Friday, November 23, 2012
[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (November 23)
2007: Mono Winds blew down several trees in Yosemite National Park.
Winds gusted as high as 74 mph at Tioga Pass and 52 mph at Tuolumne Meadows.
1987: Dense fog with visibility reported at times less than 10 feet occurred in the Inland Empire.
A number of multi-vehicle crashes occurred on I-215 between Temecula and Sun City involving 42 vehicles.
One was killed and 19 were injured.
1986: Strong Santa Ana winds hit LA and the mountain foothills.
Gusts to 54 mph were recorded (unknown location), but estimated gusts were 70 mph.
Only 30-40 mph gusts were estimated at Mt. Laguna.
An unfinished house in Glendale was blown to bits.
Numerous beach rescues were needed for sailors and windsurfers.
Two sailboat masts were snapped in a boat race at Channel Islands.
1965: Heavy storms drawing tropical moisture in the mountains and desert started on 11.22 and ended on 11.25.
Storm totals: 20" at Mt. San Gorgonio, 16" at Mt. San Jacinto, 9.59" at Cuyamaca, 6"-9" at Banning-Cabezon, over 4" at Palm Springs, less than 1" near the Salton Sea.
The one-day total was over 9" at Snow Creek.
15 died all over Southern California.
The entire region was hit hard with severe flooding, including road and bridge washouts and debris flows.
Santee was inundated.
Two drowned attempting to cross the Whitewater River. Five died in Tijuana.
One died in Rancho Cucamonga, another drowned in San Bernardino and three drowned in Lytle Creek flooding.
Record flood levels on Tahquitz Creek. Spring Valley Creek floods in southeast San Diego.
The Sweetwater River floods parts of National City and Chula Vista.
Record flood levels were recorded at Tahquitz Creek.
It was the largest flood on the Whitewater River since 1938.
On this day 8.87" fell in Palomar Mountain, 2.48" of rain fell in Riverside, 2.75" fell in Palm Springs, and 1.69" fell in Borrego Springs, each the greatest daily amount on record for November.
For Palomar Mountain it was the second greatest daily amount on the entire record.
1931: The morning low temperature at Lovelock was -4°, its all-time record low for November.
1931: Bakersfield dipped to 22° for a low temperature, setting a record low for the month of November (also occurred on November 23, 1931).
1931: It was 25° in Riverside, the lowest temperature on record for November.
Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego
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