Monday, March 27, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 27)

2015: The high temperature in San Diego reached 82° F, the seventh day during this month of March that the temperature met or exceeded 80° F.
This broke the previous March record of five days for that to occur.
The average high in March is 65.6° F.

A microbust hit the Fullerton Airport.
Top recorded winds were only 30 mph, but spotters estimated winds of at least 45 mph.
An aviation building lost its roof.
Another thunderstorm wind knocked down a large Eucalyptus tree onto three cars in Encinitas, causing two injuries.
A funnel cloud was spotted off the La Jolla coast.

1993: Funnel clouds were observed starting on 3.26 and ending on 3.28.
Two were seen near Temecula and one was observed in Moreno Valley.

1991: Beginning on the evening of March 26th and continuing into the 27th snow fell and accumulated in the Kern County desert with as much as 8.5" at Randsburg.
Other amounts included 3.1" at Mojave with a trace at China Lake NAS.

1991: A strong winter storm produced heavy snow, dropping 36" at Lake Arrowhead, 27" at Big Bear Lake (the greatest daily amount on record) and 18.5" at Idyllwild.
An avalanche of snow isolated 100 people in Big Bear Lake by blocking Highway 18.
Tornadoes hit Huntington Beach and rural San Marcos.
The tornado in Huntington Beach cut a five-mile swath and blew off roofs of six homes.
Dozens of other homes were damaged and 50 mobile homes were severely damaged.
In 24 hours, 1.8" of rain fell in Escondido, 1.71" in Poway, 1.56" in Fallbrook, 1.55" in La Mesa, 1.52" in Ramona, 1.48" in El Cajon, and 1.09" in San Diego.
Golf courses and shopping centers were flooded by the San Diego River in Mission Valley.
Flooding damaged Highway 78 east of the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

1988: Santa Ana weather brought 90° F+ temperatures all over the region starting 3.25 and ending on this day.
It was 102° F in Santee on 3.25, 97° F throughout the San Diego Valleys on all three days, and 90° F in San Diego on 3.26.
Several brush fires resulted.
It was 101° F in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for March.
This also occurred on 3.31.1989.
This is also the earliest date in the season that the temperature hit the century mark.

1966: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 75° F.

1963: Healdsburg received 3.29" of rain.

1958: A well-defined funnel cloud was observed by a U.S. Weather Bureau Meteorologist while traveling by train 5 miles northeast of Chowchilla.
The funnel extended from a ceiling around 2,500 feet to about 300 feet from the ground.

1907: The morning low temperature at Bridgeport was -7° F.

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



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