Saturday, March 31, 2012

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (March 31)

1999: Snowburst in 8 hours dropped 11" of snow at Tuolumne Meadows, 6" at Mariposa and 4" at Oakhurst.

1998: During a period starting on this day and ending on 4.1, numerous funnel clouds were reported near the coast of Orange and San Diego Counties, two of which became waterspouts off Orange County.
One waterspout briefly hit the coast as a tornado south of the Huntington Beach Pier.

1997: A strong cold front moving through the Kern County mountains caused gusts to 81 mph at Mojave.

1989: It was 101° in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for March.
This also occurred on 3.27.1988.

1982: 29.0 inches of snow fell at Glenbrook.

1966: It was 82° in Palomar Mountain and 104° in Palm Springs, each the highest temperature on record for March.

1936: 14.0 inches of snow fell at Cedarville.

1916: Yosemite Valley reached 90 degrees, warmest high on temperature on record so early in the season.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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