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Jan. 9
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...1888...Severe cold gripped much of the western U.S. At Portland, OR, the
Columbia River was frozen for two weeks, and in southern California
temperatures dipped below freezing in some of the citrus growing areas. (David
Ludlum)
Jan. 15 ...1932...Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California.
The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa
Monica were whitened with snow, in what proved to be a record snowstorm for Los
Angeles. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
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Jan. 16 ...1916...San Francisco, CA had the greatest storm. Extensive wind
damage occurred throughout central California. (Intellicast)
...1988...A powerful Pacific storm battered the coast of southern California.
Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in the San Diego area, while Los Angeles
recorded a barometric pressure reading of 29.25 inches of mercury (990.6
millibars) -- the lowest in 100 years of official record keeping. A foot of snow fell
and wind gusted to 70 mph in the Lake Tahoe Basin of Nevada. Showers and
thunderstorms produced 2.28 inches of rain at Brownsville, TX, their third highest
total for any day in January. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
(Intellicast)
Jan. 19
1933...Giant Forest, CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24-hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Ludlum)
Jan. 21
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...1854...The coldest day of the famous California cold winter was recorded, when
the temperature fell to 19 degrees at Sacramento. (Intellicast)
1988...High pressure over northern Nevada and low pressure off the coast of southern
California combined to produce high winds in the southwestern U.S. Wind gusts in
the San Francisco area reached 70 mph at Fremont. (National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
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...1993...Another strong low pressure system moved inland on the west coast of
the U.S. along the Sierra crest near Lake Tahoe, CA winds were measured
sustained at 122 mph with a peak gust to 176 mph. Wind gusts reached 80 mph in
the Reno, NV area. Thunderstorms with frequent lightning were reported at Blue
Canyon, CA and the Sierra Ski Ranch was buried under 21 inches of new snow in
24 hours to raise its snow cover to 163 inches. (Intellicast)
Jan. 22
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...1988...The nation was free of winter storms for a day, however, winds in
southern California gusted to 80 mph in the Grapevine area of the Tehachapi
Mountains, and winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies reached 100 mph in
the Upper Yellowstone Valley of Montana. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
Jan. 23
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...1943...Hoegees Camp, at an elevation of 2760 feet in the San Gabriel
Mountains of southern California, received 26.12 inches of precipitation in a 24hour span that ended on the 23rd, setting the Golden State's 24-hour precipitation
record. (Accord's Weather Calendar)
Feb 10
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...1978...As much as eight inches of rain drenched southern California resulting in
widespread flooding and mudslides. The heavy rainfall produced a wall of water
that ripped through the mountain resort community of Hidden Springs drowning
at least thirteen persons. The storm was one of the most destructive of record
causing fifty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1988...Bitter cold arctic air gripped the north central U.S. International Falls,
MN was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 35 degrees below zero. Record
warm readings were reported in southern California, with highs of 78 degrees at
San Francisco and 88 degrees at Los Angeles. San Juan Capistrano, CA was the
hot spot in the nation with a high of 92 degrees. (The National Weather
Summary)
Feb 16
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...1988...Santa Ana winds in southern California gusted to 50 mph in the Rancho
Cucamonga area. Quiet weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Feb 17
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...1930...Eureka, CA reported an all-time record high of 85 degrees, a record
which lasted until September 1983. (The Weather Channel)
...1988...Santa Ana winds in southern California gusted to 63 mph at Ontario.
Heavy snow blanketed parts of Colorado, with 11 inches reported at Strontia.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990...The biggest winter storm of the 1989-90 season hit the Pacific Coast Region.
In northern California, snow fell along the coast, and two-day totals in the mountains
ranged up to 67 inches at Echo Summit. Snowfall totals in the mountains of southern
California ranged up to 48 inches at Green Valley, with 46 inches reported at Big
Bear. Up to two feet of snow blanketed the southern Cascade Mountains of Oregon,
and 20 to 35 inches were reported in the northern Cascades of Oregon. Up to ten
inches of snow blanketed Seattle, WA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
Feb 18
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...1899...While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco, CA soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a fiveday storm that produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
1980...A series of six major storms hit California from the 13th to the 21st. The
southern part of the state was hit the hardest with 30 deaths due to flooding,
mudslides, and traffic accidents. Rainfall totals reached 12.75 inches at the Los
Angeles Civic Center and 31.69 inches at Mount Wilson.
