Monday, January 15, 2018

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



2007: The region was experiencing its coldest temperatures since December 1998.
The cold snap began on the 12th of January and persisted through the 18th.
The coldest temperatures occurred from the 13th through the 15th.
Overnight lows on the morning of the 15th included: Napa Airport.............18
° F Santa Rosa Airport.......20° F Downtown San Francisco...37° F.

2007:
A cold snap peaked on this day.
It was -7° F at Fawnskin, -2° F at Big Bear Lake and Wrightwood, 5° F at Hesperia, 6° F at Mt. Laguna, 10° F at Borrego Airport, 12° F at Campo, 16° F at Ramona, 18° F at Thermal, 19° F in Hemet, 20° F at Camp Pendleton.
$114.7 million in crop damage resulted in San Diego Co., $86 million in Riverside Co., and $11.1 in San Bernardino Co.
$600 thousand damage resulted from broken pipes in San Bernardino Co.
All 3 counties were declared disaster areas.

2007:
Very cold air spread across Southeast California and Arizona during the weekend of January 14, 2007.
The coldest two consecutive mornings since December of 1978 occurred at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport when the minimum temperature dropped to 29° F on January 14 and 15.
Low temperatures were well below freezing in nearly all desert locations with temperatures into the teens at the coldest spots.
Other lows on the 15th included 18° F at Coolidge, 20° F at East Mesa, 23° F at Waddell and 26° F at Scottsdale airport.
Some effects of the freeze included burst pipes, damaged plants, and widespread losses to citrus crops.
One nursery in Mesa reported a loss of 200,000 ficus trees.
The citrus crops alone suffered losses estimated between $2 million and $4 million.

1997: Two funnel clouds sighted east of Tulare.

1997: A storm that began on 1.12 and ended on this day brought 18" of snowfall to Mt. Laguna.
Generally 18" to three feet of snow was reported above 2500 feet.
The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5.18, the latest in its 78 year history.
13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.

1994: Dense fog in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.
A pair of chain-reaction accidents near Selma involve 48 vehicles, resulting in 2 fatalities and injuring 32.
Another chain-reaction accident, near Merced, involved 19 vehicles, injuring 8.

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20"-50" of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12" at lower elevations over a two week period.
It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of precipitation on record (13) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.
On this day through 1.17, heavy flooding occurred on the Santa Margarita and San Luis Rey Rivers.
Highway 76 was washed out near I-15.
The airports at Camp Pendleton and Oceanside sustained flood damage.
In Tijuana, homes and streets were flooded along the Tijuana River.
Five died and 139 people were caught in floodwaters, 600 were evacuated.

1987: Snow flurries were observed in Bakersfield during the late morning hours for about 30 minutes.
Also observed in Lamont briefly in the early afternoon.

1978: Starting on 1.14 and ending on this day, 2.65" of precipitation fell in San Diego, the greatest 24-hour total on record for January.

1952: 42" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe).

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1.13 and ending on 1.18.
5.52" fell in San Bernardino over the six days.
Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario.
Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40" in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46"), and 37" in Big Bear Lake.
All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

1952: Bishop recorded 3.32" of precipitation, which was the second greatest one day total in January and second greatest total ever.
A total of 9" of snow was also recorded on this day.

1950: The morning low at Portola was -19° F.

1949: For the first time in 6 days Palomar Mountain failed to record snowfall.
Snowfall from the prior 6 days totaled 74".
This is by far the snowiest period at Palomar Mountain since records began in 1901.
The next largest six-day total was 48" in 1991.
Lake Arrowhead recorded 48" over six days.

1949: Reno, NV, had a morning low of -12° F.

1932: Up to 2" of snow fell all over the LA Basin.
1" was recorded at the LA Civic Center and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened.
18" fell in Julian, 17" at Mt. Laguna, 14" at Cuyamaca, and 6" at Descanso.

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on 1.14 and ending on 1.21.
8.5" fell during this period in San Bernardino.
16.71" fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1.16 and on 1.17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943.
More than 9" fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley.
Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff.
Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died.
Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged.
Most cities were completely inundated.
Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside.
The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater.
Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

1911: Very cold weather descended on the region sending overnight lows off a cliff.
The all-time lowest temperature on record was recorded in Riverside with a
morning low of 18° F.
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1888: Downtown San Francisco recorded a low temperature of 29° F.

