Sunday, July 24, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 23)

2006: Strong thunderstorm winds hit Menifee.
Numerous trees were blown down, some of which fell on homes.
Lightning sparked the Coyote Fire southeast of Anza, which burned 460 acres.

2006: Mount Hamilton only dropped down to 84° F. An all-time record!

2006: Peak of intense July heat wave that affected much of California.
Fresno set a daily record high temperature of 113° F.
This was the hottest temperature recorded in Fresno since a high of 114° F on July 27, 1933.
An all-time record high minimum temperature of 90° F was also set.
In Lemoore, all 10,000 power customers lost power during the afternoon for up to 4 hours.
In all 46 deaths were related to the heat wave and 18 people suffered injuries.

1956: Strong monsoon flow hit the region with thunderstorms each day from this day to 7.28, even west of the mountains.
On this day water two feet deep covered spots in Apple Valley.
Many dry desert lakes were filled.

1948: Thunderstorms in Palm Desert and La Quinta flooded homes.
Erosion damaged roads and canals.
2.8" of rain fell in Palm Springs, the greatest daily amount on record for July.

1913: Debris from a flash flood blocked parts of the Reno-Carson City road (now U.S. Highway 395).

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



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