Feb 20
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...1995...The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles, CA hit 95 degrees
for the highest temperature ever recorded for the month of February. (Intellicast)
Feb 21
1987...Low pressure over central California produced gale force winds along the
coast, and produced thunderstorms that pelted Stockton, Oakland and San Jose with
small hail. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1992...Today marked the 16th consecutive day that Sacramento, CA recorded
measurable rain, breaking the old record of 15 consecutive days set back in February
1936 and again in November 1970. Total rainfall over the 16-day period was 6.41
inches. (Intellicast)
Feb 22
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...1986...A twelve day siege of heavy rain and snow, which produced widespread
flooding and mudslides across northern and central California, finally came to an
end. The storm caused more than 400 million dollars property damage. Bucks
Lake, located in the Sierra Nevada Range, received 49.6 inches of rain during the
twelve-day period. (Storm Data)
Feb 24
...1987...A massive winter storm began to overspread the western U.S. In southern
California, Big Bear was blanketed with 17 inches of snow, and Lake Hughes
reported four inches of snow in just one hour. Snow pellets whitened coastal areas of
Orange and San Diego Counties, with three inches at Huntington Beach. The storm
also produced thunderstorms with hail and waterspouts. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Feb 25
1922...The temperature at Los Angeles, CA soared to 92 degrees to establish a record
for the month of February. (David Ludlum)
Feb 27
1988...Thunderstorms along a cold front produced heavy rain in southern California,
with up to 2.52 inches reported in Ventura County. Strong winds accompanying the
rain gusted to 55 mph in the Tehachapi Mountains. Rapid City, SD established a
February record with an afternoon high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Feb 28
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...1988...Thunderstorms in California produced severe weather during the early
morning hours. Strong thunderstorm winds, gusting to 74 mph, downed trees in
the Sacramento area. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Feb 29
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...1988..."Leap Day" proved to be a wet one for southern California, with 4.76
inches of rain reported at Tommys Creek in Ventura County. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Mar 1
1983...A ferocious storm battered the Pacific coast. The storm produced heavy rain
and gale force winds resulting in flooding and beach erosion; the storm also produced
up to seven feet of snow over the mountains in five days. An F2 tornado hit Los
Angeles. Thirty people were injured and 100 homes were damaged.(The Weather
Channel) (Intellicast)
Mar 2
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Mar 3
...1989...Snow and high winds plagued the western U.S. Up to 16 inches of snow
was reported south of Seattle, WA, and more than two feet of snow blanketed the
Sierra Nevada Range of California. Winds gusted to 89 mph at Hidden Peak, UT,
and reached 92 mph at Peavine, CA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
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...1896...The temperature in downtown San Francisco, CA fell to 33 degrees,
which was the lowest ever for the city in March. (Intellicast)
...1983...The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came to
an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two days, and in a
four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los Angeles and Santa
Barbara area. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes
that moved through the Los Angeles area. (Storm Data)
Mar 14
1987...A powerful storm in the western U.S. produced 15 inches of snow in the Lake
Tahoe Basin of Nevada, and wind gusts to 50 mph at Las Vegas, NV. Thunderstorms in
the Sacramento Valley of California spawned a tornado that hit a turkey farm near
Corning. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Mar 16
1986...A small but rare tornado touched d own perilously close to Disneyland in
Anaheim, CA. (Storm Data)
Mar. 25
...1975...The town of Sandberg reported a wind gust to 101 mph, a record for the state
of California. (The Weather Channel)
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...1989...A Pacific storm brought wet weather to much of the western third of the
country, with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. La Porte, CA was
drenched with 3.56 inches of rain in 24 hours. Up to 24 inches of snow blanketed
the Sierra Nevada Range. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Mar. 29
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...1879...The temperature at Los Angeles, CA climbed to 99 degrees, which was 3
degrees higher than any other March day had ever reached in the city. (Intellicast)
April 7, 2006
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...1926 ...Lightning started a disastrous oil fire at San Luis Obispo, CA that lasted
5 days, spread over 900 acres, and burned nearly 6 million barrels of oil. Flames
reached 1000 feet and the fire temperature was estimated at 2500 degrees. The
fire spawned thousands of whirlwinds with hundreds the size of small tornadoes.
