Oct 14, 2009

California Gets First Major Storm

A storm at 967 mb hit the west coast yesterday with high winds and flooding rains.Buoys as far south as 36.789 latitude - south of San Francisco - (buoy 46042, 42.7 knots) have recorded gusts over 40 knots. The highest wind gust that I found was buoy 46014 with 44.7 knots at 39.196 latitude. Over land however, a wind gust of 72 mph was reported at Pike County Lookout - north of Sacramento and almost exactly straight east of buoy 46014 - at an elevation of only 3714 feet. Flood advisories have been issued as far south as Los Angeles.

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