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

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Re: [californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 14)



😂

And I'm pleased it got up to 34° today with some sun to melt the snow (yay, I have a driveway again!); after a month of 20's. 

Rick WA6NHC

Smell Czech correction happen

On Jan 14, 2018, at 7:51 PM, Kim Noyes kimnoyes@gmail.com [californiadisasters] <californiadisasters@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

2007: The San Francisco Bay Area region was experiencing its coldest temperatures since December 1998.
The cold snap began on the 12th of January and persisted through the 18th.
The coldest temperatures occurred from the 13th through the 15th.
Overnight lows on the morning of the 14th included:
Pinnacles National Monument...14
° F San Jose..........20° F   Livermore Airport.........20° F Santa Cruz.........26° F Half Moon Bay..........27° F Oakland Airport..........28° F
San Francisco Airport.........32
° F

2007: Very cold air spread across Southeast California and Arizona during the weekend of January 14, 2007.
The coldest two consecutive mornings since December of 1978 occurred at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport when the minimum temperature dropped to 29
° F on January 14 and 15.
Low temperatures were well below freezing in nearly all desert locations with temperatures into the teens at the coldest spots.
Record lows on the 14th included 21
° F at Imperial CA, 25° F at Blythe CA, and 25° F at Yuma, AZ.
Some effects of the freeze included burst pipes, damaged plants, and widespread losses to citrus crops.



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[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 14)



2007: The San Francisco Bay Area region was experiencing its coldest temperatures since December 1998.
The cold snap began on the 12th of January and persisted through the 18th.
The coldest temperatures occurred from the 13th through the 15th.
Overnight lows on the morning of the 14th included:
Pinnacles National Monument...14
° F San Jose..........20° F   Livermore Airport.........20° F Santa Cruz.........26° F Half Moon Bay..........27° F Oakland Airport..........28° F
San Francisco Airport.........32
° F

2007: Very cold air spread across Southeast California and Arizona during the weekend of January 14, 2007.
The coldest two consecutive mornings since December of 1978 occurred at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport when the minimum temperature dropped to 29
° F on January 14 and 15.
Low temperatures were well below freezing in nearly all desert locations with temperatures into the teens at the coldest spots.
Record lows on the 14th included 21
° F at Imperial CA, 25° F at Blythe CA, and 25° F at Yuma, AZ.
Some effects of the freeze included burst pipes, damaged plants, and widespread losses to citrus crops.
One nursery in Mesa reported a loss of 200,000 ficus trees.
The citrus crops alone suffered losses estimated between $2 million and $4 million.


1997:
A storm that began on 1.12 and ended on 1.15 brought 18" of snowfall to Mt. Laguna.
Generally 18" to 36" of snow was reported above 2500 feet.
The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5.18, the latest in its 78 year history.
13 illegal immigrants die from exposure near Pine Valley..

1995: An F1 tornado touched down in Chowchilla, path was 1 mile long, damaged roofs and portions of buildings.

1995: A heavy rain storm hit the northern Inland Empire.
It dropped 8"-9" of rain in Yucaipa, causing extensive flooding and road closures.

1993: A very wet series of storms across Southern California that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20"-50" of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12" at lower elevations over a two week period.
It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (13) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1990: The low temperature reached 45° F in Pahrump, NV (near CA-NV border east of Death Valley).
This ended a record 48 consecutive days with the low temperature 32° F or below.

1990: A tornado in the East City Heights neighborhood of San Diego caused property damage.
A waterspout turned tornado hit Shelter Island – San Diego and tossed boats.

1988: A strong cold front generated strong winds across the region.
An unofficial wind gust of 106 mph was reported in southwest Reno, NV.
A gust of 90 mph was recorded at the Reno airport.
Widespread damage resulted, such as uprooted trees, damaged fences, and downed power lines.
It was estimated that 15,000 homes lost power.
Damage at the Stead airport was between $500,000 and $600,000.


