Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 14)

2012: At Huntington Beach three funnel clouds were observed about 4 miles offshore, but dissipated without lowering to the water

Heavy snow struck mainly San Diego County, including the inland valleys.
Snow fell as low as 1000 feet elevation.
8" fell in the mountains of the county and up to 4" fell in the higher inland valleys.
Highways were closed at higher elevations.
Hundreds of motorists were stranded overnight because of closed highways.

2003: Heavy rains that started on 2.11 and ended on this day produced the following rainfall totals: 10.15" at Forest Falls, 9.75" in Lytle Creek, 8.47" in Lake Arrowhead, 7.6" at Santiago Peak, 6.86" in Mira Loma, 5.15" in Wrightwood, 3.95" in Hesperia, 3.87" at Lake Elsinore, 3" at Lindbergh Field.
Local flooding resulted.

2001: Over a week of heavy snow started on 2.6 and ended on this day.
The snowfall was called "most in a decade."
60" at Blue Jay and Mountain High, 24" at Snow Summit, and5"-12" at Apple Valley.
Mountain High reported 8" of new snow on this day.
The roof of an ice rink caved in at Blue Jay.
On this day a funnel cloud was observed nine miles west of Oceanside.
On this day it was 0° at Wrightwood.

2000: Dense fog at Cajon Pass led to a 71 vehicle pile-up accident on Interstate 15.
22 were injured. I-15 was closed for four hours.

Severe weather across the San Joaquin Valley: An F0 tornado touched down near Los Banos; about an hour later, an F1 tornado touched down in Firebaugh.
The later tornado destroyed several structures in downtown Firebaugh and damaged roofs and broke windows on others.
A funnel cloud was also spotted near Porterville High School.
1" of rain fell in an hour in Chowchilla.
Gusty non-thunderstorm winds blew across the Kern County Mountains with a 104 mph gust recorded 4 miles west of Tehachapi

1998: El Niño continued across Southern California.
A strong storm that started on this day and ended on 2.15 brought 1"-2" of rainfall to coastal areas, and 3"-5" to the valleys and foothills.
Flooding and mud slides resulted.

1995: The San Diego River overflowed onto adjacent streets in Santee after nearly three inches of rain fell.
The flash flood forced some residents to evacuate their homes.
In east San Diego, heavy rains flooded some homes.
One woman drowned in her basement when it became submerged with 5 feet of water.

1992: A series of many intense storms started on 2.5 and ended on 2.16.
The storms brought a total of 20"+ inches of precipitation to the mountains and 8"-16" inches to lower elevations.
Two were killed in an avalanche at Mt. Baldy.
Flash flooding, mud slides, and road closures also occurred.

1990: Snow flakes were reported all over the San Diego metro area, but no accumulations.
A wind chill of -25° F was reported at Mt. Laguna.

1987: Largest snowfall in the Sierra of the 1986-1987 winter season unleashed 30" of snow at Tuolumne Meadows.

1986: A major storm brought Los Angeles 2.5" on this day, surpassing a 99 year old record.
1.19" fell in San Diego.
The storm which lasted from this day to 2.17 caused one death from flash flooding, catastrophic damage in Northern California and some damage in the LA area.
Numerous road closures with water and mud occurred.
High surf during this period caused two drowning deaths.

1986: Bakersfield recorded a wind gust from the southeast of 58 mph, the highest on record here for February.

1980: Six storms that began on 2.13 hit Southern California and continued on this day.
As of 2.21, 12.75" of rain measured in LA.
30 were killed in widespread floods and mud slides.
Roads and hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged.
Post-fire flooding overwhelmed a basin below Harrison Canyon in north San Bernardino four times.
Forty homes were damaged or destroyed there.
Mission Valley became completely inundated between Friars Rd. and I-8.
Large waves hit the coast during this stormy period, causing coastal flooding at Mission Beach, including water over the boardwalk and into houses.
This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 2.20.
This also occurred on 2.18-24.2005, 1.13-19.1993, and 12.22-28.1971.

1980: A total of six storms moved from the Pacific Ocean into southern California and Arizona over a period of about 13 days (2.13 - 2.25). Daily rainfall quantities in Arizona were not extraordinary, but the total volume of runoff far exceeded available reservoir capacity. The peak discharge of the Salt River at Phoenix was 170,000cfs, which was greater than any previous flow since 1905. This flood had the greatest impact on the largest number of residents in Arizona history and resulted in $80 million in damage. The greatest flood damage occurred along the Salt River in the greater Phoenix area. Eleven of the thirteen bridges or crossings were destroyed or damaged. Approximately 600 homes to the west of Phoenix were damaged and many others destroyed. 6,000 residents had to be evacuated.

1977: Redwood City recorded a high temperature of 80° F.

1973: Thunderstorms dropped hail as large as 1.5" in diameter near Delhi (San Joaquin Valley) damaging 350 acres of peaches and 600 acres of almonds.
Between 40%-60% of the bloom and bud was damaged on trees.

1959: Heavy rains that started on this day and ended on 2.16 produced flooding in San Diego.

1949: It was 25° F in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record for February.
This also occurred on 2.13.1948.

1927: Continual rain that started on 2.11 for six days ended on 2.17.
21.86" fell at Cuyamaca, 13.1" at El Capitan, 10.7" at El Cajon, 9.54" at La Mesa and 6.33" at San Diego. 8.3" fell in San Bernardino and 5.6" in Riverside.
On this day at midday, San Diego received 0.80" in 45 minutes, and 0.25" in five minutes.
Heavy warm rains melted mountain snows.
Unprecedented flow occurred on the Whitewater River.
Floods washed out roads and bridges in Thousand Palms and Palm Desert.
Levees were broken and Thermal was inundated.
Several San Diego County dams overtopped, causing widespread flooding downstream.
Bridges and roads were washed out in east San Diego metro area.
San Diego and Tijuana were isolated for several days.
Large areas of Long Beach, Fullerton and Anaheim were inundated.

1922: The morning low temperature at Minden, NV (US395 corridor near CA-NV border), was -10° F.

1918: Portola reported a morning low of -15° F.

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



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

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