Saturday, March 11, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 10)

2015: A strong ridge of high pressure ahead of a low pressure system over the Pacific Northwest
brought warm south to southeast flow to the region.
Many locations in the San Joaquin Valley reached well into the 80s for high temperatures; records were tied or broken.

A powerful winter storm hit the Southern California region on this day and on 3.11.
On this day a waterspout came ashore in Encinitas (becoming a tornado).
A tree fell over a railroad track and halted traffic.
One inch diameter hail fell in Escondido.
Hail was widespread throughout San Diego County and even accumulated.
Snow fell as low as 1500 feet in elevation.
Storm total snowfall was 36 inches fell at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead and the Palm Springs Tram.
27" fell at Pine Cove and Idyllwild, 25" at Cuyamaca, 13" in Warner Springs, and 12" in Pine Valley.
All the mountain highways were closed.
Roof damage occurred in Guatay.
One immigrant was killed and seven were injured near Pine Valley.

2006: Thunderstorms produced rain mixed with ice pellets, snow grains and snowflakes across the central and southern San Joaquin Valley, mainly during the evening hours.
In Hanford, a slushy mix of snow and ice pellets stuck on the tops of cars on the north side of town and on some grassy surfaces accumulated to as much as a half of an inch.
Personnel at the NWS office in Hanford observed this event for about 10 minutes.

1997: A late season Santa Ana event brought a heat wave to the coast and valleys.
Many high temperatures were the highest temperatures for March on record, including Anaheim, El Cajon, Sun City, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

1995: A major El Nino-driven Pacific storm that struck California beginning yesterday bringing high winds (94 m.p.h. gust at Cuyama) and heavy rains (10.5" in 24 hours at Atascadero) continued to move across the area and damaging and deadly flooding began.
The Arroyo Passajara overpass of Interstate-5 in SW Fresno County was undermined by floodwaters after dark and collapsed killing 7 people.
Up to 10" of rain fell in parts of San Luis Obispo County in the El NiƱo-fueled storm that rolled in yesterday and continued into this day.
West Village Cambria was flooded including 35 businesses and 20 homes due to high tides and storm waves backing up a flooding Santa Rosa Creek.
The Cholame Y was underwater (intersection of Hwy's 41 & 46 and site of James Dean's death).
The Highway 41 bridge over the Salinas River in Atascadero was undermined and destroyed.
Flooding damage in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties totaled $75 million and four people were killed. 

1995: Very heavy rainfall caused a flash flood on Long Valley Creek in Storey County, NV.

1995: Fresno tied October 5, 1904 for its' wettest calendar day when 2.38" of rain fell on this date.
On the same day, the Doppler Weather Radar (WSR-88D) at Hanford generated its' first images.
Also, high winds in Kern County caused $21 million in crop damage.

1995: Very heavy rainfall caused a flash flood on Long Valley Creek (downstream from Reno) in Storey County, Nevada.

1986: Intense thunderstorm struck Fresno during the height of the evening commute with around an inch of rain falling in downtown Fresno resulting in widespread flooding stranding dozens of cars, some with water up to the rooftops.
The deluge flooded basements in a number of buildings in downtown Fresno and caused part of the roof to collapse on a store.
Hail fell in the nearby farm areas up to 4" deep with stones as large as mothballs.
In parts of Biola, the 2"-3" of hail was still on the ground at noon the next day.
Further south, locally heavy rain fell and causing the White River surged over its banks flooding Highway 99 between Earlimart and Delano.

1919: The morning low temperature at Truckee was -8° F.

1911: Monterey picked up 2.72" of rain.

1884: Showers and thunderstorms wash away several miles of railroad tracks east of Yuma, AZ. The Gila River rises to a stage of 23 feet 5".

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



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