1980: An F0 tornado touched down near Atwater.

1978: Starting on this day and ending on 1.15, 2.65" of precipitation fell in San Diego, the greatest 24-hour total on record for January.

1963: It was 22° F in Palm Springs, the second lowest temperature on record.

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting on 1.13 and ending on 1.18.
5.52" fell in San Bernardino over the six days.
Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario..
Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40" in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46"), and 37" in Big Bear Lake..
All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

1950: China Lake NAS clocked an 89 mph gust, highest on record here (also had an 89 mph gust on May 30, 1991).

1949: The high temperature of 46° F in Santa Ana was the lowest high temperature on record. This also occurred on 1.19.1949 and 2.23.1953.

1932: Third consecutive day in Fresno with snow flurries observed.

1932: The morning low temperature at Markleeville was -20° F.

1916: Widespread heavy rains hit Southern California starting on this day and ending on 1.21.
8.5" fell during this period in San Bernardino. 16.71" fell in 24 hours at Squirrel Inn (near Lake Arrowhead) on 1.16 and on 1.17, a record 24 hour rainfall for California until 1943.
More than nine inches fell in two storms in the Coachella Valley.
Previous storms had deposited deep snow in the mountains, adding to the runoff. Widespread flooding resulted and at least 22 died.
Roofs in Chula Vista, poultry farm in Vista, boats in Coronado and Newport were damaged.
Most cities were completely inundated.
Pine trees from Palomar Mountain floated down the San Luis Rey River through Oceanside.
The cities of Indio, Coachella and Mecca were underwater.
Ontario and Redlands were isolated and roads, railroads and bridges were washed out.

1911: 3.95" of rain fell in downtown San Jose -- the greatest 24 hour total ever recorded in San Jose.

1882:
A cold winter storm that started on 1.12 and ended on this day brought lots of snow to the lowlands.
15" of snow fell at San Bernardino.
36" of snow fell in Campo over four days and produced 8 foot drifts in spots.
2"-5" fell in outlying San Diego, including 4" along Poway Grade, 3" at El Cajon and 1" in Poway.
5" fell in Riverside.
Light snow fell in Del Mar.
Snow flakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field.
Birds and livestock were killed, telegraph lines were knocked down and citrus crops were damaged.

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

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[Geology2] UPDATED: (M7.3) near the coast of southern Peru



M7.3 - near the coast of southern Peru

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time
  • 14 Jan 2018 09:18:42 UTC
  • 14 Jan 2018 09:18:42 near epicenter
  • 14 Jan 2018 01:18:42 standard time in your timezone
Location 15.782S 74.765W
Depth 12 km
Distances
  • 25.4 km (15.7 mi) SSE of Lomas, Peru
  • 73.1 km (45.4 mi) SSE of Minas de Marcona, Peru
  • 106.9 km (66.3 mi) S of Nazca, Peru
  • 137.6 km (85.3 mi) SSW of Puquio, Peru
  • 216.2 km (134.0 mi) SSE of Ica, Peru
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.5 km; Vertical 4.3 km
Parameters Nph = 233; Dmin = 475.6 km; Rmss = 1.18 seconds; Gp = 39°
Version =
Event ID us 2000cjfy

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

[californiadisasters] Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report 1-12-18



Good Morning Everyone,

 

This week's edition is now available at: https://sites.google.com/site/emergencymanagersweeklyreport/

 

Feel free to following the weekly report on social media at: 

 

Steve Detwiler

EM Weekly Report Editor



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[californiadisasters] 101 Fwy closed indefinitely in Montecito as death toll rises to 19 and 5 remain missing



101 Fwy closed indefinitely in Montecito as death toll rises to 19 and 5 remain missing

By and ABC7.com staff
January 13, 2018

The reopening of the 101 Freeway in Montecito remained unclear Saturday as crews continued to clear out mud, water and debris from a portion of the highway.

Both the southbound and northbound areas of the freeway were covered in water, mud and debris. Loaders gathered large clumps of mud, while workers pumped out water.

The mudslides happened Tuesday after heavy rains affected areas recently charred by the historic Thomas Fire. As of Saturday afternoon, 19 people were killed in the mudslides, while at least five people remained missing.

