Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 10)

2005: Four days of rain, from January 7th through the 10th, resulted in widespread sheet flow of water through the Kern County section of the Mojave Desert.
Redrock-Randsburg Road was washed out along with several other roads while others had water covering them including Highway 14 which had to be closed.
Up to 100 homes near Rosamond had water damage.
In a 24 hour period ending on the morning of the 10th, 2.57" of rain fell in Rosamond with 0.75" of this falling in just 2 hours.

2005: Five consecutive days of heavy rainfall started on 1.7 and ended on 1.11.
The wet weather was blamed on the "Madden-Julian Oscillation", also known as the "Pineapple Connection".
30" of rainfall over the five days deluged Lytle Creek.
4"-10" fell at lower elevations.
Widespread catastrophic floods impacted nearly every community.
This followed heavy storms in late December and earlier in January.

2001: A strong winter storm that started on this day and ended 1.11 brought 2"-4" of rain to the coast and the valleys and 1.74" of precipitation to Phelan.
Flash flooding occurred in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and Costa Mesa.
13"-18" of snow fell in the Idyllwild area and 3" of snow blanketed Phelan.
On this day a funnel cloud was observed at Orange County Airport.
Wind gusts reached 71 mph at Phelan.

1998: Heavy rain that started on 1.8 and ended on this day brought 2" of rainfall, causing floods and mud slides in Del Dios (near Escondido).

1995: Heavy rain of up to 4" caused creeks to swell and wash out several roads in Kern County near Frazier Park and Highway 66 near Maricopa.

1995: 24-hour rainfall record set in Santa Barbara with 7.52".

1995: Heavy rain that started on this day and ended on 1.11 caused extensive flooding in Orange County.

1993: A funnel cloud was reported just to the east of Salinas.

1993: A very wet series of storms across Southern California 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.
It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (13) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1959: 13.2" of snow fell at Reno, NV.

1953: San Diego Lindbergh Field recorded a temperature of 88° F, the highest temperature on record for January.

1949: All-time low temperature set in Paso Robles with 10° F.

1949: The most significant snowstorm to hit lower elevations started on 1.9 and ended on 1.11.
14" fell in Woodland Hills, " in La CaƱada and Catalina Island (at 2,100 feet), 6" in Altadena, 5" in Burbank, 4" in Pasadena, 1" in Laguna Beach and Long Beach, and 0.3" in LA.
A trace fell in San Diego, the only time since 1882.
Three feet piled up at Mt. Laguna, and 18" fell on Cuyamaca, 12" in Julian, 4"-8" fell as low as 1000 feet in elevation.
43" of snow fell at Palomar Mountain from this day to 1.13, the greatest snowfall on record.
A light covering was reported in La Jolla, Point Loma, Miramar, Escondido, Spring Valley, and other outlying San Diego areas.
The snow snarled all kinds of transportation and caused power outages and emergencies.
A plane crash killed five and injured one near Julian.
A camping group was stranded at Cuyamaca.
Wind gusts reached 75 mph in the mountains of San Diego County, with a gust to 40 mph in San Diego.
In Idyllwild the high temperature was 23° F, the lowest high temperature on record.

1949: The morning low at Portola was -12° F.

1949: Coldest ever at Grant Grove (King's Canyon N.P./Fresno Co.), 6 degrees below zero.

1930: Snow fell in Las Vegas, NV, from the 10th into the 11th.
12" measured on Fremont Street.

1918: Strong offshore winds arrived at the coast.
Peak wind at San Diego was north at 31 mph at 6:38 am.
Skies were full of dust with 300 yards visibility.
At noon visibility was only a few miles in the dust.

1916: Second measurable snowfall in Fresno in the same month, only time this has ever occurred.
This time 0.2" of snow was measured.

1907: A warm rain fell on snow in the San Bernardino Mountains, causing a flood around San Bernardino.
At Big Bear Lake four feet of snow remained and then froze again.
Trees were loaded with ice, snapping in the wind.
Large Oaks and Cedars were downed.
Telephone lines broke at every span.

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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