Sunday, July 28, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In CA Weather History (July 28)

2006: The ocean temperatures off San Diego County were well above normal during July.
Normal sea temperatures are around 70°, but Del Mar waters averaged over 72° for the month.
On this day the reading was 81.1°.
Lifeguards broadcast the sea temperature reading to the people on the beach, who "…started applauding like they had won a sweepstakes."

2005: Lightning struck a group of Boy Scouts camping on Sandy Meadow in the Tulare County Mountains.
One person died immediately and a second died the next day.
7 people were injured.

1995: A heat wave started on 7.27 and ended on 7.29.
It was 123° at Palm Springs on this day and on 7.29, matching the highest temperature on record (which also occurred on 8.1.1993 and 7.10.1979).
It was 121° in Borrego Springs, the highest temperature on record for July and the second highest temperature on record (the highest on record was 122° on 6.25.1990).
On 7.27 it was 120° in Coachella, 113° in San Jacinto, 112° in Riverside, 111° in Banning, Moreno Valley, and Sun City, and 110° in Yucaipa.

1995: Yuma, AZ, set their all-time record high temperature at 124°.

1985: Two unemployed Yuba City men camping along the Sacramento River north of Redding last week, were accused of illegally sparking Northern California's biggest fire of the year. The Delta Fire, fanned by hot July 18 winds, wound up charring 1,620 acres of timberland north of Shasta Lake.

1972: Each day from this day to 7.30 the temperature rose to 100° in Palomar Mountain.
It is the highest temperature on record and has been reached on 9 days.
This day is also the earliest day in the season to reach 100°.

1971: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 102°.

1968: Thunderstorms brought daily record rainfall to much of Southern California.

1958: Moisture from a west northwestward moving tropical storm which dissipated west of central Baja California generated up to 2" of rainfall in the deserts and mountains starting on this day and ending on 7.30.
This occurred during the El Niño of 1957-58.

1956: Strong monsoon flow hit the region with thunderstorms each day from 7.23 to 7.28, even west of the mountains.
On 7.27 and this day successive thunderstorms brought flash floods and mudslides to the Barton Flats area (San Bernardino N.F.), damaging and closing roads.

1955: A heavy thunderstorm dropped more than two inches of rain in Needles.
Flooding 10' deep at a railroad underpass made a small lake.
Rushing water a quarter mile wide trapped a car, but occupants were rescued.

1939: A severe thunderstorm hit Needles with 1.46" of rain in nine hours from 6 pm 7.28 to 3 am on this day.
Flash floods and debris flows damaged homes and businesses.
Hail over 1" in diameter fell in the first 20 minutes.

1934: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV, was 106°.

1908: Bakersfield recorded it's all-time record maximum temperature of 118°.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, Phoenix, & San Diego as well as the Redding Record-Searchlight

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