Storm Events Database
|Begin Date||02/27/2010 16:45:00 PST-8|
|End Date||02/27/2010 16:48:00 PST-8|
|Deaths Direct/Indirect||0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)|
|Episode Narrative||The last storm of the month moved into western Merced County during the afternoon of February 26th, and brought record rain to Fresno that evening. 0.76 inch of rain was measured at Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, breaking the old record for the 26th of 0.60 inch, set in 1930. The next day, Bakersfield broke its rainfall record with 0.51 inch; 0.46 inch having fallen through 10 AM. The old record for the 27th at Meadows Field was 0.29 inch, set in 1996. In the Southern Sierra Nevada, heavy snow fell above the 6000-foot level, with storm totals of 1-2 feet being reported.
Convection developed over northwestern Kern County by midday on February 27th. Two thunderstorms merged, and the resulting cell tracked across northern Kern County. The storm dropped small hail (pea-size to �� inch) on roads near Wasco, creating very slippery road surfaces. A funnel cloud also was observed extending from the base of this storm.
The storm moved east of interior central California on the 28th as an upper-level ridge built off the coast. Despite more stable conditions, San Joaquin Valley fog development as kept to a minimum by low clouds that blanketed much of the Valley through the day.
|Event Narrative||A trained weather spotter reported a weak tornado that lasted about 3 minutes. The location was 15 miles northeast of Taft. No damage was found in the area. The tornado was rated an EF0.|
All events for this episode:
|USONA||MARIPOSA CO.||CA||02/26/2010||08:26||PST-8||Heavy Rain||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|KERN CTY MTNS (ZONE)||KERN CTY MTNS (ZONE)||CA||02/26/2010||09:00||PST-8||Strong Wind||49 kts. MG||0||0||1.00K||0.00K|
|S SIERRA MTNS (ZONE)||S SIERRA MTNS (ZONE)||CA||02/26/2010||16:00||PST-8||Winter Storm||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|TULARE CTY MTNS (ZONE)||TULARE CTY MTNS (ZONE)||CA||02/26/2010||16:00||PST-8||Winter Storm||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|
|SW S.J. VALLEY (ZONE)||SW S.J. VALLEY (ZONE)||CA||02/27/2010||06:00||PST-8||Landslide||0||0||50.00K||0.00K|
|S SIERRA FOOTHILLS (ZONE)||S SIERRA FOOTHILLS (ZONE)||CA||02/27/2010||08:00||PST-8||Landslide||0||0||20.00K||0.00K|
|WASCO||KERN CO.||CA||02/27/2010||14:50||PST-8||Funnel Cloud||0||0||0.00K||0.00K|