Sunday, August 28, 2016

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (August 26)

2014: A large southerly swell from Hurricane Marie produced surf of 15 to 18 feet from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach from this day to 8/28.
The Wedge at Newport Beach had sets of 25 to 30 feet.
Coastal flooding occurred at Seal Beach on this day, and reached into some homes.
South Laguna Beach reported major beach erosion.

Powerful thunderstorms hit Wrightwood and Warner Springs with heavy rain and flash floods.
One inch diameter hail struck Sunshine Summit near Warner Springs.

Remnants of Hurricane Dean produced thunderstorms and heavy rain all over the San Diego Metro area in the morning, then in the afternoon in the Anza Borrego Desert.
In Escondido nearly 2" fell in less than 90 minutes in the morning.
That afternoon, flash flooding occurred near Borrego Springs and Ocotillo Wells, rendering several roads impassable.
Several park visitors were trapped near the Borrego Badlands.

2003: Measurable rain (0.04") fell in Fresno.
Only 18 Augusts have seen measurable rain fall in Fresno since the start of records in 1887.

2003: Thunderstorms developed in the mountains each day starting on 8.25 and ending on 8.27.
Flooding closed Hwy. 38 in Big Bear City, roads near Guatay, routes S2 and S22 near Ranchita, Hwy. 78 east of Julian (from rock slides and mud slides) and streets in Borrego Springs and Campo.

1993: Rain and thunderstorms developed from the remnants of Hurricane Hilary on 8.25 and ended on this day.
3"- 4" of rain fell in 2 hours from heavy thunderstorms in the San Bernardino Mountains, Morongo Valley, and Desert Hot Springs.
Flash flooding occurred in Yucaipa and Morongo Valley.

1970: China Lake NAS ended a 47 day stretch with highs of 100° F or better, the longest such streak on record.

1968: Paso Robles reached an overnight low of 37° F, establishing a new record low for the month.

1924: Reno, NV recorded a high of 99° F.

1920: Fallon, NV recorded 1.23" of precipitation.

1915: The remnants of a tropical cyclone moved northward across northern Baja California into the deserts of southern California.
1" of rain fell in Riverside.
This occurred during the strong El NiƱo of 1914-15.

1893: San Jose had a low temperature of 39° F.

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



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