Saturday, February 3, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (February 3)

2011: Strong offshore winds near Ontario caused 5 trucks to overturn..

A strong winter storm dropped south into the Southern California region with very strong winds, locally heavy rain, and mountain snow.
Wind gusts in excess of 70 mph caused considerable damage in the mountains and deserts. Heavy rains resulted in a debris flow from the Soboba Burn Area.
Several cars were destroyed and one person required rescue.

2003: Half Moon Bay recorded a low temperature of 22° F.

Heavy rain that started on this day and ended on 2.4 dropped 3" of rainfall and caused flooding, mud slides and power outages across the Southern California region.
Strong storm winds gusted to 60 mph at Newport Harbor and 51 mph at San Clemente.

1998: Potent February storm system affected the San Joaquin Valley.
Numerous trees and power lines were downed, and many roofs were damaged in Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties.
One woman was injured near Lemoore when a tree fell on her.
Peak wind gusts included 64 mph at Coarsegold, 61 mph at Tehachapi, 57 mph at Bakersfield and 55 mph at Hanford.
Several areas along the west side of the Valley experienced flooding with a record flow of 14,500 CFS set on Los Banos Creek.
Over 100,000 chickens died near Gustine when their farm was inundated with water.
Bakersfield recorded its' lowest barometric pressure ever, 29.24".

1985: On this day and on 2.4 tornadoes hit the San Diego neighborhoods of Tierrasanta and Allied Gardens.
Eight mobile homes were damaged as well as other property.
Funnel clouds were observed at Brown Field.

1963: Big Bear Lake reached a high temperature of 72° F , a daily record for the month and one of only two times the city has recorded a temperature above 70° F in February.
The other time this also occurred was on 2.25.1986.

1958: A heavy rain storm drenched San Bernardino with nearly 4" on this day and on 2.4.
Almost 2" fell in Redlands.
Warm Creek overflowed with ash blackened water near Tippencoe Av. More debris washed into the Del Rosa area.
A bad flood occurred in Fontana.

1947: The low temperature in Las Vegas, NV, was 27° F ..
This marked the 32nd consecutive day with low temperatures at or below 32° F , which is an all-time record.

Biggest February snowstorm on record in Las Vegas, NV, with 4.1" at Nellis Air Force Base and 6" on Fremont Street.
Boulder City, NV, measured 5.5" and 19" fell on Mt. Charleston (west of Las Vegas near CA-NV border).

1938: 24" of snow fell at Woodfords (Alpine Co. near Markleeville).

1915: 36" of snow fell at Truckee.

1873: A snowstorm that started on 1.30 and ended on this day piled up 44" at Grass Valley – Lake Arrowhead.

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



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