On Saturday, authorities said during a press conference that the 19th person killed was identified as 25-year-old Morgan Christine Corey, of Montecito. Her body was discovered east of Olive Mill Road.

Earlier in the week, the body of Corey's 12-year-old sister, Sawyer, was also found.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department created a page with the names, ages and photos of people who were still missing. One of those people, 62-year-old Delbert Weltzin, was found alive, according to authorities.

More than 1,500 personnel were assigned to search-and-rescue and cleanup efforts in the area, which spanned about 30 square miles. Groups were supported by K-9 units, helicopters and bulldozers. Authorities said crews work 16 hours a day.

After a better damage assessment earlier in the week, a total of 64 homes were destroyed, while 300 to 462 were damaged.

Days before the mudslides, the county issues repeated warnings on social media, news media and emails about the potential for mudslides during the major storm. Only an estimated 10 to 15 percent of residents fled their homes when ordered, and much of the damage occurred where evacuation orders were voluntary.

As crews continue to clear out the ravaged 101 Freeway, which no longer has a timeline for when it will reopen, people along Coast Village Road said it's caused another hit to business.

At first business was effected by the Thomas Fire, but now tourists who usually frequent the area can't come because of the freeway closure.

Source: http://abc7.com/101-fwy-closed-indefinitely-in-montecito-as-death-toll-rises-to-19/2940661/


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[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 13)



2013: A cold and dry air mass produced a significant freeze in all areas away from the coast
on 1/12 and on this day.
Low temperatures dropped to the 30s near the coast, 20s inland and in the low deserts, and the low teens in the high desert, which caused some water pipe damage.
A frigid 8
° F was recorded at Big Bear City-Shea Meadows.

2009:
Livermore reported a high temperature of 74
° F.

2009:
The minimum temperature at Santa Ana of 73° F not only set a record high minimum temperature for the date and month, but also for the entire winter season.
Incredibly, the minimum is tied for the 23rd highest minimum temperature on record (and this was in January!).
Persistent Santa Ana winds and strong high pressure were the causes.

2007: The region was experiencing its coldest temperatures since December 1998.
The cold snap began on the 12th of January and persisted through the 18th.
The coldest temperatures occurred from the 13th through the 15th.
Overnight lows on the morning of the 13th included: King City............17
° F Carmel Valley........20° F Livermore............22° F Salinas..............22° F Concord Airport......24° F Monterey Airport.....25° F

2007: A trace of snow was reported in Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Chula Vista, El Cajon and La Mesa.

1997: A storm that started on 1.12 and ended on this day gave the coastal areas and valleys one to 3" of rainfall..
Snow continued in the mountains and as of 1.15, 18" of snow had fallen at Mt. Laguna.
Generally 18" to three feet of snow were reported above 2500 feet.
The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5.18, the latest in its 78 year history.
Dime size hail up to one foot deep covered a small area in Buena Park and Cypress.
13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.

1993: A series of winter storms brought between 1"-2" of rain, flooding numerous farm fields in Fresno County.
Several houses between Fresno and Madera were flooded with water up to 3 feet deep and numerous roads were flooded.
A mudslide occurred on Highway 33 near Coalinga .
A levee north of Orosi collapsed.

1993: A very wet series of storms that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20"-50" of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12" at lower elevations over a two week period.
This day marked the start of seven consecutive days (the most on record) of measurable precipitation in Victorville, which ended on 1.19. This also occurred on 2.18-24.2005, 2.14-20.1980, and 12.22-28.1971.
Measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19 in San Diego County.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1990: The low temperature reached 45° F in Pahrump, NV.
This ended a record 48 consecutive days with the low temperature 32° F or below.

1990: Winter storm drops 40" of snow at Huntington Lake from the 12th-13th.

1984: A tornado in Huntington Beach caused property damage.

1980: Strong winds from a winter storm sank the M.S. Dixie paddle wheeler at its mooring at Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe.

1980:
Warmest low ever in the month of January in Fresno, 60° F.
Warmest January low ever also at Bakersfield, 62° F.

