On This Date In California Weather History....
2003: Santa Ana winds started on this day and ended on 10.27.
Gusts of 56 mph were measured at Descanso, 46 mph
in Anza, 45 mph in Ontario, 43 mph at Fremont Canyon, 41 mph in Beaumont, and 40 mph in Campo.
Unprecedented wildfires, including the Cedar, Paradise and Otay Fires consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, killed over 20
people and caused over one billion dollars in damage.
The Cedar Fire itself consumed more than 280,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in California history, and killed 16.
This is the also the second costliest fire in U.S. History (the costliest fire was the Oakland Fire of 1991).