Tuesday, January 30, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 30)

2002: Temperatures plummeted on this day and on 1.31.
It was 13° F at Shelter Valley, 17° F at Campo, 22° F at Ramona and 28° F at Escondido.
Crops were damaged in northern San Diego County.

2000: A Pacific storm moved into central California and deposited a substantial amount of snow over the southern Sierra in a short period. A weather spotter in Aspendell (8,500 feet) reported 9 inches of new snow in a little more than five hours.A Pacific storm moved into central California and deposited a substantial amount of snow over the southern Sierra in a short period.
A weather spotter in Aspendell (Inyo Co. at 8,500 feet) reported 9" of new snow in a little more than five hours.

2000: Snowburst: 10" of snow fell at Lodgepole and 13" at Tuolumne Meadows in under 12 hours.

Very high surf, up to 20 feet, pounded the beaches of Orange and San Diego Counties. Severe beach erosion was reported, along with damage to the Ocean Beach and Seal Beach piers and 32 homes in San Clemente.

A funnel cloud was observed over Mission Bay.

1990: Two pilots reported a tornado over open desert about 22 miles east of Las Vegas, NV.

Chula Vista reported 2.14" of rain, the greatest amount on record for any day in January.

1985: Bakersfield had its' 21st day this month with dense fog, a record for January and tying December 1985 for the most days in any month.

1979: On this date 39 years ago, a major winter snowstorm affected much of the southwest United States.
Impacts were felt across the area. Snowfall began late on January 30th and fell nearly continuously for over 24 hours straight.
Another light snow fell early on February 1st as the storm exited the area. In Las Vegas, NV, all 107 Clark County Schools and UNLV were closed.
McCarren Airport was also shut down. 150 vehicle accidents were reported across the metro area.

1979: A winter storm that started on this day and ended on 1.31 spread 2"-4" of rainfall in 24 hours over much of coastal Southern California, and two inches of snow in Palm Springs..
Golf ball size hail and widespread snow was also reported during the storm.
Flooding occurred along Silver Strand highway, in Fashion Valley, also in Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Lakeside and Carlsbad.
Lake Hodges overflowed.

High of 84° F at Ash Mountain (Tulare Co.).

1969: Fresno recorded 0.04" of rain, bringing the total to 8.56" for the month.
This made January 1969 the wettest month ever at Fresno. In all, 22 days recorded precipitation.

1968: 10.9" of snow fell at Reno, NV.

1963: Snow and rain continued to fall on Northern California.
A massive traffic jam clogged Highway 99 12 miles north of Redding when trucks and cars got stuck attempting to drive up a hilly stretch without chains.
24" of new snow covered the Mt. Shasta Ski Bowl; skiing conditions were excellent.

1962: Monterey reported a high temperature of 81° F.

1957: The high temperature of 32° F on this day in Victorville is the lowest high temperature on record.
This also occurred on 12.15.1957 and 12.11.1972.

1937: 14" of snow fell at Carson City, NV, with 10.1" of snow being reported at Reno, NV.

1916: Heavy rain that began on 1.25 and ended on this day exacerbated the flooding earlier in the month.
Monthly rainfall totals for 1.1916 ranged from 7.56" at San Diego to 57.91" at Dorman's Ranch (in the San Bernardino Mountains, 2,500 feet elev.).
5" fell in less than 12 hours in San Diego.
Extensive flooding occurred all over Southern California, the worst to date and it resulted in 28 total deaths in the region, 22 in San Diego County.
This is the most destructive and deadly weather event in San Diego County History.
The Lower Otay Dam broke sending a 40-foot wall of water downstream, killing 15.
A few others drowned in Mission Valley and in the San Luis Rey River.
The Sweetwater Dam also broke.
Every large bridge in San Diego County but one was seriously damaged or destroyed.
Four drowned in Orange County, two in a cottage floating down the Santa Ana River.
Two drowned in San Bernardino County.
Total damage was nearly $8 million (1916 dollars).

1916: The morning low at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe) was -15° F.

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



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

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