Wednesday, December 6, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (December 6)

2007: Surf with highest sets to 18 feet struck the coast of San Diego County (10 feet in Orange County) on 12.5 and on this day.
Highway 101 in Cardiff was inundated with minor flooding.
The Imperial Beach Pier sustained minor damage.

1998: Snow fell across the Las Vegas valley and most places recorded 2" on the ground.
Over 45 accidents were reported in just a 3 hour period.
US 95 between Eastern and Las Vegas Boulevard had to be closed due to the number of accidents.

1998: A thunderstorm in Los Alamitos and Garden Grove produced wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph and was called "almost a tornado."

1997: 14" of snow fell at Mammoth Lakes Ranger Station.

3.47" of rain fell in Santa Ana, the greatest daily amount on record for December, and the third greatest daily amount on record.
1.7" fell in Victorville, the greatest daily amount on record for December.

1992: An F1 tornado went through portions of Monterey County causing $250,000 in property damage.

1992: A big storm that started on 12.4 and ended on 12.7 brought rainfall from 0.5" at the coast to up to 6" of precipitation in the mountains.
1.65" fell in Coronado, 1.6" in Vista, 1.42" in Fallbrook, 1.32" in Escondido, and 1.15" in San Diego.
Flooding in Tijuana killed four and left hundreds homeless.
0.5 - 2 feet of snow fell in the mountains.
Local flooding, mud slides, standing water, and road closures resulted.

It was 87° F in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for December.
This also occurred the next two days on 12.7 and 12.8, and on 12.28.1980.

Heavy rain drenched the region, even the mountains, from 12.2 to 12.7.
Storm totals for the period: 27.79" in Lake Arrowhead (believed to be a 100 year rainfall), 23.73" in Palomar Mountain, 18.72" in Big Bear Lake, 17.85" in Idyllwild, 9.14" in San Bernardino, 7.63" in Redlands, 6.21" in Santa Ana, 5.19" in Riverside, 2.99" in San Diego, 2.73" in Palm Springs, but only 0.66" in Victorville and 0.28" in Barstow!
At least two homes were destroyed by floods and debris flows in Mill Creek Canyon.
Debris flows and floods damaged homes and roads in Wrightwood and Lytle Creek.
Homes and businesses were flooded in Redlands and Palm Springs.
Many roads across the region were flooded and washed out.
Scuba divers could not recover a Montclair man believed drowned in floodwaters.
Strong storm winds caused power outages.
On this day 9.43" of precipitation fell in Big Bear Lake, the greatest daily precipitation amount on record.
Incredibly, only 0.07" fell in Victorville on this day.

1966: One of the worst winter floods on record in southern Nevada did over $1 million in damage to highways, bridges, campgrounds and irrigation canals.
In Little Red Rock (west of Las Vegas, NV) a driver of a jeep was killed in a flash flood. Winds up to 100 mph blew a Volkswagen off the road.

1966: A storm total of one to two inches of rain fell from December 5th through 6th causing rivers in the Valley to swell.
The Tule and Kern Rivers reached peak flows twice as great as the highest level ever measured up to this point.

1909: 10" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1891: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 6° F.

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



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