Wednesday, May 31, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 30)

2002: Thunderstorms dropped 1.01" of rain at the Hanford Airport in just 21 minutes in the afternoon resulting in street flooding in the city.
In just an hour, some 260 lightning strikes were recorded in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.

2001: Ben Lomond had a high temperature of 105° F.

1991: High winds blasted Las Vegas, NV, darkening power for 100,000 customers, blowing over a large rocket sign at the Vegas World Casino and tearing off tips of turrets on the Excalibur.

1991: China Lake NAS clocked an 89 mph gust from the west, tied for the highest on record here (also had an 89 mph gust on January 14, 1950).

1984: Remarkably, on the same day of the highest maximum and minimum temperatures, Borrego Springs also recorded its record rainfall for this day.

1984: Intense winds, gusting as high as 60 mph, blew across Kern County shattering windows, knocking air conditioning units off roofs and toppling trees.
A number of utility poles also were knocked down, some which were leveled by "a wall of wind and dust".
On this same date, Fresno only dropped to 76° F for low, making it the warmest minimum temperature on record for the month of May.

1983: Very heavy rain caused a mudslide on Slide Mountain (NV side of Lake Tahoe - north side of lake).
The resulting debris flow that was sent down Ophir Creek forced the closure of U.S. Highway 395.

1918: It was 32° F in Victorville, the latest date in the season with a freezing temperature on record.

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



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