Saturday, March 11, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 11)

2011: A tsunami was generated from a Japan earthquake of magnitude 9.1.
Minor fluctuations in sea level occurred in Southern California for two days following.
A bait barge was damaged in Mission Bay.
The Japan tsunami produced two days of minor sea level fluctuations and unusual currents in San Diego Bay and across Southern California on this day in 2011.

2007: King City reported a high of 93° F. 
They would also report the same high temperature the following day.

2006: A powerful winter storm hit the region on 3.10 and on this day.
On this day a supercell thunderstorm produced a waterspout off south Carlsbad.
This storm continued through northern San Diego County leaving 1" diameter hail again (it happened the previous day as well) in Escondido, and 0.5" diameter hail accumulated to 1" deep from Carlsbad to Escondido.
A tornado was later reported in north Ramona from this storm, which downed trees and caused property damage.
Storm total snowfall was 36" fell at Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead and the Palm Springs Tram.
27" fell at Pine Cove and Idyllwild, 25" at Cuyamaca, 13" in Warner Springs, and 12" in Pine Valley.
All the mountain highways were closed.
Roof damage occurred in Guatay.
One immigrant was killed and seven were injured near Pine Valley.

2006: Snow levels dropped to low levels once again in association with a storm system.
Highway 152 through Pacheco Pass west of Los Banos received up to 8" of snow at the 1400 foot level.
Impressive snow amounts fell in the Sierra Nevada foothills with the snow bringing down many trees and power lines.
Ponderosa Basin measured 14", Oakhurst had 10" and Lush Meadow 8".

1995: Heavy rain produced 3.07" at Banning - Beaumont, 2.75" at Murrieta, 2.1" at Moreno Valley, 1.23" at Riverside, 0.84" at Palm Springs. 7.73" fell at Wrightwood in 48 hours.
A section of I-5 washed out, and there was a lot of local flooding on 3.10.
Over 20" of snow fell at Bear Mountain Ski Resort.
On this day 3.06" of precipitation fell in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily amount on record for March.

1995: From March 10-13, 1995, Monterey County experienced significant winter storm which resulted in sustained heavy precipitation falling on already-saturated watersheds. 
Pinnacles National Monument received a record 6.39" of rain over three days. 
Devastating flooding occurred throughout Monterey County, particularly along the Carmel, Arroyo Seco, Salinas, and Pajaro Rivers. 
Damage was extensive throughout the County with virtually every community affected. 
Pajaro, Castroville, Mission Fields, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur sustained devastating damage. Over 1,500 residences were damaged, including 60 homes which were declared uninhabitable. The highway 1 bridge over the Carmel River washed out. 
The closure of Highway 1 over the Carmel River resulted in the complete elimination of access to portions of Carmel Highlands and Big Sur for a period of several days, requiring evacuations to take place with helicopters. 
 Floods on the Pajaro, Carmel, and Salinas Rivers on March 12th were so severe that they cut off access to the Monterey Peninsula from the north and east. 
In fact, the Monterey Peninsula was isolated from vehicular traffic for a period of 24 hours. 
 The Salinas River exceeded its previous measured record crest by more than four feet, which was within a foot or two of the reputed crest of the legendary 1862 flood.

1995: Three days of soaking rain from the 9th through the 11th of March resulted in $146.8 million in damage to crops across interior central California.
Mendota was hard hit were many roads and poor drainage areas flooded and gusty winds toppled trees and knocked out power.
Highways 140 and 41 to Yosemite National Park were closed due to water, rocks and debris on the roads.

1969:  The morning low temperature at Bridgeport was -22° F.

1967: A series of storms brought heavy rain starting this day and ending on 3.14.
Total precipitation was 8.52" in Lake Arrowhead and 8.06" in Lytle Creek.
Only about one inch fell in the San Bernardino area during this time, and none in Victorville.
The Mojave River flooded a couple of roads and washed out construction sites in the desert.
Heavy snow fell in the higher mountains, up to two feet in Big Bear Lake.
But only one inch at Lake Arrowhead and Idyllwild.

1967: 14" of snow fell at Glenbrook (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1916: Bakersfield had a high temperature of 94° F.
This set a record for the earliest 90° F+ high temperature on record here.
It also set an all-time record high temperature for the month of March (tied on March 15, 1916 and March 29, 2004).

1911: At Tamarack, California the snow depth was 451" - still the all-time record snow depth for the contiguous U. S.

1909: Two waterspouts were observed several miles off Pt. Loma for 20 minutes.

1884: Flood waters from the Gila River enter Yuma, AZ, completely washing away numerous adobe buildings. 
No lives were lost.  

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



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