1963: Edwards AFB dropped to a frigid 3° F, setting an all-time record low for any month.

1952: Heavy snowfall in the Sierra Nevada stranded the passengers of the Southern Pacific streamliner City of San Francisco near Donner Summit.

1952: A series of storms brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region starting this day and ending on 1.18.
5.52" fell in San Bernardino over the six days.
Flooding was reported in Upland and Ontario.
Heavy snow hit the San Bernardino Mountains with 40" in Lake Arrowhead (with a snow depth of 46"), and 37" in Big Bear Lake.
All mountain roads were blocked and closed because of snow slides.

1949: 43" of snow fell at Palomar Mountain from 1.10 to this day, the greatest storm snowfall on record.
On this day 20" fell, the greatest daily snowfall on record for January and the third greatest daily snowfall on record.

1911: 40" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west side Lake Tahoe), resulting in a consecutive three-day total of 117" of snow.

1882: A cold winter storm that started on 1.12 and ended on 1.14 brought lots of snow to the lowlands.
15" of snow fell at San Bernardino.
3 feet of snow fell in Campo over four days.
2"-5" fell in outlying San Diego, including 4" along Poway Grade, 3" at El Cajon and one inch in Poway.
Light snow fell in Del Mar.
Snow flakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field.
Birds and livestock were killed and telegraph lines were knocked down.

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

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Friday, January 12, 2018

[californiadisasters] Missing 12-year-Old Confirmed Dead Alongside 3 Other Children as Authorities Name Mudslide Victims



Missing 12-year-Old Confirmed Dead Alongside 3 Other Children as Authorities Name Mudslide Victims

Sawyer Corey, 12.
Alexia Fernandez
January 11, 2018 11:38 PM

The Santa Barbara County Coroner's Office has confirmed the names of 17 people who died in the Jan. 9 Montecito mudslide that devastated homes and separated families.

The youngest victim, Kailly Benitez, is just 3-years-old. She was one of four children confirmed dead.

Sawyer Corey – whose family had made an impassioned plea for help to try to find her on Wednesday – was also confirmed one of the people who died. The 12-year-old was previously reported missing, along with her sister, Morgan Corey, 25. Morgan has still not been found.

The Corey family was sleeping in their Montecito home when mud swept through the area and collapsed their home around them early Tuesday morning.

Sawyer's twin sister, Summer, and their mother, Carie Baker, were found and are recovering at a local hospital, Baker's nephew, Logan Kessler, told PEOPLE on Wednesday.

(from left) Summer Corey, Carie Baker and Sawyer Corey.

(from left) Summer Corey, Carie Baker and Sawyer Corey.
Courtesy Logan Kessler

"It doesn't even seem real. It's been a blur," he said of the tragedy. "[I felt] scared, helpless and pain for those girls. I couldn't sleep last night, knowing they were still alone."

Martin Cabrera-Munoz.

Martin Cabrera-Munoz.
GoFundMe

In addition to Sawyer and 3-year-old Kailly, Jonathan Benitez, 10, and Peerawat Suthhithepn, 6, lost their lives. Members of the children's family also remain missing.

Also named amongst the dead was Martin Cabrera-Munoz, 48.. His family has created a GoFundMe page for donations that will go toward his funeral service.

Authorities also named David Cantin, 49; Peter Fleurat, 73; Josephine Gower, 69; John McManigal, 61; Alice Mitchell, 78; James Mitchell, 89; Mark Montgomery, 22; Marilyn Ramos, 27; Rebecca Riskin, 61; Roy Rohter, 84 and Richard Taylor, 67, as those killed.

The cause of death for all 17 will be listed as "multiple traumatic injuries due to flash flood with mudslides due to recent wildfire," according to the coroner's office.

"The only words I can really think of to describe what it looked [like] was it looked like a World War I battlefield," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said of the area, which is known for its beautiful homes and celebrity residents. "It was literally a carpet of mud and debris everywhere."

Authorities believe as many as 43 people are missing.

The tragedy comes just one month after a series of fast-spreading wildfires wreaked havoc on the region.

