Saturday, September 28, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 27)

2010: Strong high pressure and offshore flow led to record high temperatures for many stations.
Los Angeles reached their all-time high temperature of 113°, breaking the record of 112° held for 20 years that was set on 6/26/1990.
Santa Ana's 112° just missed the all-time mark by one degree.
Numerous high temperature records for the month of September were broken.
This fall heat followed the coolest summer since 1933.

A funnel cloud was observed over Mission Beach.

1986: It was 49° in Borrego Springs, the lowest temperature on record for September.
This also occurred on 9.30.1982 and 9.30.1971.

1970: Drought in Southern California climaxed and hot Santa Ana winds blew starting on 9.25 and ending on 9.30.
Winds peaked at 60 mph at Cuyamaca.
The winds sparked the Laguna Fire, one of the largest in California history.
8 were killed, 400 homes were destroyed, and 185,000 acres were burned as of 9.28 from Cuyamaca to Alpine.
In all, the fire consumed whole communities of interior San Diego County.
Half a million acres were burned and caused fifty million dollars in damage.

1939: It was 30° in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record for September.

1924: It was 38° in Escondido, the lowest temperature on record for September.

1921: A tropical storm crossed the Baja peninsula southwest of Yuma and moved up the Colorado River Valley.
Several stations along the Colorado River reported in excess of 3" of rain, including 3.65" at Yuma.
Other amounts included 1.5" at Flagstaff, 1.24" at Prescott, 0.68" at Tucson, and 0.56" at Phoenix.

1908: Bakersfield set its' record low for the month of September, 30°.

1888: Fresno reaches 105° for a high, the 14th time all month that a triple digit high was recorded here during the month of September.
This set a record for the most triple digit highs in the month of September.

Source: NWS Hanford, Phoenix, & San Diego

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