Thursday, July 6, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 1)

2016: Strong thunderstorms formed over the Mojave Desert and San Bernardino Mountains.
Up to three inches of rain fell between Helendale and Victorville, causing significant flooding and forcing a closure of Highway 66 near Bryman.
This was the only significant round of thunderstorms during the 2016 monsoon season.

The low temperature of 95 degrees in Las Vegas, NV, at McCarran Airport tied the all-time warmest low temperature first set on July 19, 2005.
Lightning started a wildfire in Trout Canyon on Mt. Charleston, Nevada in the early afternoon.
The Carpenter 1 Fire eventually burned 27,881 acres and at one point was the nation's largest active wildfire.
Evacuations were ordered for Trout, Lovell and Kyle Canyons on Mt. Charleston.
At least 6 structures burned in the fire.
The wildfire created a thick layer of smoke over the Las Vegas Valley at times and the flames could be seen in distance on many nights.
In addition, ash from the fire fell on many days in the far northwest portions of Las Vegas and far north portions of North Las Vegas and covered surfaces with a light coating.
The increase in humidity and rainfall helped to finally bring the Carpenter 1 Fire under control around July 12, 2013 although the fire was not officially contained until September 17, 2013.

Monsoon flow brought showers all the way to the coast in San Diego County.
An isolated thunderstorm hit Escondido with 0.74" of rain, the greatest daily amount on
record for July.

1985: A heat wave that started on 6.30 continued on this day and ended on 7.3.
On this day it was 110° F in Santa Ana, the highest temperature on record for July and the fourth hottest day on record.
It was also 101° F in Lompoc, setting a record high temperature for July.

1976: The morning low temperature at Reno, NV, was 33° F.

1950: 109° F at Fresno, day 3 of 11 day streak of 100° F or better.
Farmers nearby had "worst burning of grapes in past 40 years" even though heat was not that unusual for this time of year.

Pahrump, NV (just east of Death Valley, CA),  recorded 117° F, setting an all-time record high.

1896: San Jose had a low temperature of 40° F.

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



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