Source: http://people.com/human-interest/sawyer-corey-confirmed-dead-authorities-release-names-mudslide-victims/


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[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (January 12)



2013: A cold and dry air mass produced a significant freeze in all areas away from the coast on this day and 1/13.
Low temperatures dropped to the 30
° F's near the coast, 20° F's inland and in the low deserts, and the low teens in the high desert, which caused some water pipe damage.
A frigid 8
° F was recorded at Big Bear City-Shea Meadows.

2009: Santa Ana Winds and a strong ridge of high pressure brought unseasonably warm weather to the region.
The low temperature in Santa Ana only dropped to 73° F (a record for January).
This reading is 26° F warmer than the average low temperature and 3° F warmer than the average high termperature for the city.

2009:
Napa County Airport reported a high temperature of 80
° F.

2007:
3" of snow fell in Yucaipa.
1" fell in Highland and Redlands.
Trace amounts of snow fell as low as 500 feet in elevation in the Inland Empire.

2001: Dense fog (in the Yuma, AZ, area) reduced the visibility to less than a quarter mile, and briefly to near zero.
Yuma International Airport was shut down for a time due to the fog.

2000: A funnel cloud was observed 12 miles west of Mission Beach.

1997: A storm that started on this day and ended on 1.13 gave the coastal areas and valleys one to 3" inches of rainfall.
Snow continued in the mountains and as of 1..15, 18" of snow had fallen at Mt. Laguna.
Generally 18" to three feet of snow was reported above 2500 feet.
The ski resort at Snow Valley remained open until 5.18, the latest in its 78 year history.
Dime size hail up to one foot deep covered a small area in Buena Park and Cypress.
13 illegal immigrants died from exposure near Pine Valley.
On this day a waterspout was reported two miles southwest of Lindbergh Field - San Diego and came ashore as a tornado at Shelter Island, causing damage to the resort.

1996: Elsinore topped out with an afternoon high temperature of 91° F, a record for January.
This is one of only three times the city has seen a 90° F reading in January since records began in 1897.

1993: Wind gust of 80 mph at Wheeler Ridge (Kern County near the Grapevine).

1993: A very wet series of storms (across SoCal) that began on 1.6 and ended on 1.18 produced 20"-50" of precipitation in the mountains and up to 12" at lower elevations over a two week period.
It was one of the longest periods of consecutive days of rain on record (13) and measurable rain fell nearly every day from 1.2 to 1.19.
Flooding and flash flooding, mud slides, etc., resulted.

1987: Waves of 6-9 feet with sets up to 12 feet hit the coast.
One suspected drowning occurred and an 11 foot boat was swamped at Channel Islands Harbor.

1985: Potent north to northeast winds blew in the Sierra.
Wind gusts reached 80 mph near the crest and numerous trees were blown down in Yosemite National Park.

1949: It was 2° F in Victorville, the third lowest temperature on record.
The lowest temperatures on record occurred a few days later: 0° F on 1.16 and -1° F on 1.17.
43" of snow fell at Palomar Mountain from 1..10 to 1.13, the greatest snowfall on record.
A strong offshore wind developed after a cold winter storm.
A 49 mph gust was observed in LA.

1930: Fresno recorded 2.5" of snow, the heaviest snowfall on record.

1911: 41" of snow fell at Tahoe City (west shore Lake Tahoe), with 30" at Glenbrook, NV (east shore Lake Tahoe).
A total of 19..7" of snow fell at Reno, NV (the second largest 1-day total ever at Reno).

1882: A cold winter storm that started on this day and ended on 1.14 brought lots of snow to the lowlands.
15" of snow fell at San Bernardino.
3 feet of snow fell in Campo over four days..
2"-5" fell in outlying San Diego, including 4" along Poway Grade,3"  at El Cajon and 1" in Poway.
Light snow fell in Del Mar.
Snow flakes fell, but did not stick at San Diego Lindbergh Field.
Birds and livestock were killed and telegraph lines were knocked down.
2.49" of precipitation fell in San Diego on this day, the tenth wettest calendar day on record and the second wettest January day.
This day was also remarkable in that low temperature records were set for both the minimum and maximum temperatures.

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

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Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>


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