On the morning of January 4, 2008, a strong cold front associated with an intense low pressure center off the Pacific Northwest Coast crossed Central California. This storm produced strong winds throughout the Central California Interior from the morning of the 4th through the morning of the 5th. The high wind reports can be found here. This storm also produced heavy rainfall over much of the area for several hours with most of the precipitation falling as snow above 7000 feet. Up to 8 1/2 feet of new snowfall was reported near the Southern Sierra Nevada Crest on January 4th and 5th.
Precipitation totals from this storm can be found here.
The IR image of the storm at 730 pm PST January 4, 2008 is shown below.
The 0.5 Degree Base Velocity from KHNX at 744 pm PST January 4, 2008.
The following pictures below are presented courtesy of the Kings County Fire Department. They contain damage that occurred in Avenal during the afternoon and evening of January 4, 2008.
Large portion of tree falls on building.
Roof torn off of building.
Damage to airplane.
Frame torn down.
Utility poles torn down.