Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

2009: Strong onshore winds produced a gust of over 70 mph in Lucerne Valley, 57 mph in Desert Hot Springs and 53 mph in Palm Springs.
The high winds resulted in downed power lines and minor roof damage.
A 50 acre brush fire in Palm Springs damaged two homes and led to the evacuation of 50 other homes.
The fire began in the late afternoon, burning desert scrub near a residential neighborhood and was contained later that evening.

1999: A powerful wind storm struck the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. 
 Strong and damaging northwest winds gusted in excess of 50 mph along the coast during the afternoon, and a peak wind gust of 93 mph was reported at the Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor's Center. 
These strong winds resulted in two deaths and four injuries, along with numerous power outages which left 90,000 homes and businesses without power on Easter weekend. 

1999: An F0 tornado touched down in south Bakersfield blowing down a few trees and damaging a small shed.

Strong winds and choppy seas wreaked havoc in the SoCal Bight and along
the coast.
The winds ripped sails and parted lines on several yachts racing between
Catalina Island and Newport, grounded two small boats and capsized two others
(killing one and requiring three rescues).
Strong winds also caused blowing sand and reduced visibilities from Seal Beach to San Clemente, and damaged road signs along the Pacific Coast Highway.
A waterspout was observed three miles southwest of Oceanside.

1987: A weak F0 tornado went through portions of Monterey County and caused $250,000 in property damage. 

1965: 1" of snow fell in Randsburg in the Kern County desert.

1961: It was 103° F in Riverside, the earliest date in the season on record to hit 100° F or higher.
It was 85° F in Idyllwild, the highest temperature on record for April.
This also occurred on 4.27..2004 and 4.28.2004.

1958: A small tornado was observed in Fresno.

1958: A heavy rainstorm struck the northern Inland Empire on 4.2 and on this day.
2.8" fell in San Bernardino and 2.25" in Redlands.
Heavy runoff caused flooding in San Bernardino, Fontana and in Hesperia-Apple Valley.
Creeks exceeded banks and numerous roads were blocked by water, mud and boulders.

1958: 44" of snow fell at Truckee, with 42" being reported at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe).

1955: Las Vegas, NV, drops to 31° F, tying the coldest ever in April.

1945: It was 20° F in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record for April.

Fresno began a 214 day stretch without measurable rain, the longest such streak on record here.

1921: Santa Maria established a record overnight monthly low with 28° F.

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



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