Sunday, April 15, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 5)

2010: A trough of low pressure sliding through the Intermountain West brought strong winds to the deserts on this day.
A peak gust of 76 mph was measured in Lucerne Valley.

Hail 0.75" in diameter fell in Corona.
Lightning caused damage to two homes in Rialto.
Thunderstorm winds blew down trees in Mira Loma.
A funnel cloud was spotted in Riverside near Highway 60 and I-215.

2006: Carmel Valley recorded 1.6" of rain. 

1989: Daily high temperature records were broken at ALL recording stations in Southern California on 4.4 and on this day.
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.
On this day it was 104° F in Santa Ana, the highest temperature on record for April and the earliest temperature of 100° F or more for the year on record.

1983: Strong winds at Disneyland jolted the cable off a guide wheel on the Skyway
gondola lift, prompting an automatic shutdown.
Elsewhere in Anaheim winds knocked a man through a glass window.

1980: An F2 tornado touched down just east of Hanford damaging a chicken coop and three houses with one house losing its' roof.
Another F2 tornado touched down west of Visalia and destroyed a barn.

1975: 27" of snow fell at Donner Memorial State Park, with 12.5" at Truckee.

1975: Two F0 tornadoes touched down on this date.
The first was in Los Banos, damaging several homes and uprooting trees.
The second occurred southwest of Biola in rural Fresno County.

1958: It was 14° F in Idyllwild, the lowest temperature on record for April.

1945: Las Vegas, NV, recorded a low temperature of 32 ° F , setting a daily record.

1943: Wettest calendar day ever in April in Bakersfield, 1" of rain fell.

1926: 3.23" fell in San Diego, the wettest calendar day on record.
Other short-period rainfall records were broken as well: 0.28" in five minutes, 0.75" in 30 minutes, 1.16" in one hour, and 2.09" in two hours.
0.65" fell in one minute at Opid's Camp in the San Gabriel Mountains, the greatest one minute rainfall in state history.
3.85" fell in San Bernardino and 3.07" in Riverside, which was the greatest April rainfall in 45 years.
2.63" fell in Escondido, the greatest daily amount on record for April.
Floodwaters and mud up to four feet deep inundated the eastern part of downtown San Diego.
Flooding displaced 150 families here and in National City.
A waterspout came ashore to become a tornado in National City resulting in the most damaging tornado on record in San Diego County.
Eight were injured.
Two homes were totally destroyed.
Roofs were torn off homes and numerous roofs were damaged.
One shingle was driven into the side of a building "as if it had been shot from a gun."
Trees were downed and power was knocked out. Flood waters damaged and closed all highways in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains.

1911: 14" of snow fell at Tahoe City west shore Lake Tahoe).

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




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