Tuesday, March 7, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 7)

2012: Strong onshore winds hit the Anza Borrego Desert.
Wind gusts reached 63 mph at Borrego Springs and 62 mph at Ocotillo Wells.
Property damage resulted to homes, park structures, and RVs.
A golf cart was hurled into a mobile home.

Strong northwest winds behind a cold front whipped the Kern County mountains and deserts.
Indian Wells Canyon clocked a 106 mph gust while Inyokern recorded a gust of 75 mph.

2000: A waterspout was observed ten miles west of San Clemente and a funnel cloud was two miles west of La Jolla.

1992: A series of storms across Southern California that began on 3.1 and ended on this day brought one to four inches of rainfall and local flooding.

1992: A funnel cloud was spotted 5 miles east of Henderson, NV.

1986: An F0 tornado touched down in Kingsburg.
The tornado was spawned by a strong thunderstorm complex that produced heavy rain over the southern Sierra Nevada, causing flash flooding in Mariposa and Madera counties.

1972: It was 80° F in Big Bear Lake, the highest temperature on record for March.

1968: Heavy rain that began on 3.6 ended on 3.8.
One drowning death resulted.
There was local flooding and damage to buildings, homes, and schools, including homes in Ontario and Chino on this day.
Debris flows closed several highways.
Lightning struck three citrus trees in southwest San Bernardino County.

1964: Two waterspouts were observed, one off Oceanside and one off La Jolla.

1952: 2.4" of rain fell in San Diego starting on this day and ending on 3.8, the greatest 24-hour amount on record for March.
It rained 3.42" in Santa Ana on this day, the greatest daily amount on record for March.

1949: Two thunderstorms hit Bakersfield in the same day unleashing heavy downpours that flooded first floors of some offices, damaging some house foundations as well as inundating landscaping, streets and storm drains.

1919: The low temperature at Truckee was -5° F.

1911: King City had received a record 7.49" of rain over the past seven days.

1911: 18" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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