Sunday, February 19, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 19)

2013: A cold winter storm passed over the region during the afternoon and evening.
Hundreds of cars were stuck in several inches of snow in Tehachapi on Highway 58.
The Grapevine on Interstate 5 was closed during the nighttime and into the next day due to snow and ice accumulation.
There were numerous problems due to low elevation snowfall in the Sierra Nevada foothills, such as Oakhurst and Coarsegold.
Around 2" of snow fell in Prather along Highway 168 (elevation around 1,550 feet).

A waterspout moved ashore (within 100 yards of the pier) and became a tornado in Huntington Beach, which damaged and downed trees and power poles.
Multiple waterspouts were reported.
A super cell thunderstorm moved ashore in Oceanside and spawned an F1 tornado that moved through Fallbrook, Rainbow and Temecula, causing extensive damage to cars, trees, roofs, fences, etc.

2000: Santa Ana winds gusted to 92 mph at Fremont Canyon.

1995: The temperature hit 90° F in San Diego, the highest temperature on record for February.

1994: Santa Cruz had a high of only 45° F.

1993: Heavy rain across the region started on 2.18 and ended on 2.20.
1"-2" fell in Carlsbad.
Flooding occurred from Oceanside to Encinitas.
Homes were damaged along the Mojave River in Hesperia.

1993: A F0 tornado knocked down a power pole near Tipton (Tulare Co.).

1988: Very strong Santa Ana winds started on 2.16 and ended on this day.
Gusts of 90 mph at Newport Beach and 70+ mph in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills were measured on 2.17.
Gusts to 76 mph hit Monument Peak - Mt. Laguna on 2.18.
Gusts to 63 mph hit Ontario on 2.17 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 this day 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.

1984: Heavy rain that started on 2.18 and ended today caused mud slides in Orange County up to two feet deep.
Up to 16" of snow fell in the mountains.

1980: Post-frontal instability led to several funnel clouds developing during the late morning and early afternoon hours across Fresno and Tulare Counties.
An F1 tornado damaged the terminal at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (then called the Fresno Air Terminal) as well as the roof of a motel on the airport grounds
and a nearby residential area in Northeast Fresno.
At the airport trees were uprooted and cars were overturned.
A Piper Navajo aircraft that had just landed at the airport was pushed about 500 feet.
Hail up to quarter size in diameter also fell in conjunction with the thunderstorm and accumulated to a depth of 3"-5" at the airport.
Two people were injured.
The tornado lasted on the ground for 1.7 miles and was spawned by a complex of thunderstorms, one of which dropped ½-inch diameter hail on Visalia.
The storms also produced heavy rains that caused flooding in northeastern Kings County, including eastern Hanford.

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.
Post-fire flooding overwhelmed a basin below Harrison Canyon in north San Bernardino four times.
Forty homes were damaged or destroyed there.
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.

1969: Fresno received 10.66" of precipitation by this date.
This is the quickest Fresno has ever reached its normal annual precipitation which starts on January 1st of the year.

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.
It snowed 24" in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily amount on record for February.
This also occurred earlier in the same month on 2.6.1969.
This amount is also the third greatest daily amount on record.

1962: A tornado touched down in Irvine, uprooting trees and toppling power poles.
It snowed 12 inches at Palomar Mountain, the greatest daily snowfall on record for February.
This also occurred on 2.27.2001 and 2.13.1973.

1894: 30" of snow fell at Virginia City, NV.

1891: A prolonged storm dropped 33" of rain in Descanso within a 60 hour period from this day to 2.23.
2.56" fell in San Diego.
There were heavy damages and losses to homes, land, livestock, transportation and power throughout the Tijuana and San Diego River Basins.

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



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