Sunday, May 14, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 14)

2015: A strong late-season winter storm, along with some thunderstorms, hit the region.
San Diego reported 1.30" of rain in one hour.
A nine-minute period with in that main hour totaled 0.71", which is near the 1/100 return interval.
The amount of 1.63" on this day broke the daily rainfall record for any day in May.
Flooding in Mission Hills and Midway District of San Diego was up to four feet deep.
Several swift water rescues were made for people trapped in
flooded vehicles.

2014: Strong high pressure and a strong late-season Santa Ana wind event combined to bring record high temperatures exceeding 100° F to most of the lower elevations from this day to 5/15.
Many all-time high temperature records for the month of May were broken.
On this day temperatures soared into the 90s across the region.
The hottest day was 5/15 whenit was 106° in Yorba Linda and the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
The strong Santa Ana winds gusted to 40 to 45 mph in parts of the coast and valleys, and 60 to 80 mph in the foothills.
The winds knocked down many trees and power lines, and blew off some roof tiles.
Numerous fires erupted especially in San Diego County, burning over 27,000 acres and causing more than $50 million in property damage.
The Poinsettia fire in Carlsbad and the Cocos Fire in San Marcos damaged homes,
but no serious injuries or deaths resulted.
A thunderstorm outflow boundary caused wind damage near Lemoore to fences, dairy barns and small structures.
Gusts were estimated at over 50 mph.

1995: Markleeville (Alpine Co.) recorded 1.17" of precipitation.

1993: Two people were struck by lightning at Legacy Golf Course in Henderson, NV. 
One man was killed. 
The other man received minor injuries.

1972: Redwood City had a high of 95° F.

1962: 6" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1951: Tehachapi received 2" of snow from a late season storm.

1921: The Aurora Borealis is observed as far south as Phoenix and Yuma, AZ. 
 This is the first appearance since records were kept at either location.

The temperature dropped to 30° F in Victorville, tied for the second coldest night in May during a long cold spell.

1899: 10" of snow fell at Susanville.

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



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