Thursday, May 3, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (April 20)

2009: Monterey reported a high of 93° F. 

A funnel cloud was sighted northeast of Rosamond.

1988: Heavy rain began on 4.19 and ended on 4.23.
4.15" of rain fell in 24 hours at Mt. Wilson.
Flooding, mud slides and numerous traffic accidents occurred across the region.
26 were injured in a major collision.
Street flooding occurred in southern San Diego County along with downed trees, power outages, and overflowed sewer lines.
Three straight Dodgers baseball games were rained out.
Only 12 rainouts had occurred in the previous 26 years.

1988: During the early afternoon hours, an F0 tornado moved on a southwest to northeast path of about 1500 feet through Bear Valley Springs.
A small structure was destroyed and others suffered window and minor roof damages.

1983: Heavy rain that started on 4.17 and ended on this day caused street flooding and mud slides across Southern California.
The Padres' home game against the Atlanta Braves was rained out at (then) Jack Murphy Stadium.
This would be the last rainout for over 15 years, the next one occurring on 5.12.1998.
The Angels' home game at Anaheim Stadium against the Oakland Athletics was also rained out.

1981: A thunderstorm in Orange County produced a lightning strike that injured
three on the Cypress College Campus.

1966: Las Vegas, NV, recorded a low temperature of 34° F, setting a daily record.

1963: 13" of snow fell at Tahoe City west shore (Lake Tahoe).

1962: Strong winds whipped through the region toppling trees, snapping power
lines, dislodging roofs, breaking plate glass windows, and downing store signs.
In the deserts traffic was restricted by blowing dust and sand, with some vehicles
suffering paint damage due to the blowing sand.

1896: The low temperature at Reno, NV, was 16° F.

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



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