Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (February 22)

2000: Heavy rain that started on 2.21 and ended on 2.23 caused lots of flooding and mud slides.
Roads were washed out in Hemet.
18 inches of snow fell in Forest Falls.
Winds gusted to 75 mph along Highway 91.
Trees were felled at Lake Arrowhead.

1996: 26.0 inches of snow fell at Tahoe City.

1989: In Riverside it was 92° on this day, the highest temperature for February on record.

Heavy snow that started on this day and ended on 2.25 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 this day and dropped low temperatures below 40° at San Diego for three consecutive days, the coldest stretch since 1978.

1980: This day marked the end of ten consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Borrego Springs, which started on 2.13.

1978: Bakersfield had a low temperature of 63 degrees, the highest ever in the month of February.

1969: Heavy snow in the mountains that began on 2.20 and ended on 2.25 brings snow depths approaching the greatest depths on record. Strong storm winds caused outages of telephone service, power, and gas. Five to 15 inches of rain hit the lowlands from this day 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.

1944: 33 inches of snow fell on this day and on 2.23 in Idyllwild, the greatest snowfall amount on record.

1943: Heavy rainstorms hit the San Bernardino Mountains and Inland Empire starting on 2.21 until 2.24.
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.

1897: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV,  was -12.

1891: A prolonged storm dropped 33 inches of rain in Descanso within a 60 hour period from 2.19 to 2.23.
2.56 inches fell in San Diego.
There were heavy damages and losses to homes, land, livestock, transportation and power throughout the Tijuana and San Diego River Basins.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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