Thursday, August 18, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (August 18)

2013: Heavy thunderstorms developed in the high desert on this day.
Radar estimated rainfall west of Victorville at 7"!
Floodwaters damaged and closed several highways west of Phelan and in Apple Valley, and filled the El Mirage Dry Lake.
A landspout tornado was observed near Helendale.

1997: Tropical storm Ignacio produced 18' waves in Orange County from 8.17 to 8.19.

1983: Bakersfield received an inch of rain, with an additional 0.08" falling in the early morning hours of August 19th.
This was the greatest rainfall in 24 hours in Bakersfield in the month of August.
This also brought the monthly rainfall for August 1983 to 1.18", making it the wettest August on record here.

1977: Hurricane Doreen paralleled the west coast of Baja before dissipating west of San Diego. Severe flooding occurs in Yuma County, AZ, and around Bullhead City, AZ.
Rainfall in Yuma totals 2.96".
Severe flooding also occurred in California's Imperial Valley.

1975: Mount Hamilton (East Bay) received .75" of rain -- a record for the month.

1950: It was 104° for a high in the town of Tehachapi.

1946: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 99° F.

1945: What is believed to be a decaying tropical storm hit the region on this day and on 8.19.
Especially hard hit was the eastern Coachella Valley, resulting in extensive damage at Oasis.
Water was 18' deep in Mecca.

1906: A tropical storm came up into the Gulf of California and the southwestern United States, giving the mountains and deserts heavy rainfall on this day and on 8.19.
Needles received 5.66" of rain, twice the normal seasonal rainfall.
This occurred during the El NiƱo of 1905-06.

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



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