Thursday, March 16, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 16)

2015: Strong high pressure and Santa Ana conditions boosted temperatures into the 90s across
the coast and valleys from 3/13 through this day, 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° F in Santa Ana was reached.
Highest minimum temperatures were 68° F in Santa Ana and San Diego on 3/15.

Concord reported a high of 85° F.

A powerful, cold and unstable storm dropped heavy rain across the region.
Almost 3" of rain fell in Fallbrook, 2"+ in Julian, 1.42" in San Diego and 1.18" in LA.
A Compton boy died while swept away in the LA River.
Heavy rain and snow that started on 3.15 and ended on this day caused mud slides along the coast in Orange County and in Malibu.
Three feet of snow fell in the San Bernardino Mountains.
On this day at 530 am a tornado struck Anaheim about 0.5 miles northeast of Disneyland.
It was on the ground for about 1.25 miles and was about 20-40 yards wide.
Damage was done to more than 12 roofs of industrial buildings.
Gusts and debris broke windows, toppled trees and fences.
Mature trees were snapped off at the trunk.
A funnel cloud was also observed in San Diego Mira Mesa.

A storm that started on this day and ended on 3.18 produced two to four inches of rain in San Diego County.
Local flooding closed many streets.

1977: A tornado skipped from Fullerton to Brea, injuring four and causing damage to 80 homes.

1972: Paso Robles warmed to 91° F, an all-time high for March.

1958: Heavy rain caused mudslides that caused a bridge to wash out 21 miles west of Mendota.
A car drove into the raging water, resulting in one boy being killed.

1958: 13" of snow fell at Bridgeport.

1954: For about 4 hours, intense winds caused considerable damage to carports, porches, TV antennas, windows and crops within a 15 mile radius of Bakersfield.

1952: Largest snowpack ever at Huntington Lake, 159".

1917: The morning low at Truckee was -18° F, its all-time record low temperature for March.

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



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