Monday, December 25, 2017

Re: [californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (December 24)

Thank you Marilyn but I didn't do much in CA this year except git mah butt outa CA.  That was a major accomplishment.

I now live in North Idaho where life is simpler, quieter, no traffic, few cities, clean air; I have property near a small town and a house instead of a postage stamp parcel in a condo and best of all, no mother may I HOA or folks telling me how to live or what I can('t) do on my land.  And overall, it's cheaper too.

Merry Christmas,

Spiel Czech happens

On Dec 25, 2017, at 5:07 AM, Marilyn Sass [californiadisasters] <> wrote:


Merry Christmas back @ you Rick! Thank you for all you have done this year!!!!

From: "'Rick Bates

2015. A tornado touched down in El Dorado county with multiple trees down.  Seen as it passed my window.

Merry Christmas ALL!


Spiel Czech happens

On Dec 24, 2017, at 11:36 PM, Kim Noyes [californiadisasters] <> wrote:

2010: A continuous feed of moisture into the Mojave Desert triggered by a slow moving area of low pressure off the coast of the Pacific Northwest resulted in several days of moderate to heavy rain falling across southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and southwest Utah. This resulted in significant to major flooding on area rivers and washes. The Beaver Dam Wash reached major flood stage and flooded the community of Beaver Dam, AZ. Six homes in Beaver Dam Estates were washed away with one of the homes falling into the wash and floating 200 yards before it crashed into trees, split apart and sank. Another 12 homes were damaged, and two mobile homes and a garage were destroyed. A 300 to 400 foot stretch of Clark Gable Drive was washed out. The raging waters of the Beaver Dam Wash then flowed into the Virgin River which then flooded Littlefield, AZ where a sewer lift station was damaged. Further downstream on the Virgin River at Mesquite, NV flooding damaged a golf course, two homes, a diversion dam for an irrigation canal and 200 feet of reinforced concrete pipes which serve as the outlet for a detention basin. The Virgin River crested at 13.2 feet at the Scenic Bridge in Mesquite at 5:02 PM on December 23rd.

In California the Mojave River overflowed its banks between December 21st and 24th due to a combination of heavy rain and an emergence release of water from the Cedar Spring Dam near Arowhead. Numerous roads in and around Barstow were covered with mud and closed, one bridge was washed out, a broken levee flooded a Barstow neighborhood and 3 swiftwater rescues were performed in Yermo.

In addition, this series of storms produced heavy mountain snows between December 17th and December 22nd. Aspendell, CA measured 88.1 inches of snow while 96 inches was measured at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort on Mt. Charleston, NV. At least 2 feet of snow fell on Westgard Pass in the White Mountains of California. The tremendous volume of snow crippled mountain communities with a "Code Red" declared by Inyo County for the eastern southern Sierra Nevada as people were advised to either stay put or leave before the snow set in. On Mt. Charleston at least 3 avalanches took place, and this combined with the volume of snow triggered evacuations. There were numerous downed trees and power lines and damages on the mountain alone were estimated at a half a million dollars from the snow.

Elsewhere across the area numerous roads were flooded. Valley of Fire, Echo Canyon and Spring Valley State Parks in Nevada were closed due to flash flooding. Total damages across the entire Las Vegas County Warning and Forecast Area were estimated at $13.5 million in 2010 dollars.

18" of snow fell at Badger Pass in Yosemite National Park with up to 2 feet in higher elevations of the Sierra.

Santa Ana winds produced a gust of 75 mph at Ontario.

1988: A week of subfreezing temperatures hit Southern California starting on this day and ending on 12.30.
Five died as a result of the cold.

Snow flurries flew over the entire San Diego metro area, but not a flake officially at San Diego. Heavy snow fell in the Laguna Mountains.

1983: 12" of snow fell at Cedarville (Modoc Co.).

1971: A series of wet storms hit the region during this week starting on 12.22 and ending on 12.28.
19.44" fell in Lake Arrowhead, 15.26" in Lytle Creek, 12.31" in Big Bear Lake, 7.49" in Palomar Mountain, 5..45" in San Bernardino, 4.98" in Santa Ana, 3.92" in Redlands, 3.04" in Riverside, 2.28" in San Diego, 1.24" in Palm Springs, and 1.02" in Victorville.
Extensive street flooding occurred across the region.
This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 12.28.
This also occurred on 2.18-24.2005, 1.13-19.1993, and 2.14-20.1980.

1955: 34" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV, (east shore Lake Tahoe)..

1955: Ben Lomond had received a record 23.82" of rain over the previous seven days.

Las Vegas, NV, recorded a morning low of 57 degrees.
This was the warmest low temperature ever recorded in December.

1948: Low dropped to 22° F at Bakersfield – coldest here in December in 18 years with unofficial reports as low as 10° F at the Buena Vista Land Station.

A massive storm that started on 12.23 ended on this day.
3.62 inches of rain fell in San Diego, starting on 12.23 and ending on this day, the greatest 24-hour amount on record.
On this day 4.28" fell in Escondido, the greatest daily rainfall for December, and the second greatest daily rainfall on record.
Heavy rains loosened soil in Del Mar that led to a landslide along a train track, derailing the train and killing three.

1921: A succession of heavy storms from 12.17 to 12.27 produced a total of 29.38" at Mt. Wilson (only 1.48" had fallen there since 5.23). 30.64" fell at Squirrel Inn at Lake Arrowhead.
From this day to 12.26, 6.76" fell in LA.
Widespread flooding of roads, bridges, railroads, farms, etc., resulted. Lake Arrowhead rose seven feet.
Flooded areas along the Santa Ana and San Gabriel Rivers were easily seen from atop Mt. Wilson from the coast to 20 to 30 miles inland.

1916: Bitter cold wave resulted in snow levels dropping down to the Valley floor.
Yosemite Valley had its' greatest 24 hour snowfall on record with 28", storm total from the 23rd-25th was 36".
Fresno received 0.1" of snow.
This was the 4th individual calendar day to receive measurable snow in Fresno in a single year, setting a record.

1905: Coldest low ever in Bakersfield for December, 13° F.

1891: A period of very cold weather started on 12.23 and ended on 12.30.
San Diego pools had ice 0.5" thick on the surface and ice one inch thick formed on oranges on trees in Mission Valley.

1861: Epic floods resulted, called the "Noachian Deluge of California", when it rained 30 days in succession, beginning on this day and ending on 1.23.1862.
35" of rain fell in LA. In San Diego over seven inches fell in January alone.
The Santa Ana River in Anaheim ran four feet deep and spread in an unbroken sheet of water to the Coyote Hills, three miles beyond the banks (in present-day Fullerton).
The mouth of the LA River shifted from Venice to Wilmington.
20 died in Orange County.
The worst flooding to date in San Diego County occurred after six weeks of rain.
All of Mission Valley was underwater and Old Town was evacuated.
The tide backed its waters into the San Diego River and cut a new channel into the bay.

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



Posted by: "Rick Bates (WA6NHC)" <>

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