Saturday, May 13, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 10)

2007: Late season Santa Ana winds brought record warmth and very low relative humidity to the entire region.
On Catalina Island, a careless spark from welding equipment ignited the Island Fire.
The fire spread rapidly just northwest of the city of Avalon, reaching the city outskirts by nightfall. Nearly 1,200 people were asked to evacuate their homes, while dozens of fire engines
were transported to the island via military hovercraft.
Ultimately, the fire consumed 4,750 acres (nearly five times the size of any prior wildfire on the island) and destroyed six structures.

Petaluma had a low temperature of 27° F

2" of snow fell in Big Bear Lake, a remarkable amount for this late in the season.

1967: 3" of snow fell at Cedarville (Surprise Valley in Mono Co.).

1928: Fresno begins a 161 day stretch without any precipitation.
This is the longest such stretch on record here.

1896: Reno, NV, reported a morning low of 16° F.

1896: San Jose had a low temperature of 32° F.

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



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