Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

2005: Late-season high Sierra snowfall event from the 8th through early on the 9th, totals included 16" at Tunnel Guard and 13" at Volcanic Knob.

2001: A heat wave started on 5.7 and ended on this day.
Temperatures hit 109° F at Palm Springs, Thermal, and Borrego Springs, 103° F at Hemet, and 102° F at San Bernardino.

1977: The great Mother's Day storm produced heavy rain after three years of severe drought.
Some areas received more than 3" of rain.
Local flooding resulted.
3.69" of precipitation fell in Palomar Mountain, 2.47" in Idyllwild, 1.99" in Big Bear Lake, 1.49" in San Diego, and 1.06" in Victorville, each the greatest daily amount on record for May.
1.5" of rain fell in San Diego starting on 5.8 (1.49") and ending on this day (0.01"), the wettest 24-hour period on record for May.

1964: Gilroy had a low temperature of 31° F. 

1922: Yosemite Valley received 7.5" of snow, its' biggest May snowfall on record.

1896: The low temperature at Reno, NV, was 17° F.

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



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