SAN DIEGO — San Diego may not be known for its weather but over the past 50+ years, there have been a few that stand out as not the norm. Most people who live here and especially those that visit expect to have 72-degrees and sunny every day for 365 days a year. While the weather usually does cooperate, we’ve gathered some unique weather events for this week’s News 8 Throwback.
Stormy weather in Mission Beach in 1983
On March 2, 1983, a storm off the coast sent the waves crashing on to the boardwalk along Mission Beach. The Hamels were trying to get more sandbags. Mission Beach residents banded together like they always do in inclement weather. The winter of 1983 was one San Diegans will remember for a long time. Dave Cohen reports.
San Diego's Mission Valley suffers severe flooding in 1980
On February 21, 1980, a winter storm brought flooding to Mission Valley and other areas of San Diego. In this throwback video, News 8 reported the San Diego River rose seven feet over a four-hour period causing businesses to shut down and hotels to evacuate guests.
Snow in the city of San Diego?!?
One of the most unique weather events in San Diego history, this footage from 1967 shows some very unusual weather in San Diego. On December 13, 1967, a powerful storm made the temperatures dip low enough that snowflakes were seen all over San Diego County. Do you remember the snow in San Diego? It has not snowed since this date in the city of San Diego.
Stormy San Diego weather from November 6, 1966
High winds and rains caused damage across San Diego County. News 8's Marcella Lee tracked using original scripts from November 7, 1966. The film was shot on November 6, 1966.