Sunday, December 29, 2013

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

2012: Numerous funnel clouds were reported off the southern Orange County coast.
Two waterspouts were reported, one off Dana Point, the other off Oceanside.

2004: A wind gust of 61 knots was measured at Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay.

A storm wind of 58 mph was measured at Lindbergh Field from the south, the strongest December wind on record. 2.10" of rain fell in Borrego Springs, the greatest daily amount on record for December.

1997: Gusts of more that 60 mph were measured at Santa Ana.

1993: Dense fog, with visibilities as low as 50 feet, resulted in the death of a driver of a pick-up truck that collided with the rear of a milk truck near Hanford.

1992: 24.1" of snow fell at Virginia City.

1992: A tornado in San Clemente caused property damage.

1991: Back to back storms that started on 12.27 and ended on this day dropped 2"-7" of rainfall at lower elevations in the mountains of Southern California.
Flooding of low lying areas, mud slides, and closed highways resulted.

A week of subfreezing temperatures hit Southern California starting on 12.24 and ending on 12.30.
Five died as a result of the cold.

1987: Cold front produced heavy snow over the Sierra from the 28th-29th: 34" at Grant Grove and 37.5" at Lodgepole (Tulare Co.).

1973: Strong winds caused damage in the Reno area.
A motel that was under construction lost its roof.
Nine house trailers were knocked off of their foundations.

1965: A warm storm of torrential rains also melted mountain snow from this day to 12.31.
One report said more than 13" fell in 24 hours at Mt. Baldy.
Nearly 9" did fall in Lake Arrowhead, and 1.5"-3" in the coastal lowlands.
One drowned in Lytle Creek.
Disastrous flooding and debris flows occurred in the Lytle Creek and Scotland communities, Baldy Village, and in Waterman Canyon.
Two boys were rescued from the Santa Ana River in Colton.
Numerous roads were washed out in the high desert and the mountains.

1963: The high temperature was 88° in San Diego, the highest temperature on record for December.

1931: Heavy rains hit the San Bernardino Mountains.
Waterman and East Twin Creeks were raging torrents, causing several mudslides and washing several cabins from their foundations.
Thirteen mudslides were noted along Rim of the World Drive.

1891: A period of very cold weather started on 12.23 and ended on 12.30.
San Diego pools had ice 0.5" thick on the surface and ice one inch thick formed on oranges on trees in Mission Valley.

1879: 4.23" of rain fell in San Diego in 48 hours starting on this day and ending on 12.30, the heaviest storm in 30 years.

1852: An extensive flood inundated the sparsely-populated Carson Valley, NV.

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

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