Monday, May 1, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 1)

2014: This strongest and most widespread offshore wind event in years occurred very late in the season on 4/30 through this day.
On this day gusts reached 70 mph at Sill Hill near Cuyamaca Peak.
Many other stations measured speeds that exceeded 60 mph.
Temperatures in the 90° F range were common all over the lower elevations, with Chula Vista topping the list at 100° F.
Many daily high temperature records were broken.
Numerous trees and power lines were downed in the San Diego County interior.
On 4/30 a Garden Grove school incurred roof damage.
The Etiwanda fire near Rancho Cucamonga continued to spread.

Severe thunderstorms moved through Madera, Fresno and Tulare counties, spawning an F0 tornado near the Fresno Fairgrounds causing minor damaging some roofs and damaging a car.
Hail at least ¾" diameter also caused locally heavy losses to fruit crops in eastern Fresno County.

1990: It was 34° F in San Luis Obispo, the lowest temperature on record for May.

1981: It was 100° F in Victorville, the earliest 100° F reading of the season on record.

1967: Latest freeze ever at Edwards AFB, low dipped to 32° F.

1967: It was 18° F in Big Bear Lake, the lowest temperature on record for May. This also occurred on 5.8.1964.

1955: Dense fog observed at Bakersfield, the latest such occurrence in the season on record.

1955: It snowed 6" in Idyllwild and in Palomar Mountain, each the greatest daily snowfall on record for May.
In Idyllwild this also occurred on 5.6.1995.

1953: Mount Hamilton had a low temperature of 25° F. 

1947: The earliest 100° F high temperature in Las Vegas, NV, was reached on this date
The official high temperature was 102° F.

1947: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 90° F.

1930: In Riverside 1.3" of rain fell and in Escondido 2.17" of rain fell, each the greatest daily amount on record for May.

1915: Bakersfield only reached 55° for a high, the lowest on record here for May (also tied on May 6, 1921).

1912: 12" of snow fell at Tahoe City, tied for its all-time record one-day total for May.

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



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