California StormOctober 24th, 2012 at 2:24 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
They had their chance to get the boats out of the water! This is Lake Tahoe after an early season snowfall. Prosser Creek reported 30″ of new snow. Alpine Meadows had 22″ and Mt. Rose checked in with 18″. More snow totals here. (Photo from Obexer’s Marina webcam – click the pic to enlarge). 3.5″ of snow fell at Davis Lake WA. Five relatively small tornadoes touched down in N. California on Monday. That tied the most tornadoes ever in the state of California in a single day. The twisters damaged dozens of homes and knocked over a semi truck, but no injuries were reported. Three of the tornadoes were rated EF1 with 100 mph winds. The Yuba City tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes along a 3.5 mile path. That twister caused some building damage and one outbuilding was lifted off the ground and carried 200 feet.
High temperatures Tuesday: 81 Louisville KY and Columbia MO, 91 Wichita KS, 95 Gage OK….73 Las Vegas, 52 Seattle, 53 Portland OR, 50 Boise, 28 Great Falls MT, 32 Yellowstone NP, 21 Calgary and 17 Grand Cache Alberta. The low temperature was +7 at Stanley ID. It’s already real cold in Alaska. Arctic Village reached -20F Tues. AM, Gulkana was -14. Fairbanks had a high/low of 7/-6. Grand Rapids had the highest rainfall total on the evening Selected Cities Summary (about 145 cities in the U.S.).