Sunday, May 21, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 21)

2006: King City picked up 0.8" of rainfall.

Late season cold front passage brought heavy rainfall amounts to the area:
Spanish Lake near Coalinga had 1.59", Madera received 1.43", and Chowchilla measured 1.95". Avenal received 1" of rain in about an hour.

2000: A strong ridge of high pressure built over the region in the wake of storm
system over the Intermountain West.
Temperatures in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley subsequently soared, with Riverside reaching 105° and Palm Springs topping out at 113° F.

1972: It was 34° F in Borrego Springs, the lowest temperature on record for May.

1971: A cold front generated wind gusts up to 60 mph that knocked down 50 oil paintings on display outdoors at a shopping mall art exhibit in Las Vegas, NV, that were valued at $1,000 a piece.

1971: Gusty winds associated with a late-spring snowstorm blew down tree limbs, uprooted trees, and caused power outages in the Reno, NV, area.

1967: The high temperature at Reno was 94° F.

1920: Rare rain fell in Mecca.
With 0.58" of rainfall, it is the greatest one - day total in May.
This is the only time since 1906 that the city has received more than a half an inch of rain on a single day in May.
The total is also 2,550% of the May average rainfall (0.02").

1918: It was 22° F in Victorville, the lowest temperature on record for May.

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



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