Friday, November 29, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (November 29)

2006: Offshore winds gusted to 73 mph at Fremont Canyon (sustained 54 mph) and 58 mph at Ontario.
Widespread property damage and power outages resulted from downed power lines, poles, and trees.

2004: Donner Memorial State Park had a morning low of -3°, while Reno reported a low of 4°.

1991: A dust storm, dropping visibility to less than 50 feet, occurred near Coalinga caused a series of chain-reaction accidents on Interstate 5, involving a total of 104 vehicles and resulting in 17 fatalities.

1985: Bakersfield clocked a wind gust of 49 mph from the northwest, highest on record for the month of November.

1976: It was 32° in Borrego Springs, the earliest date in the season to record a freezing temperature.

1975: A M7.2 earthquake hit Hawaii on this day, sending a tsunami that hit Santa Catalina Island.
In San Diego a 2.4-foot maximum amplitude was measured.
Some damage resulted.

1975: Fresno dipped to 26° for a low temperature, coldest on record here in November.

1975: The first winter storm of season was a heavy one.
It started on 11.28 and ended on this day. Up to two feet of snow fell in the San Bernardino Mountains, including 16" at Big Bear Lake.
Twenty stranded campers were rescued after a few days.
It was 17° at Palomar Mountain, the lowest temperature on record for November.
This also occurred on 11.16.1964 and 11.16.1958.

1970: A series of storms struck the region from 11.25 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.

1970: Palo Alto received 2.48" of rain -- a record for the month.

1963: Five minutes of sunshine were observed on this date in Fresno; only sunlight seen in an 11 day streak from November 27 through December 7th.
Clouds kept high temperatures in the 40's each day.

1892: Virginia City, NV reported an incredible 5.46" of precipitation, its largest one-day total ever.

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

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