On this day
Posted at: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:14:50 AM
Photo: La Jolla Shores
1999: A gust of 60 mph was reported at Palm Springs.
1997: Santa Ana winds that started on 12/10 and ended on
12/12 gusted to 96 mph (unofficially) at Pine Valley and 87 mph
at Upland. Two were killed from flying debris. Property damage
occurred in Sun City. Crop damage also occurred. Boats were
damaged and sunk at Coronado and Avalon harbors.
1989: Strong Santa Ana winds produced gusts to 100 mph near
the Grapevine. The winds reduced visibilities to near zero in the
desert areas, and closed major interstate highways east of Ontario.
1985: A cold storm starting on 12/10 and ending on this day
brought heavy snow to the mountains and light snow to lower
elevations. 17 inches fell in in Mt. Laguna, 15 inches in Julian,
12 inches in Palomar Mountain, and up to 4 inches in Victorville
and Warner Springs. Highways and schools were closed in the
mountains and in parts of the upper desert.
1972: The high temperature in Victorville was 32°, the lowest
high temperature on record. This also occurred on 1/30/1957 and
1943: A big storm brought copious rain to all areas and setting
numerous daily rainfall records. 3.49 inches of rain fell in Riverside,
the greatest daily amount on record.