Sunday, September 22, 2013

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 22)

2007: Severe thunderstorms developed in parts of the San Joaquin Valley in the afternoon and evening hours.
One produced nickel size hail (0.88" in diameter) 8 miles east of Hanford.
Another dropped ¾" diameter hail that covered a roadway in Squaw Valley and also caused some minor flooding and downed tree branches in the area.

2007: As many as eight waterspouts and countless more funnel clouds were seen in one hour along the coast of Orange and San Diego Counties.
Two waterspouts came ashore.
One at Cardiff blew over tents.
Another came ashore at Newport Beach.

1999: Low of 72° in Fresno.
This is the latest in the year Fresno has had a 70° or better low temperature.

1987: A small F1 tornado was spotted 7 miles northeast of Yuma.
Damage was limited to a lettuce ranch where a steel roof on a storage shed was torn off.
A nearby power pole and transformer was destroyed.

1987: Thunderstorms developed on this day and on 9.23 from San Diego to El Cajon from the remnants of Hurricane Norma.
Rainfall was 0.55" in two hours at Lemon Grove and 0.97" total. 0.7" fell at Lindbergh Field, a record for the date.
Very frequent lightning caused numerous power outages and property damage, and ignited small fires.

1968: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV was 23°.

1949: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV was 95°.

1939: A heat wave that started on 9.18 and ended on this day preceded the arrival of a tropical storm called "El Cordonazo."
High temperature records of more than 95° occurred at San Diego each day, with the highest temperature reaching 106° on 9.21.
It was 111° in Santa Ana on this day, the highest temperature on record for September, and the second highest temperature on record.
This also occurred the previous day on 9.21.
Incredibly, 0.02" of rain fell on this second hottest day in history.
On this day the low temperature in LA was 84°, the highest minimum on record (also occurred on 9.30.1906).
Santa Maria established a new record high for the month of 106°.

1911: Low temperature of 24° in Yosemite Valley reached, established a record low for this location for September.

1887: Fresno had a record rainfall for the date of 0.47".
This is the oldest rainfall record for Fresno still in the books.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, Phoenix, San Diego


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