Thursday, March 9, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 9)

1995: Up to 10" of rain fell in parts of San Luis Obispo County in the El Niño-fueled storm that rolled in on this day.
West Village Cambria was flooded including 35 businesses and 20 homes due to high tides and storm waves backing up a flooding Santa Rosa Creek. 
The Cholame Y was underwater (intersection of Hwy's 41 & 46 and site of James Dean's death).
The Highway 41 bridge across the Salinas River in Atascadero was wrecked. 

1995: The Arroyo Pasajero flash flood washes out a bridge on Interstate 5 near Coalinga. 
Four vehicles drove into the raging creek waters `resulting in the deaths of 7 people. 
Elsewhere across California, 7 other people were killed in storm-related deaths.

1995: San Lorenzo River went seven feet over flood stage in Santa Cruz County flooding low areas for two days. 

1978: An F1 tornado touched down in the foothills northwest of Gustine (Madera Co.).

1974: The greatest daily rainfall amount on this day in Santa Ana is a surprising 0.12".

1939: 22" of snow fell at Truckee.

The low temperature at Markleeville (Alpine Co.) was -15° F.

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



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