Friday, February 17, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 17)

2002: Two funnel clouds were observed around Carlsbad.

1998: A waterspout was observed off Point Loma.

1997: An F0 tornado touched down in Southwest Bakersfield. 
Hail as large as 1.5" in diameter fell in association with thunderstorm as well. 
This is the largest size hail ever documented in the city of Bakersfield.

1997: A thunderstorm produced marble size hail at Yucaipa.

1994: Los Gatos had a high of 82° F.

1990: 34" of snow fell at Truckee, with 30" at Boca (just east of Truckee).

1990: Biggest storm of the winter of 1989-1990 in the Sierra. 
Yosemite Valley received 17", while 28" fell at the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park and 26" fell in Grant Grove. 
Gusty winds also blew down trees in some areas.

1990: Heavy snow that started on 2.16 and ended on 2.18 brought three to four feet of snow to the mountains. 
48" was recorded at Green Valley and 46" at Big Bear Lake. 
An avalanche at Wrightwood buried ten hikers, injuring one. 
On this day 26" fell in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily snowfall on record for February and the second greatest amount on record. 
This record snowfall amount also occurred on 1.31.1979.

1988: Very strong Santa Ana winds started on 2.16 and ended on 2.19. 
Gusts of 90 mph at Newport Beach and 70+ mph in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills were measured on this day. 
Gusts to 76 mph hit Monument Peak - Mt. Laguna on 2.18. 
Gusts to 63 mph hit Ontario on this day and a gust of 50 mph was reported at Rancho Cucamonga on 2.16. 
Numerous trees and power lines were downed causing power outages near the foothills of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. 
On 2.19 in Pauma Valley a mobile home was overturned and shingles were torn off roofs. 
Fontana schools were closed due to wind damage. 
Three were killed when a big rig truck overturned and burned, one was killed having stepped on a downed power line). 
Power outages hit 200,000 customers in LA and Orange counties. 
Minor structural damage occurred to signs, etc. 
Grass fires resulted.

1986: Heavy rain that started on 2.14 and ended on this day claimed one life from resultant flash flooding. 
High surf during this period caused two drowning deaths.

1980: Six storms that began on 2.13 hit Southern California continuing on this day. 
By 2.21, 12.75" measured in LA. 
30 were killed in widespread floods and mud slides. 
Roads and hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged. 
Mission Valley was completely inundated between Friars Rd. and I-8. 
Large waves hit coast during this stormy period, causing coastal flooding at Mission Beach, including water over the boardwalk and into houses. 
On this day a waterspout was observed off Camp Pendleton.

1969: Heavy rain starting on 2.16 ended on 2.26. 
Up to 30" of precipitation fell on the south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 13" was recorded northwest of Mt. San Jacinto, around 10" at Banning, less than 1" in eastern Coachella Valley. 
The death and destruction continued from the previous month. 
21 died from flooding and mud slides all over California
An entire family was killed in Mt. Baldy Village when a mud slide hit their home. 
Extensive damage hit crops, farmland and livestock. 
Creeks around Yucaipa all left their banks and substantial flooding occurred to residences and businesses. 
In the upper desert farmlands became lakes and more than 100 homes along the Mojave River were damaged. 
Roads and bridges recently repaired from previous month's damage either washed out or were destroyed again.

1932: The high temperature in Escondido was 43° F, the lowest high temperature on record.

1930: It was 89° F in Santa Maria and 88° F in San Luis Obispo, both record monthly highs. 

1927: Continual rain that started on 2.11 for six days ended on this day. 
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, 12.81" fell at Cuyamaca, 2.65" at El Capitan, 2.2" at El Cajon, and 1.47" at La Mesa. 
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. 
Large areas of Long Beach, Fullerton and Anaheim were inundated.

1894: The morning low temperature at Reno,NV, was 0° F.

1883: The highest barometric pressure was recorded in San Diego on this day: 30.53".

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



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