Sunday, March 19, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 19)

2012: A heavy snowstorm dumped deep snow in the mountains starting on 3/17 and ending on this day.
Ski resorts, Arrowbear Lake, and the top of the Palm Springs Tramway reported over two feet of snow.
15" fell at Big Bear Lake, 14" in Mt. Laguna, up to 13" in Wrightwood, 11" in Pine Cove, and 10" in Forest Falls and Idyllwild.
A trace of snow fell as low as 1500 feet in Hemet.
Numerous traffic accidents on the snowy and icy highways resulted.

2000: Very strong winds impacted the San Francisco Coastaline causing $250,000 in property damage. 
The strongest wind recorded was 72 knots.

A vigorous storm that started on 3.17 and ended on 3.20 produced one to eight inches of rainfall in lower elevations and up to 14 inches of precipitation in the mountains.
6.17" fell at Mt. Wilson and 4" fell in Santa Barbara.
24"-60" of snow fell in the mountains.
On this day one foot of snow fell at Mt. Laguna, and 6" fell at Palomar Mountain and Cuyamaca.
Schools and roads closed in the mountains, including I-8 from Alpine to Imperial County.
Local flooding and mud slides resulted.
A tornado in the East City Heights neighborhood of San Diego caused property damage on this day.
A tornado in the San Carlos area of San Diego caused extensive damage also on this day.
Pines were ripped out by the roots, palm and cottonwood trees were snapped in half.
Cars were smashed by falling objects, debris and patio furniture was strewn throughout the neighborhood, including a refrigerator.
A car was moved 60 feet by a falling palm.
On this day another tornado moved through Lakewood and Bellflower.
Strong storm winds created large waves and surf.
A 33 foot sailboat was blown aground and destroyed at Pt. Loma.

1990: A funnel cloud was observed over the San Diego neighborhood of San Carlos.

1982: A tornado touched down and 2.13" of rain fell in 24 hours in Pt. Loma.

1952: 28" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe), with 26.5" of snow being reported at Truckee, and 12" at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1928: Early season heat: 90° F at Bakersfield, set a record high for the date.

1894: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was only 35° F.

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



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