The remains of former Hurricane Odile surged northward through the Gulf of California,
resulting in hot and humid conditions all the way to the coast and easterly flow through the mountains.
The easterly flow collided with the sea breeze in the late morning and afternoon, producing
rare severe thunderstorms from San Diego to the Inland Empire.
Downburst winds downed or damaged hundreds of trees and caused power outages and structural damage in El Cajon, Spring Valley, Clairemont and Kearny Mesa.
Ten aircraft were heavily damaged at Montgomery field by winds in excess of 50 mph.
30 buildings were damaged in the city of San Diego.
A funnel cloud was observed just north of Big Bear Lake.
1989: Monterey received 0.61" of rain.
A heavy thunderstorm hit Barstow.
Flash flooding flowed through the streets of Barstow.
Water washed into 40 homes.
Thunderstorms around San Bernardino dropped numerous lightning strikes, which caused power failures.
Power poles were set on fire.
Several forest fires were also set, but quickly contained.1965:
Trace of snow reported at Yosemite Valley, earliest occurrence of snow on record.
1961: A powerful thunderstorm struck Las Vegas with "tornado-like" winds and huge hailstones that racked up the community from one end to the other.
The Strip was especially hit hard by the sudden fury of the storm, which blasted down virtually all of the big signs in the resort area and tore part of the roof off the Dunes Hotel.
Dozens of homes and businesses in Las Vegas had roofs ripped off and/or windows broken by the winds which had gusts to an estimated 80 mph and golf ball sized hail.1951:
Warmest day in a 20 day stretch of above normal average temperatures that extended from the 8th through the 27th of September
in Fresno and Bakersfield.
High reached 101° F that afternoon.
Bakersfield recorded its' warmest temperature of the entire year, 107° on this same date
A tropical air mass enveloped Southern California
The Meteorologist in Charge at San Diego reported temperatures of 111° F in the coastal valleys.
A reading of 94° F was reported at San Diego at 4 am on 9.17. 1909:
It was 100° F in San Diego, the hottest day since 9.22.1883 (26 years).
It occurred at 9 am.
Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Las Vegas, & San Diego
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