One vortex traveled one mile to the east-northeast of the blaze, destroying a small
farmhouse and killing 2 people. Damage totaled 15 million dollars. (Intellicast)
...1989...Twenty-seven cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 92 degrees in Downtown San
Francisco and 104 degrees at Phoenix, AZ established records for April. Highs of
78 degrees at Ely, NV and 93 degrees at San Jose, CA equaled April records. (The
National Weather Summary)
Apr 9
1989...Eighteen cities in the southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures
for the date. The afternoon high of 80 degrees at Eureka, CA established a record for
the month of April. (The National Weather Summary)
Apr 10
1988...Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Eleven cities
reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Bakersfield, CA with a
reading of 95 degrees, their warmest for so early in the season.
Apr 21
...1988...After having had just twelve rain-outs in the previous twenty-six years at
Dodger Stadium, a third day of heavy rain in southern California rained out a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium that had been scheduled due to rain-outs the previous two
days. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Apr 23
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...1910...The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles, CA hit 100 degrees
to establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)
...1988...An intense winter-like storm brought thunderstorms to southern
California, and produced snow in some of the higher elevations. Nine girls at
Tustin, CA were injured when lightning struck the tree under which their softball
team had taken shelter from the rain. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
Apr 26
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...1987...Twenty-two cities in the central and western U.S. reported new record
high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 83 degrees at Astoria, OR
smashed their previous record by 13 degrees. Sacramento, CA hit 94 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
Sept 25
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...1939...A West Coast hurricane moved onshore south of Los Angeles bringing
unprecedented rains along the southern coast of California. Nearly five and a half
inches of rain drenched Los Angeles during a 24-hour period. The hurricane
caused two million dollars damage, mostly to structures along the coast and to
crops, and claimed 45 lives at sea. "El Cordonazo" produced 5.66 inches of rain at
Los Angeles and 11.6 inches of rain at Mount Wilson, both records for the month
of September. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Sept 26
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...1963...San Diego, CA reached an all-time record high of 111 degrees. Los
Angeles hit 109 degrees. (David Ludlum)
...1970...Santa Ana winds brought fires to Los Angeles County and to points south
and east. Half a million acres were consumed by the fires, as were 1000
structures. Twenty firemen were injured. (25th-29th) (The Weather Channel)
...1979...In the midst of a hot September for Death Valley, California, the
afternoon high was 104 degrees for the second of three days, the coolest afternoon
highs for the month. (The Weather Channel)
Sept. 30
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...1970...A nineteen-month drought in southern California came to a climax. The
drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire
conditions in California history as hot Santa Ana winds sent the temperature
soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and to 97 degrees at San Diego. During
that last week of September whole communities of interior San Diego County
were consumed by fire. Half a million acres were burned, and the fires caused
fifty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
Oct. 4
1987.. Southern California continued to "shake and bake". An earthquake was
reported during the morning, the second in a matter of days, and during the afternoon
temperatures soared well above 100 degrees. Highs of 100 degrees at San Francisco,
and 108 degrees at Los Angeles and Santa Maria, were October records. San Luis
Obispo was the hot spot in the nation with an afternoon high of 111 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary).
Oct. 5
...1987...It was another day of scorching heat for the southwestern U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 102 degrees in Downtown San Francisco, and 104 degrees at
Monterey, established all-time records. The high of 101 degrees at San Jose was a
record for October. Sacramento tied their record for October for the third time in the
month, with a reading of 102 degrees. The high for the nation was 111 degrees at San
Luis Obispo and Palm Springs.
Oct. 9
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...1988...Ten cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Hartford, CT with a reading of 28 degrees. Snow continued in
northern New England through the morning hours. Mount Washington, NH
reported five inches of snow. Warm weather continued in the western U.S. Los
Angeles, CA reported a record high of 102 degrees. (The National Weather
Summary)
-1989...Unseasonably cold weather continued in the Up per Midwest. Thirteen cities
in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana reported record low temperatures for the date,
including Marquette, MI with a reading of 20 degrees. Unseasonably warm weather
continued in the western U.S. as the San Francisco Giants won the National League
pennant. San Jose, CA reported a record high of 91 degrees. (The National Weather
Summary)
Oct. 10
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...1991...Sacramento, CA hit 100 degrees setting a daily record. It was also the
latest 100-degree reading and the warmest so late in the season. (Intellicast)
Oct 16
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...1913...The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to
equal their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1988...Six cities in California reported record high temperatures for the date.
