Saturday, December 31, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (December 28)

2004: Los Angeles received 5.55" of rain, the most on record for any December day and the third wettest day since records began in 1877.

2002: Wind gusts of 80 mph in Baker blew a trailer off cinder blocks. 

1994: Clouds over the south end of the San Joaquin Valley push into the Grapevine, plunging visibilities to near 0° F. 
Two people are killed in a series of chain-reaction accidents on Interstate 5 involving 42 vehicles

1991: Back to back storms that started on 12.27 and ended on 12.29 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.

1988: 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.

1988: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 0° F.

1984: A rain and snow mix occurred in Borrego Springs.

1980: It was 87° F in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for December
This also occurred consecutively on 12.6, 12.7, and 12.8.1989.

1977: Soaking rains fall in Kern County from the 27th-28th of December: 2.05" in Lost Hills and 1.11" in Bakersfield. 
Water was two feet deep at some intersections in Bakersfield stranding some motorists.

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. 
These heavy storms started out warm on previous days, but then turned colder on 12.26 to 12.28
The three day snowfall was up to 24" deep at Lake Arrowhead, 20" at Palomar Mountain, 15" at Big Bear Lake, 13" at Idyllwild, and 6" at Cuyamaca. 
Snow closed the Morongo Pass at Yucca Valley for a time.

1971: Biggest December snowstorm ever at Huntington Lake (Southern Sierra), 52" of snow measured from the 26th-28th of December, pushed snowpack to 72".

1964: 15" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe) with 12.3" of snow reported at Carson City, NV.

1931: Santa Cruz received nearly 1" of snowfall. 

1911: Greatest December snowfall ever at Fresno, 1.5" measured.

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.

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



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