Monday, March 6, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 6)

2010: Two funnel clouds were observed by the John Wayne Airport.
Five funnel clouds were observed by a police helicopter off the coast of Crystal Cove.

2001: Heavy rainfall throughout much of southwest Arizona left streets and roads flooded and washes running. 
A weather spotter at Yuma, AZ, Foothills recorded over an inch of rain, bringing his year-to-date total to just over 3".

A funnel cloud was observed in Yorba Linda.

2000: A storm that started on 3.4 and ended on this day brought up to 17" of snow in 24 hours to the mountains.
14" fell at Forest Falls.
Strong thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail at Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and Running Springs.
Strong thunderstorm wind gusts measured 60 mph at Huntington Beach.
Property was damaged and trees were downed along the coast from Huntington Beach to Sunset Cliffs.
Three illegal immigrants died south of Mt. Laguna.

1995: Heavy rain that started on 3.5 and ended on this day dropped 6" in 24 hours and 10.34" in 48 hours at Idyllwild.
8.57" fell in 24 hours and 14.58" fell in 48 hours at Palomar Mountain.
On this day 8" of rain fell at Palomar Mountain, the third greatest daily amount on record.
Floodwaters washed out a stretch of I-5, closing it for over a week.
The overall toll from a series of Pacific storms: 27 killed, $3 billion in damage, and 10,000 homes damaged.

1992: A series of storms that began on 3.1 and ended on 3.7 brought 1"-4" of rainfall and local flooding.

1983: This day marked the end of nine consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in San Diego, which started on 2.26.
This also occurred on 2.13-21.1980 and 2.5-13.1978.
This day marked the end of 11 consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Idyllwild, which started on 2.24.

1980: A severe thunderstorm dropped 1.25" diameter hail on the Lemoore Naval Air Station.
A funnel cloud was also sighted west of the Fresno Air Terminal.

1972: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was a warm 75° F.

1968: Heavy rain that began on this day ended on 3.8.
One drowning death resulted.
There was local flooding and
damage to buildings, homes, and schools.
Landslides closed several highways.

1935: 25.5" of snow fell at Truckee.

1903: San Jose reported a low of 25° F. 

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



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