Sunday, January 1, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 1)

2006: The Napa River overflowed its banks causing major flooding in the City of Napa. 
Roughly 600 homes and 150 business had moderate damage at a cost of over 70 million dollars.

Very heavy rainfall, completely melting low-elevation snow pack, caused flash flooding along the Carson Range in Western NV.

1997: A series of thunderstorms moving into Yosemite National Park resulted in major flooding in Yosemite Valley from the combination of heavy rain and melting snowpack. 
This was the onset of the January 1997 flooding event that resulted in losses of $190 million to the Central California Interior.

1993: South Lake Tahoe had a morning low of -28° F.

1934: Heavy rainfall hit the region starting on 12.30.1933 and ending on this day, except around San Diego and the deserts. 
On this day 6.21" fell in Fullerton, 6.90" in Placentia, 5.16" in Yorba Linda, 4.69" in Buena Park, 5.04" in Anaheim, 5.38" in Orange, 4.81" in Garden Grove, 3.41" in Santa Ana, 3.24" in Newport Beach, 2.96" in Laguna Beach, 3.55" in San Juan Capistrana, 3" in San Clemente, 2.65" in Redlands, 2.68" in Oceanside, 1.56" in Carlsbad, 2.44" in Escondido, 0.67" in San Diego, 0.48" in Victorville. 
Storm totals in southern slopes of mountains topped 12" (heaviest: 16.29" in Azusa). 
From 12.31.1933 to this day 7.36" of rain fell in 24 hours LA, a 24 hour record for the city. 
The LA storm total was 8.26 since 12.30.1933. 
45 died all over Southern California in floods. 
Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas.

1924: The morning low temperature at Portola was -24° F.

1922: Heavy rains on this day and on 1.2. 2.5" fell in San Bernardino. 
Flooded roads, bridges, railroads resulted. 
The Santa Ana River rose three feet.

1919: It was 22° F in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record. 
This also occurred the next day on 1.2.1919, the previous day on12.31.1918, and on 1.6.1950.

1910: Greatest New Years Day snowfall on record in Fresno, 0.6" measured. (0.5" of snow was recorded on this
date in 1916 and a trace was reported in 1960).

1910: A terrible storm dropped 4.23" of rain in San Bernardino on 12.31.1909 and on this day. 
Lytle Creek and the Santa Ana River flooded at its highest stage in 20 years. 
Railroads were severely damaged down to San Jacinto and Hemet area. 
Colton was isolated. Damage in San Bernardino was the "worst in history" and homes in the west of the city were flooded. 
Highways, water supplies and other utilities were damaged. 
A train from LA plunged into the Santa Ana River in Colton.

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



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