Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (March 30)

2013: Numerous thunderstorms developed over the San Joaquin Valley during the late evening hours as a strong upper - level low pressure system approached the central California coast. 
A total of 1,865 lightning strikes were reported by the Lightning Detection Network; 170 of these were cloud-to-ground strikes.

1992: Two tornadoes touched down in Las Vegas, NV. 
One was rated a F1 and struck the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard were it lifted
a home off its' foundation and damaged roofs on two other homes. 

Wind gusts of up to 90 mph were reported in Mojave.

1966: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 82° F.

1960: Damage to buildings and utility lines in northwestern Kern County from gusty winds during the evening hours.
Inyokern Airport recorded gusts of 85 mph.

1958: 18" of snow fell at Glenbrook (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1957: A tight pressure gradient generated intense winds across the Kern County deserts.
Edwards Air Force Base recorded an 80 mph gust.

1940: Redwood City picked up 3.28" of rain.

1897: The low temperature at Susanville was 1° F.

1867: Heavy rains hit San Bernardino County and flooded barley fields.
Several homes were destroyed or damaged.
Lumber mills in Mill Creek and Santa Ana canyons were destroyed.

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



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