Monday, April 23, 2012

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

1997: Gusty winds blew in the Kern County deserts in association with a mountain wave.
Wind gusts of 98 mph were recorded at the Mojave Airport and 69 mph at Inyokern.

1988: An intense winter-like storm brought heavy rain and thunderstorms that began on 4.19 ended on this day.
4.15 inches of rain fell in 24 hours at Mt. Wilson and 1.75 inches fell at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park on this day.
On this day nine girls at Tustin were injured (burned and thrown to the ground) when lightning struck the tree under which their softball team had taken shelter from the rain.
Over the rainy period, flooding, mud slides and numerous traffic accidents occurred around LA.
26 were injured in a major collision.
Three straight Dodgers baseball games were rained out.
Only 12 rainouts had occurred in the previous 26 years.

1964: A tornado was reported at Stead Air Force Base north of Reno.

1961: 19.0 inches of snow fell at Tahoe City.

1931: 13.0 inches of snow fell at Portola, with 10.5 inches of snow being reported at Carson City.

1910: Fresno and Bakersfield have their earliest 100-degree days.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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