Sunday, May 29, 2011

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (May 29)

On This Date In California Weather History....

2009: Strong thunderstorms produced a microburst or gustnado in Hesperia.
The winds damaged four horse shelter roofs in Hesperia.
One roof was completely removed from the shelter.
Winds also knocked over power lines in Hesperia and Victorville.
Lightning from thunderstorms also began a small brush fire near Yucca Valley.

2003: It was 115° in Borrego Springs and 108° in Victorville, each the highest temperature on record for May.

1988: A wind gust to 95 mph was recorded at the Mojave airport.

1988: Gale force winds caused stormy seas.
Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island was closed after several boats were driven ashore (smashed against the rocks) or scattered.
One boater was presumed dead. In Mission Bay one was injured when a catamaran was capsized.
Piers were closed and surf claimed part of a restaurant in Redondo Beach.
Boats were capsized around San Pedro.
Two boaters died.

1984: It was 108° in Riverside and 93° in Idyllwild, each the highest temperature on record for May.
In Idyllwild this also occurred on 5.31.2001.

1984: A thunderstorm caused a variety of damage in the Fresno area: winds destroyed a shelter killing a number of turkeys and damaged roofs on some homes near Easton; near Clovis lightning started a fire in an orchid.

1896: Cedarville recorded 1.58 inches of precipitation, its second largest one-day total for May.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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