Sunday, February 26, 2012

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

2011: Heavy snow fell in the mountains and even accumulated down to 1000 feet elevation on 2/25 and on this day.
Amounts were 24.5 inches in Wrightwood, 24 inches in Forest Falls, 23 in Mt. Laguna, 21 in Lake Arrowhead, 20.75 inches in Pine Cove, 16 in Palomar Mountain, and 15 in Idyllwild.
About a half inch accumulated in Jamul and Ramona.

Winter storm blanketed the Sierra in heavy snowfall from the 25th through 26th of February.
Big Meadows at the 7600 foot level recorded 36 inches of snow in 24 hours alone from the 25th through early on the 26th.
Two day storm totals included 66" at Chilkoot Meadows, 63" at Upper Burnt Corral, 60" at Big Meadows and 26" at Lodgepole.

1997: Mountain wave generated gusts of 92 mph at Inyokern and 75 at Mojave.

1996: A storm that started on 2.25 and ended on 2.28 produced 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rainfall in coastal areas.
Snowfall of ten inches was recorded at Idyllwild, two inches in Yucaipa and even a dusting in Hemet and Corona.
One to two feet of snow fell in the higher mountains and up to six inches fell in the high desert.

1986: It was 99° in Palm Springs, the highest temperature on record for February.
This also occurred on 2.27.1986.

1983: Heavy rain that started on 2.24 and ended on 2.28 brought extensive street flooding.
This was the start of nine consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in San Diego which ended on 3.6.
This also occurred on 2.13-21.1980 and 2.5-13.1978.
Damage was done to 30 cars and an apartment building in Anaheim.

1969: Greatest snowpack ever at Lodgepole, 197".

1969: Heavy rain starting on 2.16 ended on this day.
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.

1962: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was -10.

1962: A very wet period for Southern California that started on 2.7 ended on this day.
More than 20 inches of precipitation fell in the wettest mountain locations.
20 were killed and 15 were injured in flooding, mud slides.
There were property damage, trees down, and boats damaged.

1944: 19 inches of snow fell in Idyllwild, the greatest daily snowfall on record for February, and the second greatest snowfall on record.

1911: Fresno saw 13 consecutive days with measurable rain starting on this date.
This is the longest such streak on record here.

1911: The morning low temperature at Sierraville was -14, with Tahoe City reporting -10.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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