Saturday, July 31, 2010

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (July 31)

On This Date In California Weather History....

2000: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV, was 102.

1991: Monsoon flow spawned thunderstorms that drenched Ocotillo with six inches of rain in two hours.
Part of a store and a house were flooded and buried in mud and sand.
Imperial highway was washed out. Many daily rainfall records were set on this day.

1976: The Big Thompson Flash Flood near Estes Park, Colorado, killed 139 campers and hikers.

1931: Fresno reached into the triple digits for the 28th time this month.
This tied a record for the most triple digit high temperatures in the month of July last set in 1906.

1922: Lemon Cove (Tulare Co.) reached 118 degrees for a high temperature.

15 day stretch of consecutive days with high temperatures of 110 degrees or greater in Bakersfield comes to an end.
This is the city's longest stretch of extreme heat on record.

1906: Every day this month in Bakersfield had a high temperature in the triple digits.
This is the only month on record where this has ever happened.

1891: Six day streak of consecutive days with high temperatures of 110 degrees or better in Fresno comes to end.
This is the longest such period of heat on record in Fresno.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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