Tuesday, December 23, 2014

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (December 23)

1995: A snowfall of 12" occurred in the San Bernardino Mountains.
8" fell on the high desert floors.

1995: Snow falls in the Kern County desert: China Lake NAS had 1", Edwards Air Force Base 1.5", Inyokern 4" and Randsburg 6.5".

1990: The Big Freeze of 1990 continued on this day.
Low temperatures on this morning of the 23nd included:
King City.....14
° F  Ben Lomond....15° F  Gilroy..... 17° F
San Jose..... 19
° F  Half Moon Bay..... 19° F  Santa Cruz.....19° F
The low temperatures recorded at Ben Lomond, Gilroy and Santa Cruz represent all-time record low temperatures for these locations

1990: The morning low temperature at Markleeville was -24° F.

A frigid air mass descended all over the West on 12.22 and on this day.
Numerous low maximum and low minimum temperature records were broken, even some all-time records.
The high was 22° F in Palomar Mountain, the lowest maximum temperature on record.
This also occurred the previous day on 12.22.
The low temperature was 6° F in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record for December, and the fourth lowest temperature on record.
The low was 23° F in Borrego Springs, the lowest temperature on record for December, and the second lowest temperature on record (the lowest was 20° F on 1.5.1971).
Paso Robles dipped to 8° F and San Luis Obispo sank to 17° F both establishing all-time record lows.

1990: Coldest morning of severe freeze in Valley.
Fresno dropped to 18°, tying the all-time record set on December 12, 1932.
Fresno also set its' longest streak for days with lows of 28° or lower, 14 days, lasting from December 20, 1990 through January 2, 1991.

1971: A series of wet storms hit the region during this week starting on 12.22 and ending on 12.28.
19.44" fell in Lake Arrowhead, 15.26" in Lytle Creek, 12.31" in Big Bear Lake, 7.49" in Palomar Mountain, 5.45" in San Bernardino, 4.98" in Santa Ana, 3.92" in Redlands, 3.04" in Riverside, 2.28" in San Diego, 1.24" in Palm Springs, and 1.02" in Victorville.
Extensive street flooding occurred across the region.
This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 12.28.
This also occurred on 2.18-24.2005, 1.13-19.1993, and 2.14-20.1980.

1964: Warmest December low temperature on record in Fresno, 60° F.

1955: Reno recorded 2.02" of precipitation.
The very heavy rainfall and melting snow caused severe flooding in Reno.

Wettest December day ever in Fresno, 1.72" of rain recorded. Bakersfield recorded its' warmest low temperature ever in December, 63° F.

1955: 3.85" of rain fell in Monterey -- the greatest one-day total ever.

1953: Highest barometric pressure ever at Bakersfield, 30.64", recorded.

1945: A very wet storm struck Southern California on 12.22 and on this day.
Numerous daily precipitation records were set.

1940: A massive storm that started on this day ended on 12.24.
3.62" of rain fell in San Diego, starting on this day and ending on 12.24, the greatest 24-hour amount on record.
Heavy rains loosened soil in Del Mar that led to a landslide along a train track, derailing the train and killing three.

1891: A period of very cold weather started on this day 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.

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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