Thursday, August 29, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (August 28)

2011: A thunderstorm in Campo produced microburst winds measured at 65 mph and 61 mph by two separate stations.
Five power poles snapped.
Several large tree branches were downed.
Lightning sparked several small fires.

2001: The high temperature at Reno, NV was 99°.

1991: Low temperature drops to 51° at China Lake, coldest on record here for the month of August.

1962: It reached 108° in Pismo Beach, 104° in Lompoc, and 103° in Santa Maria, establishing all-time record highs for August.

1951: A hurricane moving north northwestward just off the west coast of Baja California moved northeastward into northern Baja California and dissipated.
Moisture from this tropical cyclone resulted in rainfall of 2"-5" in the mountains and deserts starting on 8.27 and ending on 8.29.
Many roads were washed out in the Imperial Valley, but otherwise no major damage occurred.
This occurred during the El NiƱo of 1951-52.

1924: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV was 99°.

1916: Fresno recorded 0.07" of rain.
This was the second day in a row that measurable rain fell in Fresno and the only time ever that measurable rain has fallen on consecutive days in the month of August here.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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