Sunday, April 8, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 8)

2013: A wind storm brought reported gusts to 87 mph in Johnson Valley and measured gusts of 83 mph in Borrego Springs and 80 mph in Sky Valley.
Numerous trees, power poles and big rigs were knocked down in the Coachella Valley and the Palm Springs Airport lost power for a time.
Blowing roof shingles and sand caused property damage in Borrego Springs. 
Other property damage was reported at the Anza Borrego Desert State Park headquarters and in Ocotillo Wells. 

2005: An F0 tornado struck and damaged an olive packing plant just west of Ballico (Merced Co.).

2001: Late season freeze across the central San Joaquin Valley caused $31.9 million in damages to crops, especially grapes.
Lows were as cold as 27° F in parts of Madera County.
Fresno recorded a record low of 35° F.

1999: A severe thunderstorm hits Hanford, Visalia, and surrounding Kings,Tulare and Fresno counties, causing over $25 million in hail damage to crops.

1989: A major heat wave lasted from late March to mid April.
Many monthly record high temperatures were set for April during the wave, including 112° F at Palm Springs on 4.7 (the earliest date in the season to record 110° F or higher), 111° F at Borrego Springs on this day (the earliest date in the season to record 110° F or higher), 106° F at LA on 4.6, 104° F at Riverside on 4.6, 103° F at Escondido on 4.7, 101° F at Tustin, 98° F at San Diego on 4.6, and 76° F at Big Bear Lake on 4.7 and on this day.

1989: Daggett, CA had a high temperature of 100° F.
This not only set a daily record, but was also the earliest 100° F temperature.

1975: The Padres' home game against the San Francisco Giants was rained out at (then) San Diego Stadium.
This also occurred the next day on 4.9.1975.
The Angels' home game at Anaheim Stadium against the Kansas City Royals was also rained out (though not the next day).
This was the first regular season rainout in nearly 10 years for the Angels, since September 19, 1965, back at Dodger Stadium.

1969: The low temperature at Bridgeport (Mono Co.) was 7° F.

1965: A cold late-season storm that started on 4.7 and ended on 4.11 brought heavy rainfall and snowfall to the region.
Over the period 7.66" of precipitation fell in Lake Arrowhead (with nearly 50" of new snow).
5.44" fell in Palomar Mountain (with 13" of snow), 4.36" in Big Bear Lake, 4.25" at Cuyamaca, and 3.14" in Idyllwild (with 24" of snow). 1.5"-2" of rain fell across the coastal basin.
Mountain roads were closed.
On this day a tornado hit Costa Mesa.

1950: Santa Cruz received 1.38" of rain.

1950: 20" of snow fell at Truckee, with 16" at Woodfords (Alpine Co.).

1944: Bakersfield clocked sustained 60 mph from the north-northwest.
These are the highest sustained winds on record.

1929: Reno, NV, received 4.8" of snow.

1926: On this day a fire vortex from the tank farm conflagration in San Luis Obispo spun out of the fire zone and into a house picking it up and tossing it 150 feet.

1926: Wettest April day ever in Fresno, 1.81" fell.

1893: Coldest ever in April in Bakersfield, 28° F.

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



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