Sunday, September 29, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 29)

1976: Thunderstorms struck the central and southern San Joaquin Valley with up to 2-1/2" of rain falling in some areas.
Dramatic lightning displays were seen from Fowler to Delano and marble size hail fell in Visalia and Porterville.
The storm knocked out power to several thousand customers and also struck two F106s airplanes operated by the Fresno Air National Guard causing burn marks on the planes. The heavy rain also caused a roof to collapse at a building under construction as well as flooded homes, businesses and streets.
It also caused additional damage to crops that were seriously affected by the rain associated with Tropical Depression Kathleen.

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.
500,000 acres were burned and caused $50 million in damage.

1965: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV was 23°.

1963: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV was 93°.

1946: A tropical storm moved northward into northern Baja California and dissipated.
Moisture from this system produced a particular cloudburst of 3" in 30 minutes in San Bernardino.
Around San Bernardino farmlands, orchards and vineyards were eroded and some roads were damaged.
Many homes were flooded.

1932: Heavy rains starting on 9.28 and ending on 10.1 came from a dying tropical cyclone.
It brought flooding to parts of the mountains and deserts of Southern California.
4.38" of rain fell at Tehachapi in 7 hours on 9.30.
Floods in Tehachapi resulted in 15 deaths.

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.

1890: 1.12" of rain falls in Fresno, tying the highest calendar day amount on record for the month of September last set on September 26, 1898.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, & San Diego

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