Tuesday, September 21, 2010

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (September 21)

On This Date In California Weather History....

1983: A thunderstorm downdraft generated powerful winds that toppled and twisted 35 high voltage power lines near Buttonwillow.
The thunderstorms were fueled by moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel.

1983: Northward moving Hurricane Manuel dissipated off the west coast of northern Baja California producing up to three inches of rainfall in the southern mountains and deserts on 9.20 and on this day.
This occurred during the strong El Niño of 1982-83.

1968: It was 26° in Idyllwild, the lowest temperature on record for September.
This also occurred on 9.20.65, 9.23.1945, and 9.24.1945.

1953: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV was 95.

1952: A west-northwestward moving tropical storm southwest of Baja California dissipated.
Moisture from this storm resulted in rainfall of up to two inches in the mountains and deserts starting on 9.19 and ending on this day, with most falling on 9.19.
This occurred during the El Niño of 1951-52.

1939: A heat wave that started on 9.18 and ended on 9.22 preceded the arrival of a tropical storm called "El Cordonazo."
High temperature records of more than 95° occurred at San Diego each day, with the highest temperature reaching 106° on this day.
On this day it was 111° in Santa Ana, the highest temperature on record for September, and the second highest temperature on record.
This also occurred the next day on 9.22.
A tropical cyclone moving northwestward, just off the west coast of Mexico, moved into southern Baja California and dissipated.
The moisture from this tropical cyclone generated rainfall of up to three inches in the deserts and mountains starting on 9.19 and ending on this day.

1928: Bakersfield had a record high for the date of 104.
This is the oldest record for Meadows Field in Bakersfield.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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