.57 inches of rain fell in Palm Springs, the greatest daily amount on record.
2.31 inches of rain fell in Borrego Springs, and 2.00 inches in Victorville, each the greatest daily amount on record for January.
For the storm, more than 28 inches fell at Camp Baldy, 14.28 inches in Upland, 7.23 inches in San Bernardino, and about three inches in Victorville.
Lytle Creek flooded, killing one and forcing 150 families in San Bernardino and Colton to evacuate.
Other roads and bridges in this area were damaged or undermined.
All highways surrounding Victorville were blocked.

1923: 33.0 inches of snow fell at Tahoe City.

1862: Epic floods resulted, called the "Noachian Deluge of California", when it rained 30 days in succession, beginning 12.24.1861 to this day.
35 inches of rain fell in LA.
In San Diego over seven inches fell in January alone.
The Santa Ana River in Anaheim ran four feet deep and spread in an unbroken sheet of water to the Coyote Hills, three miles beyond the banks (in present-day Fullerton).
The mouth of the LA River shifted from Venice to Wilmington.
20 died in Orange County.
The worst flooding to date in San Diego County occurred after six weeks of rain.
All of Mission Valley was underwater and Old Town was evacuated.
The tide backed its waters into the San Diego River and cut a new channel into the bay.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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