Sunday, October 23, 2016

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

2007: Very strong Santa Ana winds developed on 10.21 and continued through 10.23.
A gust of 85 mph was recorded at Fremont Canyon, 79 mph at San Bernardino, 75 mph at Descanso and Mira Loma, 74 mph at Fallbrook and Rancho Cucamonga.
Some locations experienced tropical storm force winds (or greater) for more than 36 consecutive hours.
Winds caused at least $60 million in damage and destruction to buildings, fences, vehicles, etc.
The devastating wildfires of 2007 were fanned by these winds.
These fires caused one million Californians to evacuate, the largest mass evacuation in California history.

2006: Livermore airport had a high of 87° F.

2003: Laughlin, NV, reaches 103° F, latest in the year for a triple digit high in the state

1987: Heavy rain fell with amounts ranging up to five inches at Blue Jay.
Heavy rain also occurred in northern San Diego County with 0.95" in Palomar Mountain.
Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten injuries, and more than a million dollars damage in Blue Jay.
Flash flooding and debris/mud flows hit Pauma Valley (exacerbated by a previous fire on southwest slopes of Palomar Mountain).
A building was destroyed and four homes were evacuated.

1976: An isolated and powerful thunderstorm dropped torrential rain on Jamul.
3.84" was recorded in four hours from 2 to 6 pm, 1.85" which occurred between 3 and 4 pm.
High runoff produced local flooding.

1976: Strong thunderstorms with local amounts of rain over 5" in a 24 hr period, and over 6.5" of rain in a 48 hr. period, produce flash flooding in some sections of Yuma County, AZ.
A number of secondary roads are damaged.

1976: A trace of rain fell at Bakersfield.
This is the latest date into the season since 1928 that no measurable rain has ever fallen on a calendar date.

1974: A tornado in Yucca Valley caused property damage.

1965: A very long heat wave began on 10.20 and ended on 10.29.
A peak temperature of 104° F was reached at San Diego on this day.
LA had 10 consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching at least 100° F.

1964: Santa Ana conditions produced a high temperature of 104° F at San Diego.

1961: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 14° F.

1929: It was 102° F in Escondido, the latest date in the season to record 100° F or higher.

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



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