Thursday, January 30, 2014

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 30)

2002: Temperatures plummeted on this day and on 1.31.
It was 13° at Shelter Valley, 17° at Campo, 22° at Ramona and 28° at Escondido.
Crops were damaged in northern San Diego County.

2000: Snowburst: 10" of snow fell at Lodgepole and 13" at Tuolumne Meadows in under 12 hours.

High surf caused coastal damage (SoCal).

A funnel cloud was observed over Mission Bay.

1985: Bakersfield had its’ 21st day this month with dense fog, a record for January and tying December 1985 for the most days in any month.

1979: A winter storm that started on this day and ended on 1.31 spread two to four inches of rainfall in 24 hours over much of coastal Southern California, and two inches of snow in Palm Springs.
Golf ball size hail and widespread snow was also reported during the storm.
Flooding occurred along Silver Strand highway, in Fashion Valley, also in Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Lakeside and Carlsbad.
Lake Hodges overflowed.

High of 84° at Ash Mountain (Tulare Co.).

1969: Fresno recorded 0.04" of rain, bringing the total to 8.56” for the month.
This made January 1969 the wettest month ever at Fresno. In all, 22 days recorded precipitation.

1968: 10.9" of snow fell at Reno, NV.

1963: Snow and rain continued to fall on Northern California.
A massive traffic jam clogged Highway 99 12 miles north of Redding when trucks and cars got stuck attempting to drive up a hilly stretch without chains.
24" of new snow covered the Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl; skiing conditions were excellent.

1962: Monterey reported a high temperature of 81°.

1957: The high temperature of 32° on this day in Victorville is the lowest high temperature on record.
This also occurred on 12.15.1957 and 12.11.1972.

1937: 14" of snow fell at Carson City, NV, with 10.1" of snow being reported at Reno, NV.

1916: Heavy rain that began on 1.25 and ended on this day exacerbated the flooding earlier in the month.
Monthly rainfall totals for 1.1916 ranged from 7.56" at San Diego to 57.91" at Dorman’s Ranch (in the San Bernardino Mountains, 2,500 feet elev.).
5" fell in less than 12 hours in San Diego.
Extensive flooding occurred all over Southern California, the worst to date and it resulted in 28 total deaths in the region, 22 in San Diego County.
This is the most destructive and deadly weather event in San Diego County History.
The Lower Otay Dam broke sending a 40-foot wall of water downstream, killing 15.
A few others drowned in Mission Valley and in the San Luis Rey River.
The Sweetwater Dam also broke.
Every large bridge in San Diego County but one was seriously damaged or destroyed.
Four drowned in Orange County, two in a cottage floating down the Santa Ana River.
Two drowned in San Bernardino County.
Total damage was nearly $8 million (1916 dollars).

1916: The morning low at Tahoe City was -15°.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, San Francisco/Monterey, & San Diego and the Redding Record-Searchlight

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