Friday, August 19, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (August 19)

2013: Severe weather and extreme heat occurred in the central California interior.
Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain which caused flash flooding on highway 178 at the mouth of the Kern River Canyon; the road was shut down for several days as a result of the flooding.
Also, there were reports of wind damage due to thunderstorm outflow winds near Selma, Lemon Cove and Woodlake.
Record high maximum and minimumtemperatures were also reached.

2003: Reno, NV had a high temperature of 99° F.

2003: Up to 5" of rain in an hour triggers a major flash flood in Northwest Las Vegas, NV.
60 swiftwater rescues took place.
Homes andbusinesses flooded.

1997: The remnants of tropical storm Ignacio produced record rainfall over portions of northern and central California.
24 hour and 1 hour rainfall records were exceeded at San Francisco, and it was the second wettest August ever recorded in the City.
General rainfall totals ranged from 0.5 to 1.5" in the northern San Francisco Bay Area with 0.5 to 2.27" farther south along the immediate coastal range.
Along the central coast, Three Peaks in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Monterey County had a rain rate of just over 0.9" an hour and a 24 hour total of 2.2
The greatest hourly rainfall rate at San Francisco Duboce Park was 0.22" between 11 pm and midnight on August 19, which set a record one hour maximum rainfall rate for August.

1997: Tropical storm Ignacio produced 18 foot waves in Orange County from 8.17 to this day.

1983: The lowest maximum temperature on record of 74° F in Riverside remarkably occurred on the same day as the highest minimum temperature of 70° F for this day.

1976: Fresno only reached 67° F for a high temperature.
This is not only the coldest high temperature on record for the month of August, but also the earliest in the season that Fresno has had a high temperature in the 60s.

1961: Thunderstorms hit Barstow, Redlands and Calimesa.
Roads and highways were eroded.
A few homes in Redlands were sitting in 2'-3' of water.

1959: It was 31° F in Idyllwild, making this the earliest date in the season to reach freezing temperatures.

1945: What is believed to be a decaying tropical storm hit the region on 8.18 and this day.
1.75" of rain fell in Escondido on this day, the greatest daily amount on record for August.

1906: Bakersfield ended a run of 50 consecutive days with highs of 100° F or better.
This is the longest such streak on record here.

1906: A tropical storm came up into the Gulf of California and the southwestern United States, giving the mountains and deserts heavy rainfall on 8.18 and on this day.
Needles received 5.66" of rain, twice the normal of seasonal rainfall.
This occurred during the El NiƱo of 1905-06.

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



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