Friday, July 22, 2016

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

2006: A major heat wave with humidity, in some ways unprecedented, hit Southern California.
It was 121° F in Palm Springs, 120° F at Indio and Thermal, 114° F at Ontario and the Wild Animal Park, and 113° F at El Cajon.
It was 112° F at Escondido and 109° F in La Mesa; both were highest temperatures on record.
The 112° F reading in Escondido beat the old record of 111° F on 9.6.1955.
Record high minimum temperatures were recorded in most places.
Desert locations reported the all-time warmest month on record and a few locations west of the mountains (such as San Diego) did not drop below 70° F all month.
Sea surface temperatures hit 80° F.
Many were killed from the heat, and many more were treated for heat related illnesses.
Some power outages occurred.
Strong thunderstorm winds hit Lake Elsinore and blew down a 40 foot tree.

2006: San Jose only dropped down to 74° F. An all-time record!

2003: The high temperature at Lovelock, NV, was 108° F, while Hawthorne, NV, recorded a high of 106° F.

1988: South Lake Tahoe set its all-time record high temperature of 99°.

1987: Low temperature of 22° F at Lodgepole (Sequioa-Kings Cyn. NP).

1986: Lightning struck Carlsbad, injuring six men.
Lightning struck two homes in Rancho Peñaquitos and in Scripps Ranch, where a chimney was damaged.
A 30 minute hailstorm in Mt. Laguna produced 1.55" of precipitation.
The marble size hail stripped leaves off oak trees.
Lightning and wind caused sporadic power outages.

1979: Susanville recorded 1.40" of precipitation.

1968: A heavy thunderstorm struck Needles with 1.50" of rain.
Flash flooding damaged numerous buildings, streets and highways.

1966: A tornado touched down in Victorville.

1960: A lightning storm sparked 24 fires in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Strong thunderstorm winds snapped off telephone poles near Barstow.
A thunderstorm produced a debris flow near Forest Home (now Forest Falls).
One care was caught in the mud.

1913: Fresno and Bakersfield both had their wettest July day on record with 0.33" of rain recorded at both locations.

1910: All-time record high minimum of 88° F set at Bakersfield.

1902: A dying tropical cyclone brought two inches of rain to the mountains and deserts of Southern California during a very strong El Niño event of 1901-02.

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



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