Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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

2014: A very cold and potent low pressure system dropped very low-elevation snow during this night and into 12/31. 
Snow levels dropped rapidly overnight down to as low as 1000 feet. 
The southern Inland Empire was hardest hit. 10"-18" fell across Palomar Mountain, 6"-9" from Warner Springs to Julian, 2"-4" in Temecula, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore, and 4"-8" across Highway 74 and Horsethief canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. 
Several road closures resulted, including Highway 74 and Highway 18, and vehicles were stranded.

2012: A waterspout was reported off Oceanside. 
A funnel was reported over Fallbrook.

2004: Due to heavy rain flash flooding occurred along the coast of Monterey County causing a landslide that closed a portion of Highway 1. 

16" of snow fell at Reno, NV. 

1988: This day ended a week of subfreezing temperatures in Southern California that started on 12.24. 
Five died as a result of the cold.

1987: Redding residents awoke to the first snow in three years. 
North state drivers unaccustomed to snow driving found getting to work an adventure, but there were few problems, according to the California Highway Patrol.

1985: Dense fog observed in Fresno and Bakersfield on this date set records for the most days with dense fog ever in the month of December at both locations. 
There were 23 days that December with dense fog here, a record for not only the month of December but any month of the year. 
Bakersfield had 21 days with dense fog, tying an all-time record for the most days in a month also set in January 1985.

1965: A warm storm of torrential rains also melted mountain snow from 12.29 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.

 A heavy rain storm gave record daily rainfall to most stations in Southern California.

1947: It was 8° F in Palomar Mountain, the lowest temperature on record. 
This also occurred on 1.4.1949.

1933: A major storm hit Southern California starting on this day and ending on 1.1.1934. 
7.36" fell in 24 hours at LA, a 24 hour record for the city. 
8.26" fell as a storm total. 
Storm totals in the southern slopes of mountains topped 12" (heaviest: 16.29" in Azusa). 
45 died all over Southern California in floods. 
Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas.

1915: An extremely cold air mass brought extremely low temperatures. 
The high temperature of 45° in Escondido was the second lowest high temperature on record.

1911: The morning low at Truckee was -22° F.

1907: 24" of snow fell at Truckee.

1891: A period of very cold weather started on 12.23 and ended on this day. 
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 12.29 and ending on this day, the heaviest storm in 30 years.

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



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