Saturday, September 28, 2013

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

1971: Lowest reading ever at Lodgepole in September, 19°.

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.
Eight were killed, 400 homes were destroyed, and 185,000 acres were burned as of this day 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.

1966: Pismo Beach hit 100° establishing a monthly high temperature mark.

1963: The high temperature at Lovelock was 93°.

1932: Heavy rains starting on this day 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 seven hours on 9.30.
Floods in Tehachapi resulted in 15 deaths.

1926:  A wildfire threatened Carson City.
Five firefighters were killed when they were trapped by flames in Clear Creek Canyon.

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.

1918: Susanville recorded 1.37" of precipitation.

Source: NWS Hanford, Reno, Phoenix, & San Diego

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