Saturday, May 20, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 20)

2003: It was 31° F in Escondido, the latest date in the season with a freezing temperature on record.

2002: Palo Alto recorded 1.25" of rain.

2002: A significant late-season snow event in the Sierra Nevada lasted about 24 hours from the 20th until early on the 21st and brought 24" of snow to Volcanic Knob, 21" at Pascoes and 20" at Huntington Lake.
On the same date near Madera, an F1 tornado demolished a small farm structure and peeled roofs off other structures and downed trees and fences.
North of Madera, hail as large as 1.75" in diameter fell scarring fruits and vegetables.

2002: Three funnel clouds and one waterspout were observed off the coast near Dana Point.

1997: A tornado was reported seven miles east of Borrego Springs.

1991: Santa Barbara sank to 36° F overnight setting a record low for May.

1966: Thunderstorm winds of at least 80 mph totally destroyed 30 aircraft and damaged others in
Las Vegas.

1964: Localized gusty winds during the afternoon described as "whirlwind" lifted a large roof off a shed in Reedley and dropped it nearby crushing 4 cars.

1923: Markleeville (Alpine Co.) recorded 2.55" of precipitation.

1891: 4.5" of snow fell at Virginia City, NV.

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



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