Thursday, January 12, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 13)

2013: A cold and dry air mass produced a significant freeze in all areas away from the coast
on 1/12 and on this day.
Low temperatures dropped to the 30s near the coast, 20s inland and in the low deserts, and the low teens in the high desert, which caused some water pipe damage.
A frigid 8
° F was recorded at Big Bear City-Shea Meadows.

Livermore reported a high temperature of 74
° F.

The minimum temperature at Santa Ana of 73° F not only set a record high minimum temperature for the date and month, but also for the entire winter season.
Incredibly, the minimum is tied for the 23rd highest minimum temperature on record (and this was in January!).
Persistent Santa Ana winds and strong high pressure were the causes.

2007: The region was experiencing its coldest temperatures since December 1998.
The cold snap began on the 12th of January and persisted through the 18th.
The coldest temperatures occurred from the 13th through the 15th.
Overnight lows on the morning of the 13th included: King City............17
° F Carmel Valley........20° F Livermore............22° F Salinas..............22° F Concord Airport......24° F Monterey Airport.....25° F

2007: A trace of snow was reported in Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Chula Vista, El Cajon and La Mesa.

1997: A storm that started on 1.12 and ended on this day gave the coastal areas and valleys one to 3" of rainfall.
Snow continued in the mountains and as of 1.15, 18" of snow had fallen at Mt. Laguna.
Generally 18" to three feet of snow were reported above 2500 feet.
The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5.18, the latest in its 78 year history.
Dime size hail up to one foot deep covered a small area in Buena Park and Cypress.
13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.

1993: A series of winter storms brought between 1"-2" of rain, flooding numerous farm fields in Fresno County.
Several houses between Fresno and Madera were flooded with water up to 3 feet deep and numerous roads were flooded.
A mudslide occurred on Highway 33 near Coalinga .
A levee north of Orosi collapsed.

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20"-50" of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12" at lower elevations over a two week period.
This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 1.19. This also occurred on 2.18-24.2005, 2.14-20.1980, and 12.22-28.1971.
Measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19 in San Diego County.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1990: Winter storm drops 40" of snow at Huntington Lake from the 12th-13th.

1984: A tornado in Huntington Beach caused property damage.

1980: Strong winds from a winter storm sank the M.S. Dixie paddle wheeler at its mooring at Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe.

Warmest low ever in the month of January in Fresno, 60° F.
Warmest January low ever also at Bakersfield, 62° F.

1963: Edwards AFB dropped to a frigid 3° F, setting an all-time record low for any month.

1952: Heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada stranded the passengers of the Southern Pacific streamliner City of San Francisco near Donner Summit.

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting this day and ending on 1.18.
5.52" fell in San Bernardino over the six days.
Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario.
Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40" in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46"), and 37" in Big Bear Lake.
All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

1949: 43" of snow fell at Palomar Mountain from 1.10 to this day, the greatest storm snowfall on record.
On this day 20" fell, the greatest daily snowfall on record for January and the third greatest daily snowfall on record.

1911: 40" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west side Lake Tahoe), resulting in a consecutive three-day total of 117" of snow.

1882: A cold winter storm that started on 1.12 and ended on 1.14 brought lots of snow to the lowlands.
15" of snow fell at San Bernardino.
3 feet of snow fell in Campo over four days.
2"-5" fell in outlying San Diego, including 4" along Poway Grade, 3" at El Cajon and one inch in Poway.
Light snow fell in Del Mar.
Snow flakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field.
Birds and livestock were killed and telegraph lines were knocked down.

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



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