Friday, February 2, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 1)

2003: The earliest 80° F high temperature in Las Vegas, NV, was reached on this date.
The official high temperature was 81 ° F.

A strong area of high pressure over the Great Basin brought gusty Santa Ana winds to the region.
In Rialto wind gusts reached 65 mph, with tree and power line damage reported.

Strong winds following a cold front caused widespread power outages in Palm Springs, Hemet, Riverside, and Victorville.
A window was blown out of a high rise in L.A., resulting in minor injuries to a pedestrian.

16-foot waves hit San Diego County, but no drownings or serious injuries resulted.

1979: 56" of snow fell in Big Bear Lake from 1.31 to 2.2, the greatest storm snowfall on record.

1963: Big Sur had received a record 20.18" of rain over the past three days.

1963: Heavy rainfall over a 4-day period produced extensive flooding across northeast California and northwest Nevada.

1963: A flood swept through the animal cages in Kiddieland at Lake Redding Park.
Roy Wilsey, former owner and now park attendant, saved the animals from drowning.
Wilsey operated the playground as a hobby for 13 years before giving it to the YMCA's Men's Club last year.

1956: The morning low temperature at Reno was -11° F.

1916: Fresno recorded its' highest barometric pressure ever, 30.64" (also recorded on December 9, 1978 and December 25, 1932).

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



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