Friday, March 30, 2012

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (March 29)

2006: Late-season winter storm brought hefty snow totals in a 24-48 hour period to the southern Sierra Nevada and Kern County mountains.
Lodgepole received 34", 52" fell at Big Meadows and 55" at Kaiser Point. Piute recorded 15".

2004: High temperature in Bakersfield reached 94°.
This marked the 17th time this March the high temperatures reached or eclipsed 80 degrees, setting a new record.

1998: The coldest storm during this El Niño year started on 3.28 and ended on this day.
One to three feet of snow fell above 5000 feet, four to eight inches of snow fell above 3000 feet.
Ice pellets and hail accumulated to one inch deep in some coastal and foothill areas.
Considerable damage to crops was incurred.
Serious traffic accidents resulted.
Strong storm winds in Orange County were sustained at 30 to 40 mph.
Gusts reached 70 mph at Newport Beach and 60 mph at Huntington Beach.
Gusts to 60 mph were common in the mountains.
Trees were down, power was out, and damage occurred across Orange and San Diego Counties.
One illegal immigrant died in Jamul.

1897: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was -3°, its all-time record low temperature for March.

1879: The high temperature of 99° at San Diego was the highest on record for March.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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