Monday, July 11, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 11)

2003: The minimum temperature in Palomar Mountain was 78° F, the highest minimum temperature on record.
This also occurred on 6.29.1994 and 8.10.1978.

2002: The minimum temperature was 90° F in Borrego Springs, the highest minimum temperature on record.
This also occurred on 7.12.1968.

2002: Reno, NV, tied its all-time high temperature with a reading of 108° F for the second day in a row. Carson City, NV, recorded a high of 104° F.

1999: Thunderstorms developed over the Kern County deserts and in the Tehachapi Mountains causing heavy downpours and localized flash flooding.
A spotter recorded 5" of rain in Tehachapi in less than 4 hours.
In Rosamond, half-inch diameter hail fell and trees and power lines were knocked down.
Power poles and lines fell down north of Inyokern due to gusty winds.

1999: Heavy thunderstorms hit the mountains and deserts each day starting on this day and ending on 7.13.
Rainfall rates included 1.65" in less than 30 minutes at Lake Henshaw, 1.57" in 20 minutes at Big Bear City, 1.4" in 30 minutes at Sugarloaf, 1.6" in 85 minutes at Forest Falls, 1" in one hour at Pine Cove, 1" in 25 minutes at Shelter Valley.
1" per hour rain rate occurred at Phelan.
Two were killed and dozens were injured.
Six homes were destroyed and many more were damaged.
A twenty foot high wall of water moving at 45 mph moved 70-ton boulders at Forest Falls.
Buildings washed away at Jenks Lake.
Disastrous flooding and mud slides occurred at Oak Glen, Big Bear City, and Apple Valley.
Flooding hit the Yucca Valley area, Beaumont area and Palm Springs.
Roadways were closed due to flash flooding.

1994: Paso Robles hit 115° F tying an all-time high temperature.

1980: Thunderstorm wind gusts estimated at 90 mph sank docks and 65 boats and damaged over 100 at Callville Bay on Lake Mead (Nevada shore) resulting in $2 million in damages.

1961: The low temperature in Los Gatos was a warm 76° F.

1959: Carson City, NV, had a high temperature of 101° F.

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



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