Heat, moisture trigger thunderstorms and hail
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2010 | 8:49 pm
As inland areas baked under triple-digit temperatures, firefighters from Menifee in Riverside County to Tehachapi in Kern County responded to multiple small brush fires, officials said. Thunderstorms also dropped hail in San Jacinto and Menifee.
But the worst of the weather struck along U.S 395 in Inyo County.
A strong afternoon thunderstorm barreled through the area, causing a 4-foot wall of mud to block both lanes of the highway near the Coso Junction area, about 130 miles north of Los Angeles, according to witnesses and the California Highway Patrol.
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