The afternoon high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff, CA was the latest such reading of
record for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
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21 Oct
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... 1957...The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California
causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches of
rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles. Waterspouts were
sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The Weather Channel)
22 October
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...1965...The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego, CA. Southern
California was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had
ten consecutive days (20th to the 29th) with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Oct. 26
1993...The temperature at Eureka, CA soared to 87 degrees to set an all-time record
for the city. (Intellicast)
Oct.28
...1987...Thunderstorms over the San Joaquin Valley of California produced threequarters of an inch of rain in thirty minutes at Placerville, and caused numerous
power outages due to lightning.
Nov 3
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...1890...The temperature at Los Angeles, CA reached 96 degrees, a November
record for 76 years. (David Ludlum)
Nov 5
1961...Strong Santa Ana winds fanned the flames of the Bel Air and Brentwood fires
in southern California destroying many homes. At 10 PM, the Los Angeles Civic
Center reported a temperature of 74 degrees along with a dewpoint of 5 degrees. On
the following day, Burbank reported a relative humidity of three percent. (The
Weather Channel)
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...1987...Low pressure off the California coast produced stormy weather in the
southwestern U.S. Flash flooding stranded 8000 persons in the Death Valley
National Park of southern California. Thunderstorms over southern Nevada
produced dime size hail and wind gusts to 68 mph around Las Vegas.
Unseasonably mild weather in the northeastern U.S. was replaced with snow and
gale force winds. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Nov 6
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...1961...Strong Santa Ana winds fanned the flames of the Bel Air/Brentwood
fires in southern California destroying many homes. Burbank reported a relative
humidity of three percent. (Intellicast)
1994...Downtown San Francisco, CA was drenched with 6.19 inches of rain in 24
hours to set an all-time record for the city.
Nov. 12
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...1906...The mercury soared to 106 degrees at Craftonville, CA, a November
record for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)
Nov 18
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...1987... Strong Santa Ana winds buffeted the mountains and valleys of southern
California. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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1955... Heavy snow in the Great Basin closed Donner Pass, CA and total crop
damage from the cold wave amounted to eleven million dollars. (David Ludlum)
Nov 21
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...1967...Excessive rains in southern California caused the most severe flooding
and the most damaging mudslides in 33 years. Downtown Los Angeles received
7.96 inches of rain, and 14 inches fell in the mountains. (David Ludlum)
Nov. 22
1957...Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and
inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000-acre brush fire
on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off streets in some areas
due to flying debris. (21st-22nd) (The Weather Channel)
Dec 4
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...1987...A cold front crossing the Pacific Coast Region brought high winds and
heavy rain to California. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 55 mph at Newport
Beach, CA, and Mount Wilson, CA was drenched with 2.17 inches of rain in six
hours. Gale force winds prevailed along the Northern Pacific Coast, and winds in
the Tehachapis Mountains of southern California gusted to 60 mph. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)
Dec. 12
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...1987...While a developing winter storm began to spread snow across New
Mexico into Colorado, high winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the
southwestern states. Winds in California gusted to 60 mph in the Sacramento
River Delta, and in the San Bernardino Valley. (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...An intense ocean storm, the worst in 16 years battered the West Coast. In
Oregon, winds gusted to 119 mph at Sea Lion Caves, 112 mph at Cannon Beach and
107 mph at Newport. In northern California, winds reached 103 mph at Angel Island,
85 mph at Redding and 74 mph at San Francisco. Three were killed by falling trees.
The San Francisco Conservatory sustained $10 million in damages due to structural
damage, broken windows and damaged plants. Three Peaks was deluged with 21.22
inches of rain. 12.27 inches fell at Marin Civic Center, 5.01 inches at San Francisco.
Oakland had 2.66 inches in just 45 minutes.
Dec. 13
1878...Los Angeles, CA fell to 30 degrees, the lowest temperature at that time for
December. (Intellicast)
1987.. High winds ushering unseasonably cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted
to 100 mph at Grapevine, CA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Dec. 15
1988...High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produce high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting to 70
mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without electricity. Winds
in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
Dec. 16
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...1987...A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals ranged
up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at Malibu
Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the second time in
twenty-four years. A winter storm, which began in the Southern Rockies four
days earlier, finished its course producing snow and high winds in New England.
Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at Blanchard, ME. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...Fairbanks, AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperature
readings. The afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow
and high winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson, CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early morning, and
a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary)
Dec. 17
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...1987...A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to
parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston, NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City, AZ was drenched with 2.26
inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Dec. 18
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...1984...A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards Air
Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
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