Thursday, January 11, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 11)

2013: Very high "king" tides around 7.5 feet hit the coast.
Some beach areas became inundated with sea water in Seal Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Imperial Beach..

Five consecutive days of heavy rainfall started on 1.7 and ended on this day.
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.

2005: From January 7th-11th, a series of storm systems unleashed heavy snowfall on the higher elevations of central California.
Tuolumne Meadows recorded 18" of snow in 24 hours alone from the 7th through the 8th and 56" fell at Chilkoot Meadow in this same time frame.
Totals for this 5 day period included 152" of snow at Farewell Gap, 123" at Wet Meadow and 108" at Ostrander Lake, West Woodchuck Meadow and Pascoes.

2001: A strong winter storm that started on 1.10 and ended on this day brought 2"-4" inches of rain to the coast and the valleys and 1.74" of precipitation to Phelan.
Flash flooding occurred in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and Costa Mesa.
13"-18" of snow fell in the Idyllwild area and three inches of snow blanketed Phelan.
On this day a waterspout was observed three miles west of Chula Vista and a funnel cloud was reported in Kearny Mesa - San Diego.
Wind gusts reached 71 mph at Phelan.

1995: Heavy rain that started on 1.10 and ended on this day caused extensive flooding in Orange County.

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

1978: Two waterspouts and several waterspouts were sited off the coast of La Jolla.

1949: The morning low at Reno, NV was -10° F.

The most significant snowstorm to hit lower elevations started on 1.9 and ended on this day.
14" fell in Woodland Hills, eight inches in La Canada 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, and 18" fell on Cuyamaca, 12" in Julian, 4"-8" fell as low as 1000 feet in elevation.
From 1.10 to 1.13, 43" of snow fell at Palomar Mountain, the greatest snowfall on record.
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.
The high temperature was 46° in San Diego, the lowest maximum temperature on record.
The high temperature was 47° in Escondido, the lowest maximum temperature on record, which also occurred on 1.20.1917.

1942: It was 82° F at Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for January.

1930: 2" of snow fell at Palm Springs, the greatest daily snowfall on record.
 The only other daily measurable snowfall on record was 1.5" on 1.31.1979.

1916: Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe) had a morning low of -14° F.

1911: 48" of snow fell at Boca, CA (near Truckee), with 36" at Tahoe City.

1862: 12.72" of rain had fallen over downtown San Francisco over the previous 7 days.

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



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