Thursday, April 13, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 13)

2012: A late season storm dropped over a foot of snow in the mountains. 16" fell at Arrowbear Lake, 14" at Snow Summit, Onyx Summit at Forest Falls, 12" at Mt. San Jacinto Ranger Station, 10" at Wrightwood, Big Bear City, and Idyllwild, and 9" at Mt. Laguna.
This same storm produced strong thunderstorms.
A severe thunderstorm hit Anaheim Hills with strong winds once considered a tornado, which damaged a shopping center.
Fremont Canyon later reported wind gusts to 63 mph.
Thunderstorm winds hit south Hemet, knocking down a tree and ripping off an awning structure on a mobile home.
Lightning struck downtown San Diego, damaging a roof of a building and knocking out its power. A waterspout was observed just south of San Clemente Pier.
It broke apart as soon as it hit the beach at Cottons Point.
Top wind gust at the pier was 71 mph.
Another waterspout was observed just off the coast of Oceanside.
Strong onshore winds peaked at 83 mph at Burns Canyon.

22" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1962: Oakland Airport reported a high of 83° F. 

1956: Strong storm winds hit Chula Vista.
It was counted officially as a tornado (one witness, a Texas native, claimed it was).
Roof damage was done to 60 homes and extensively to a school.
Two were injured by flying glass.
Trees were uprooted, TV antennas were toppled and more than 300 windows were shattered.
Ten fish were sucked out of San Diego Bay and deposited on the ground.
A cold snowstorm brought one foot of snow to Mt. Laguna, at least six inches at Palomar Mountain, and 1.5 inches at Julian.

The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 13
° F.

1922: The morning low temperature at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe) was 8° F.

1903: Bakersfield dropped to 30", setting a record low for the date.

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



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