Saturday, April 7, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 4)

2006: The Padres' home game (only the second game of the season) against the San Francisco Giants was rained out at Petco Park, the first rainout to ever occur at Petco Park (opened 4.8.2003).
It was the first rainout in nearly eight years (since 5.12.1998 at Qualcomm Stadium) and only the second rainout in nearly 23 years (4.20.1983 at then Jack Murphy Stadium).

2006: Four consecutive days of rain from April 2nd through the 5th resulted in the Black Rascal Creek swelling and flooding 300 homes in North Merced, prompting evacuations.

1999: A cold storm brought late season snow with 12" at Crestline, NV, and even 4" to Searchlight, NV, (between Las Vegas and Needles) as well as 2.4" to Desert Rock, NV (between Las Vegas and Death Valley).

1989: Daily high temperature records were broken at ALL recording stations in Southern California on this day and on 4.5.
Many monthly record high temperatures were set for April: 112° F in Palm Springs, 106° F LA, 104° F Riverside, 103° F Escondido, 101° F Tustin, 98° F San Diego, 95° F Victorville, 76° F Big Bear Lake.
This was part of major heat wave from late March into mid April.

1988: Crews were planting hundreds of thousands of seedlings every day in Northern California  forests scorched by lightning fires the previous fall.
But by the time they would be finished with spring planting, workers would have planted on only a small portion of the land to be planted over the next three years.

1982: 14" of snow fell at Portola.

1961: It was 83° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for April..

1958: 45" of snow fell at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).

1958: Snow pellets fell in Las Vegas, NV, at McCarran Airport. 
This was the latest in the year that snow has been reported at this location.

1926: 1.97" of rain fell in Palm Springs, the greatest daily amount on record for April.

1923: Monterey picked up 3.75" of rain. 

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



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