Tuesday, May 2, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 2)

2003: This was the last day measurable rain fell in San Diego for 181 consecutive days until 11.1, making this dry streak the second longest on record.

1998: Thunderstorms unleashed locally heavy rain over rugged terrain northeast of Bakersfield causing rapid runoff that resulted in flash flooding on several streets in the Bakersfield area, including Highways 178 and 58.
Many vehicles became stalled in the high water and some residences and apartments were flooded with as much as 3 feet of water.
A spotter reported 1.5" of rain fell in about an hour.

1991: It was 34° F at Santa Maria setting an all-time low record low temperature for May.

1980: 1.04" of rain fell in Borrego Springs, the greatest daily rainfall on record for May.

1959: 8" of snow fell at Sierraville (Sierra Co.).

1942: Monterey had a low temperature of 35° F. 

1938: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was only 39° F.

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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