Tuesday, May 24, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 24)

2000: Severe thunderstorms produced a wind gust of 66 mph in Las Vegas, NV.
Power outages were reported due to the storms in Primm, Jean and Goodsprings.

2000: Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe) recorded 1.47" of precipitation.

A cold storm system came from the north and produced thunderstorms.
Streets were buried in pea-size hail in Fallbrook.
"Ping pong size" hail also fell there.
Lightning strikes were common.
Crop damage occurred around
Fallbrook from the hail.
Lightning struck two palm trees in Oceanside and burned like torches.
Power was knocked out in the north county.

1995: A dry microburst hit Ridgecrest downing telephone lines and street signs, blowing out store windows, ripping awnings of mobile homes and demolishing a storage shed.

1994: A thunderstorm-induced microburst destroyed two trailers, blew down eight power poles and a large tree, and flattened an alfalfa field near Yuma, AZ.
Power to the Wellton-Mohawk Valley was out for about six hours.

1960: Priest Valley recorded a low of 27° F.

1960: M8.5 earthquake (moment magnitude 9.5) hit Chile.
Waves eight feet above normal hit San Diego.
Docks were destroyed near Point Loma and extensively damaged throughout the harbor from tide currents estimated at 20-25 knots.

1960: 6" of snow fell at Donner Memorial State Park (near Truckee, CA).

1916: Latest in the season measurable snow has fallen at Yosemite Valley, 0.5" measured.

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


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