Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 15)

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.

Spring snowfall of 5" at both Lodgepole and Grant Grove (Sequoia-Kings Canyon N.P.).

1987: The monsoon made a very early visit.
Thunderstorms arrived in the mountains and deserts. 0.2" fell in Mt. Laguna (San Diego Co.).

1984: 4" of snow fell at Truckee.

1970: Santa Cruz had a high of 98° F.

Record highs for May were established at Lompoc 98° F and Pismo Beach with 100° F.

1927: The high temperature at Reno and Carson City, NV, was 92° F.

1906: 3" of snow fell at Cedarville (Surprise Valley in Modoc Co.).

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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