Monday, November 25, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (November 25)

2001: Strong winds, gusting as high as 94 mph at Government Peak, blew in the Kern County mountains and deserts.
Roof damage occurred in the Weldon area and in Ridgecrest flying sheet metal was observed along with trees and fences falling down as well as damage to store awnings.

1989: San Rafael received 2.02" of rain.

1985: A slow moving low grabbing moisture from Hawaii started on 11.24 and ended on 11.26.
It dropped 2.57" in San Diego, 3.49" at Cuyamaca, 2.68" in Escondido, 2.62" in Julian, 2.49" in Pt. Loma and 2.48" in Santee.
Numerous areas were flooded and power outages were common.
Especially hard hit was Mission Valley.

1970: A series of storms struck the region from this day to 11.30 following large destructive wildfires in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains earlier in the fall.
9.17" of precipitation fell in Lake Arrowhead, 7.22" in Lytle Creek, 5.11" in Big Bear Lake, 5.02" in Palomar Mountain, 3.56" in San Bernardino, 2.63" in Redlands, 2.51" in Santa Ana, and 2.05" in San Diego.
Flooding inundated streets and highways in the Rancho Cucamonga area.
At least 60 homes were damaged by floods and debris flows.

1965: 18" of snow fell at Tahoe City.

1965: Heavy storms coming from tropical moisture occurred in the mountains and desert.
They started on 11.22 and ended on this day.
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, and less than 1" near the Salton Sea.
A 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.

1954: Bakersfield's high reached only 54°, setting a record low maximum for the month of November.

1918: A strong windstorm produced a wind gust of 96 mph at Mt. Wilson.

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

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