Tuesday, January 2, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 2)

2012: Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport reached 82° F, which broke the previous record maximum temperature of 80° F, set back in 1905.
Downsloping winds, or winds that blew downward from the nearby mountains and foothills, allowed the air to warm throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley.
In fact, high temperatures reached well into the 70s in most south valley locations.

Post frontal winds more than 50 mph were widespread across the region.
The "M" above Moreno Valley was demolished.
There were downed trees, power lines, and power poles that fell on to houses and cars.
In Crestline this left 20 homes uninhabitable.
In San Diego Bay boats broke loose from their moorings.

Aspendell, CA (Inyo Co.) received 56" of snow in just under 24 hours.
Bishop received 12"-18" of new snow before turning to rain.
The rapid snow melt caused several roads to become impassable due to flooding.

2006: Heavy rainfall of 2"-3" fell in the Valley from January 1st into the 2nd.
Hanford reported 2.82" of rain in a 30 hour period and 3.47" fell in Tulare.
Fresno set a daily precipitation record of 1.88" on the 2nd.
Many streets flooded in the Valley and water was reported to be 24" deep in West Visalia.
The rain was accompanied by gusty winds of 40-50 mph that downed trees and knocked out power to over 60,000 customers.

2003: Mother Nature wreaked havoc with some North State radio and television transmitters.
PG&E crews continued to work on transmission lines atop South Fork Mountain (Shasta County), lines that bring power to transmitters for a north state television and public radio station.

2001: Santa Ana winds started on this day and ended on 1.3. Gusts reached 60 mph at Rialto and 52 mph at Ontario.
The Viejas Fire resulted, burning 5,500 acres east of Alpine.
Trees and power lines were downed.

1998: A funnel cloud was observed southwest of Chula Vista.

1979: A combination of high pressure over the interior with a storm off Baja California produced Santa Ana like wind gusts to 60 mph in the I-8 corridor, but a 90 mph gust was unofficially reported by Caltrans.
Interstate 8 was closed for a then record 20 hours stranding more than 1,000 motorists.
Power outages occurred all over San Diego County.
The rainstorm in Baja California washed out the Trans-Peninsular highway near El Rosario (156 miles south of Ensenada).

1976: All-time coldest temperature ever in Santa Maria, 20° F.

1949: A trace of snow fell at Bakersfield.

1942: The morning low temperature at Minden, NV (US395 corridor), was -21° F.

1924: King City recorded a low temperature of 12° F.

1924: Coldest low ever set at Yosemite Valley, -6° F (tied on January 21, 1937).

Heavy rains on 1.1 and this day. 2.5" fell in San Bernardino.
Flooded roads, bridges, railroads resulted.
The Santa Ana River rose three feet.

1919: It was 22° F in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record.
This also occurred on the previous two days, 12.31.1918 and 1.1.1919, and on 1.6.1950.

1899: 13.7" of snow fell at Carson City, NV.

1868: Bridges in Reno, NV, and the Carson Valley were swept away by flooding.

1862: Floods on the Colorado and Gila rivers wash away Colorado City (Yuma) between Ft. Yuma and Pilot Knob, AZ.

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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