Thursday, July 25, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (July 25)

2009: A long period four foot south swell generated high surf and strong rip currents from 7.24 to 7.26.
8'-10' foot surf with sets to 12' were observed at many south facing beaches, and sets up to 20' reported in the most favorable locations.
The high surf also generated strong rip currents, which were responsible for hundreds, or even thousands, of rescues throughout Southern California.
Structural damage and one death occurred.

2007: A late night thunderstorm dropped heavy rain in Indio Hills.
A flash flood damaged Dillon Rd. and a family of seven needed a rescue.

2006: Overall the hottest day in the July 2006 Heat Wave in the Hanford CWA.
Most locations saw their highest reading during this extreme heat event on this date.
Some high temperatures included 116° at Delano and Three Rivers, 114° at Wasco, 113° at China Lake NAS, 112° at Bakersfield, Inyokern and Friant Dam, 107° at Bass Lake, 104° at Yosemite Valley and 84° at Giant Forest.
In Fresno, the high reached a record-setting 113°.

1996: Surf from seven to ten feet with sets to 12 feet occurred from 7.24 to 7.26.
It was generated by an intense South Pacific storm south of Tahiti.
More than 500 rescues were made at Southern California beaches.

1986: Hail fell in Virginia City, NV.
In some places the hail on the ground was 2" deep.

1985: Lightning struck several hikers in the National Parks.
In Yosemite, 2 people were killed and 3 were injured on the summit of Half Dome.
A hiker on Morro Rock in Sequoia National Park was also killed after being struck.

1985: Temperatures reached a high of 108° in Redding, and the mercury was expected to stay close to or above 100° through the weekend.

1956: Strong monsoon flow hit the region with thunderstorms each day from 7.23 to 7.28, even west of the mountains.
1.26" fell in Riverside, 1.05" in Yucaipa, 1.01" in Lytle Creek and 1.15" in Upland.
Almost 0.5" fell in five minutes at Glendora.
Flash flooding resulted in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ontario.
In Apple Valley, floodwaters reached depths of two to three feet.

1944: It was 27° in Idyllwild, the lowest temperature on record for July.

1933: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV, was 110°.

1928: The high temperature at Susanville was 106°.

1902: 0.83" of rain fell in San Diego, the wettest calendar day and 24-hour total for July on record.

It was 109° in LA.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego & Redding Record-Searchlight

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