Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 6)

2006: Santa Ana winds flared up on this day and on 2.7 and led to the Sierra Fire east of Orange.
It burned nearly 11,000 acres and caused eight minor injuries.

2001: Over a week of heavy snow started on this day and ended on 2.14.
The snowfall was called "most in a decade."
60" fell at Blue Jay and Mountain High, 24" at Snow Summit, and 5"-12" at Apple Valley.
Mountain High reported 12" of new snow on this day.
The roof of an ice rink caved in at Blue Jay.

1999: A powerful winter storm brought strong winds to the eastern Sierra and western Nevada.
A wind gust of 105 mph was reported in south Reno, NV.
In the Carson City and Reno, NV, areas roofs were damaged, power poles and fences were blown down, and large trees were uprooted.

El Niño kicked into gear.
Heavy rain that started on this day and ended on 2.9 brought up to three inches of rainfall to Southern California.
Catastrophic and widespread flooding resulted, especially in Newport Beach and Irvine.
Lots of property damage occurred in southern Orange County.
Evacuations and swift water rescues were needed.
Landslides, mud slides, and sink holes occurred.
Roads, bridges, and railroads were damaged.

1998: A wind gust of 96 mph was clocked at the California Highway Patrol station at the base of the Grapevine, 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield.

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

1989: Downtown San Francisco recorded a low temperature of 31° F.

1989: Overall the coldest air mass ever in the state of California in February.
Lodgepole (Tulare Co.) dipped to -12° F, its lowest February reading ever.

1989: It was 12° F in Palomar Mountain (San Diego Co.) and 25° F in Santa Barbara, the lowest temperatures there on record for February.

1989: South Lake Tahoe had a morning low of -26° F.

1987: Santa Ana winds hit San Diego County on this day and on 2.7.
Gusts up to 75 mph were recorded at Cuyamaca and Palomar Mountain areas.
Gusts to 60 mph hit Brown Field and Warner Springs, 40 mph in Julian and Valley Center.
35 mph gusts hit San Diego.
A plane flipped over at Brown Field.
Winds forced a sailboat into the rocks at Pt. Loma.
I-8 was closed for two hours in eastern San Diego County.
Trees, power lines and fences were downed, causing damage and power outages.
A highway sign fell on cars.
Record warm weather came to the coast: 82° F at San Diego and 84° F at Oceanside.

1976: Strong storm winds hit 64 mph at Palmdale.

1969: It snowed 24" in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily amount on record for February.
This also occurred later in the same month on 2.19.1969.
This amount is also the third greatest daily amount on record.

1950: Heavy rain led to Chino Creek inundating Highway 71 from Corona to Ontario.

1937: 2.71" of rain fell in San Diego, the third wettest calendar day and the wettest February day on record.
2.9" of rain fell, beginning on this day and ending on 2.7, the greatest 24-hour amount for February on record.
2.6" fell in 12 hours.
For the storm, 8.2" fell in Descanso, 5.7" in Escondido. 4.25" fell in Long Beach, a 24 hour record.
Flooding killed many.
The LA basin flooded in many communities.
Hodges Dam overtopped. Mountain snowmelt added to the flooding.

1905: Heavy rains from 2.4 to this day caused the San Diego River to run for the first time in six years.
4.23" fell in San Diego in 43 hours.

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



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

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