Sunday, October 27, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (October 27)

2004: Monthly record rainfall was received in only one day across the region.
The same happened just a week previous on 10.20.
Totals for last two weeks of October were 4"-8" in lower elevations, and up to 14" at Lake Arrowhead.
Local flooding resulted.
2.70" fell at San Diego, the fourth most on a calendar day and the second wettest October day on record.
1.65" fell in Victorville, the greatest daily amount on record for October.
Seven were rescued from vehicles in a flooded intersection in Sun City.
12 vehicles were trapped in mud at Scissors Crossing (east of Julian).
A homeless man was rescued in the San Diego River.
Several vehicles were stuck in San Jacinto River floodwaters near Perris.
Two feet of snow fell in Big Bear, most of which fell in a 12 hour period.
A few local ski resorts opened on the earliest date in their history.
Officially 22" fell in town near lake level, the greatest daily snowfall amount on record for October, beating the previous October daily record by 18"!

2003: Santa Ana winds started on 10.25 and ended on this day.
Gusts of 56 mph were measured at Descanso, 46 mph in Anza, 45 mph in Ontario, 43 mph at Fremont Canyon, 41 mph in Beaumont and 40 mph in Campo.
Unprecedented wildfires, including the Cedar, Paradise and Otay Fires consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, killed over 20 people and caused over one billion dollars in damage.
The Cedar Fire itself consumed more than 280,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in California history, and killed 16.
This is the also the second costliest fire in U.S. History (the costliest fire was the Oakland Fire of 1991).

2000: Heavy rain and very high tides combined to inundate coastal areas at Sunset Beach (Seal Beach).

1996: Hollister had a low temperature of 34 degrees.
This was one day after hitting a low of 35
° and one day before hitting a low of 36°.

1996: Strong Mono Winds blew across the southern and central Sierra Nevada.
Oak Opening had a gust of 98 mph.
Numerous large trees were knocked down in Yosemite National Park.

1993: Santa Ana winds started on 10.26 and ended on this day.
A gust of 62 mph was measured at Ontario.
Numerous wildfires were burning out of control all over Southern California.

1960: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV was 16°.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, San Francisco/Monterey, & San Diego

Check out
Read my blog at
My Facebook:
Linkedin profile:
Follow me on Twitter @DisasterKim


Be sure to check out our Links Section at
Please join our Discussion Group at for topical but extended discussions started here or for less topical but nonetheless relevant messages.

Your email settings: Individual Email|Traditional
Change settings via the Web (Yahoo! ID required)
Change settings via email: Switch delivery to Daily Digest | Switch to Fully Featured
Visit Your Group | Yahoo! Groups Terms of Use | Unsubscribe


No comments:

Post a Comment