Thursday, June 30, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (June 30)

2015: Lightning struck the ground across inland San Diego County.
Fires were started by lightning in Poway, Vista, and La Mesa.
A power pole in Ramona was downed by lightning.

A heat wave on the order of a 20 year event enveloped the west and Southern California from 6/28 to 6/30.
Death Valley hit the highest U.S. June temperature ever recorded: 129
° F on 6/30.
On this day Palm Springs and Thermal reached 122° F, which tied or set new June records and came within one degree of the all-time highest temperature on record.
In Borrego Springs it was 120° F, two degrees off the highest all-time.

The rainfall season ended on this day as the driest on record for many locations of Orange County, the Inland Empire, and the San Bernardino Mountains.
In Santa Ana only 2.22° fell, in Riverside 1.71", and in Big Bear Lake 4.09°.
In Thermal only 0.17° fell, the lowest season on record (since 1950).

2001: The Martis Fire began and ultimately burned over 14,000 acres along the Carson Range.

1994: China Lake NAS reached a sweltering 118° F for a high temperature, highest ever in June.

1985: A heat wave started on this day and continued until 7.3.
It was 100° F or higher in parts of the city of San Diego.
A fire broke out in Normal Heights.

1982: Numerous reports of funnel clouds over Clovis.
One touched down near Fresno State University damaging some sprinklers.
Thunderstorms also caused street flooding in Farmersville and also flooded some homes in other parts of the Valley. 1.62" of rain reported at Dinuba.

1980: 80 fell in '80!
0.80" of rain fell in Palm Springs, the greatest daily rainfall amount on record for June.

1972: Mount Hamilton had a high of 94° F.

1972: It was 99° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for June.
This also occurred the previous day on 6.29.

1891: Fresno set an all-time record high for June, 112° F (tied on June 25, 1925).

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, & San Diego



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