Saturday, May 20, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 17)

2008: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 96° F.

1997: It was 91° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for May.
This also occurred on 5.28.2003 and 5.31.2001.

1996: Outflow winds from collapsing thunderstorms cause gusts to 47 mph in Fresno.

1987: Reno, NV, recorded 1.76" of precipitation.

1949: "Severe" dust storm struck Hanford ahead of an approaching cold front.
This front helped to produce showers that resulted in hefty precipitation totals across parts of the Sierra in a short time period.
The Wishon Power House recorded 2" of rain in just 15 minutes.
A small tornado also occurred about 10 miles northwest of Fresno causing unspecified damaged exceeding $1,000 (in 1949 dollars).

1949: Las Vegas recorded 0.01" of rain.
This was the only time measurable rain has fallen on this day.

1896: San Jose had a low temperature of 32° F. 

1892: A springtime heat wave hit Southern California starting on this day and ending on 5.19.
Temperatures met or exceeded 95° F in LA each day.

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



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