Sunday, February 26, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 25)

2011: Heavy snow fell in the mountains and even accumulated down to 1000 feet elevation on this day and on 2/26/2011.
Amounts were 24.5" in Wrightwood, 24" in Forest Falls, 23" in Mt. Laguna, 21" in Lake Arrowhead, 20.75" in Pine Cove, 16" in Palomar Mountain, and 15" in Idyllwild.
About a half inch accumulated in Jamul and Ramona.

High surf of 15 feet struck the beaches on 2.24 and this day, causing damage on the Ocean Beach pier.

2004: High winds whipped the Grapevine: a gust of 60 mph was clocked at the base and a 75 mph gust was recorded at a pumping plant near Edmonston.

2004: Large and powerful winter storm produced intense rain rates in Daly City, sending floodwaters up to 4 feet. 
Damage was estimated to 500,000 dollars.

1998: El Nino pattern resulted in a soggy February across the San Joaquin Valley resulting on over $30 million in agricultural losses and $11.1 million in property damages.
Fresno recorded 4.89" of rain this month, making it its' 5th wettest February on record while Bakersfield recorded 5.36" of rain this month, making it the second wettest February on record here.
Damages here included nearly 9,300 acres of inundated farmland in Fresno County alone, over 25,000 thousand almond trees blown down in Fresno and Kern Counties and a loss of milk production from stressed cows.

1996: A storm that started on this day and ended on 2.28 produced 0.5" to 1.5" of rainfall in coastal areas.
Snowfall of 10" was recorded at Idyllwild, 2" in Yucaipa and even a dusting in Hemet and Corona.
12"-24" of snow fell in the higher mountains and up to 6" fell in the high desert.

1991: Paso Robles set a monthly record high of 83° F.

1987: Several funnel clouds and waterspouts around San Diego County.
One waterspout was seven miles west of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and another was seven miles west of the San Diego River channel.
A funnel cloud was observed off Imperial Beach.
Waterspouts damaged many boats in Coronado harbors.
One waterspout picked up a dropped a 30 foot, 5-ton cabin cruiser.
A dinghy was also tossed and was reported to have been in the air for 15-20 seconds.
Cold air arrived on 2.22 and dropped low temperatures below 40° at San Diego for three consecutive days, the coldest stretch since 1978.

1987: The biggest late-season, low elevation snow on record in southern Nevada: 6" at
Desert Rock, 2" in the Lakes area of Las Vegas, NV. Flurries in Laughlin, NV.

1983: Heavy rain across SoCal that started on 2.24 and ended on 2.28 brought extensive street flooding.
Damage was done to 30 cars and an apartment building in Anaheim.

1969: Incredible all-time 24 hour snowfall records were set in parts of the Sierra with 46" of snow measured at Lodgepole and 36" of snow at Grant Grove from the 24th-25th of February.

1969: Heavy snow in the mountains that began on 2.20 and ended on this day brought snow depths approaching the greatest depths on record.
Strong storm winds caused outages of telephone service, power, and gas.
The two-day rainfall total (2.24 and this day) in Santa Ana was an astounding 5.60 inches.
Two-day totals were 11.13" in Big Bear Lake and 11.72" in Palomar Mountain. 6.43" fell on this day in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily amount on record for February.
5"-15" of rain hit the lowlands from 2.22 to this day.
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.

1969: A winter storm flooded Beatty with 3 feet of water and washed out 15 miles
of Highway 95 in Nye County (just over the CA-NV border from Death Valley).
Drifts of snow reached 15 feet on Mt. Charleston (northwest of Las Vegas near CA-NV border).

1921: It was 92° F in LA and 94° F in Santa Barbara, both the highest temperatures on record in February for those loca

1904: Reno, NV, recorded 1.9" of precipitation, its fifth largest one-day total.

1894: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was -2° F.

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



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