Wednesday, January 10, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 9)

2009: Santa Ana winds gusted up to 83 mph at Fremont Canyon.
Winds downed trees and power lines, overturned semi-trucks, and damaged roofs.

2005: Five consecutive days of heavy rainfall started on 1.7 and ended on 1.11.
The wet weather was blamed on the "Madden-Julian Oscillation", also known as the "Pineapple Connection".
30" of rainfall over the five days deluged Lytle Creek.
4"-10" fell at lower elevations.
Widespread catastrophic floods impacted nearly every community.
This followed heavy storms in late December and earlier in January.

2004: Wind gusts estimated between 50 and 60 mph blew over several trucks at the base of the Grapevine.

2001: A very high tide and a four foot surf flooded Surfside in Seal Beach.

1998: Heavy rain that started on 1.8 and ended on 1.10 brought two inches of rainfall, causing floods and mud slides in Del Dios (near Escondido).
A tornado hit Long Beach causing property damage.
A waterspout was observed three miles off Laguna Beach.

1993: Horse Creek Dam in Sand Canyon (Tehachapi Mountains) fails causing localized flooding.

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20 to 50 inches of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12 inches at lower elevations over a two week period.
It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (13) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1991: Dense fog led to a 22 vehicle pile up on Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow in the late night hours resulting in two deaths.

1963: High winds up to 50 mph forced the Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl to close.
About 300 skiers braved the winds and icy conditions at the ski bowl the day before.
A smaller crowd was there the next day when the winds became too dangerous.

1962: Sonoma County Airport had a high of 82° F.

1949: The most significant snowstorm to hit lower elevations started on this day and ended on 1.11.
14" fell in Woodland Hills, 8" in La CaƱada and Catalina Island (at 2,100 feet), 6" in Altadena, 5" in Burbank, 4" in Pasadena, 1" in Laguna Beach and Long Beach.
A trace fell in San Diego, the only time since 1882.
36" piled up at Mt. Laguna, 18" fell on Cuyamaca, and one foot in Julian.
4"-8" fell as low as 1000 feet in elevation.
A light covering was reported in La Jolla, Point Loma, Miramar, Escondido, Spring Valley, and other outlying San Diego areas.
The snow snarled all kinds of transportation and caused power outages and emergencies.
A plane crash killed five and injured one near Julian. A camping group was stranded at Cuyamaca.

1949: An upper level low moving through the region brought snow to the Kern County desert floor commencing on the 9th and continuing through the 13th.
Even once the snow was over with it remained on the ground for up to five days after the event was over with in some areas.
Total accumulations included 12.8" at Randsburg, 8" at Mojave and 3.5" at China Lake NAS.

1949: One of the biggest snowstorms ever in southern Nevada commenced on this date.
Las Vegas, NV, officially measured 9.7" at McCarran Airport setting a storm record.
Other totals included 5.5" at Overton, 15.5" at Boulder City, 18" at Indian Springs, 24" in Searchlight and a whopping 65.6 inches at Mt. Charleston (NW of Las Vegas and just east of CA-NV border).

1948: It was 82° F in Idyllwild, the highest temperature on record for January.

1937: Carson City, NV had a morning low of -26° F and at Minden, NV, it was -20° F.
The high temperature in Las Vegas, NV, was 31° F.
This was one of only 10 times that the temperature did not climb above the freezing mark in Las Vegas.

1923: 91° F at Santa Barbara set the record high for the month.

1890: The morning low at Reno, NV was -18° F.

1888: Freezing temperatures in inland valleys (of Southern California) killed the citrus crop.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego and the Redding Record-Seachlight



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