Sunday, April 15, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 15)

2013: Strong westerly winds surfaced in the Coachella Valley, producing a dust
storm that reduced visibility of 1/8 of a mile or less.
Several roadways in the valley were closed and accumulating sand and dust was reported.
Peak wind gusts along the desert slopes were 60-80 mph, while the floor of the Coachella Valley
received 30-50 mph gusts.

The "Tax Day" Low brought the latest snow ever known to fall in the season in the Las Vegas Valley with flurries spotted from Summerlin, NV, to Henderson, NV.
A foot of snow fell on Mt. Charleston at the ski resort with 2" at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park (west of Las Vegas, NV, near CA-NV border).

1.16" of rain fell in Victorville, the greatest daily amount on record for April.

2002: A cold front generated strong winds across the Kern County deserts with Mojave clocking a 104 mph gust.

2002: A fierce wind storm blew across the Las Vegas Valley causing significant damage along with several injuries.
Winds officially gusted to 59 mph at McCarran International Airport, with gusts of 69 mph recorded at the NWS office.
Other wind gusts around the valley included 80 mph at Apex Station and 91 mph at an unofficial weather station 7 miles south of the Las Vegas strip.
Four people were injured on the Strip from flying debris and several accidents were blamed on the wind.
Strong winds also caused considerable damage to portions of Lincoln County.
Shingles were blown off many roofs, several empty buildings were blown down, power outages were wide spread, down power lines started many fires across town, and several wind caused rock slides causing people to be stranded were reported.
Because of this, the County Commissioner declared a state of emergency and closed the county.

1998: Palo Alto only had a high of 57° F.

1988: A cool storm system brought 4"-8" of snow to the elevations above 4,000 ft in the Laguna Mountains.
Several funnel clouds were reported by San Diego County Lifeguards.
1.53 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in Death Valley, about two-thirds  of the average annual rainfall
(2.28") . April average is only 0.12".

1988: 1.53" of rain fell in 24 hours in Death Valley, about three-quarters of the average annual rainfall.
Normal for the season is 2.33" (1971-2000 normal).
April average is only 0.12"..

1978: The Padres' home game against the San Francisco Giants was rained out at (then) San Diego Stadium.

1970: The compiler of this record was born in Pasadena, CA, and thus began a walking, talking weather-loving disaster!

1966: Pismo Beach set a record monthly high of 98° F. 

1922: The low temperature at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe) was 8° F.

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



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