Wednesday, March 15, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 15)

2015: Strong high pressure and Santa Ana conditions boosted temperatures into the 90s across
the coast and valleys from 3/13 through 3/16, and cooling only into the 60s at night.
Numerous daily high maximum and daily high minimum records were set.
On 3/13 the warmest reading of 96° in Santa Ana was reached.
Highest minimum temperatures were 68° in Santa Ana and San Diego on 3/15.

A funnel cloud was observed southwest of Balboa Park.

1987: Widespread strong storm winds pushed gusts to 40 mph at San Diego with sustained winds 25-35 mph all day.
Power outages occurred all over the San Diego metro area.
Motor homes toppled in the desert.
A light standard fell over onto cars in Coronado.
Boats flipped over in harbors.
A 22 foot boat turned over at the Mission Beach jetty.
Catalina cruise ships were delayed, stranding 1,200 tourists there.

1986: Heavy rain and snow that started on this day and ended on 3.16 caused mud slides along the coast in Orange County.
36" of snow fell in the San Bernardino Mountains.

1952: 26" of snow fell at Truckee.
In western Nevada 25" of snow fell at Minden, NV, with 14.5" of snow being reported at Carson City, NV.

1952: Big late-season snowfall in the Sierra: Grant Grove recorded 37" of snow in a 24 hour period, second time in this month that 30" or more of snow was recorded in 24 hours.
Total snowfall for the month here was 168" making it the snowiest month ever at this location.

1952: 25" of snow fell at Minden, NV, with 14.5" of snow being reported at Carson City, NV.

1905: 0.94" fell in San Diego in 30 minutes, the greatest 30 minute rainfall on record.

1899: Los Gatos received 4" of rain.

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



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