Monday, July 29, 2013

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

2003: Bakersfield set a record high minimum of 86°.

1995: A heat wave started on 7.27 and ended on this day. It was 123° in Palm Springs on 7.28 and on this day.
On 7.27 it was 120° in Coachella, 118° in Palm Springs, 113° in San Jacinto, 112° in Riverside, 111° in Banning, Moreno Valley, and Sun City, and 110° in Yucaipa.

1972: During a stretch from 7.28 to 7.30, the temperature rose each day to 100° in Palomar Mountain.
It is the highest temperature on record and has been reached on nine days.

1968: 0.33" of rain fell in Riverside, the greatest daily amount on record for July.

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 7.28 and ending on 7.30.
This occurred during the El Niño of 1957-58.
On this day a thunderstorm hit the Barton Flats and Forest Home (now Forest Falls) area with 2" of rain.
Several walls of mud rolled off fire-denuded hills onto the road in several places along the highway in Barton Flats and Forest Home.
Five cars were trapped.

Source: NWS Hanford & San Diego

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