Thursday, July 6, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 3)

2007: A major heat wave struck the mountains and deserts from 7.2 to 7.6.
A strong persistent marine layer precluded the heat wave from impacting the coasts and valleys.
During this time the temperature reached 119° F in Ocotillo Wells, 116° F in Palm Springs and Indio, 115° F in Anza Borrego, 107° F in Julian, 103° F at Lake Cuyamaca, 100° F at Idyllwild, 97° F at Palomar Mountain, 94° F at Big Bear Lake (tied all time high) and Mt. Laguna.
Some heat illnesses occurred, but were poorly documented.

2001: A microburst hit Hesperia and created a wall of sand and dust and a moaning sound.
A radio tower was toppled and other property was damaged, including a roof being blown off.

The heat wave that started on 6.30 and ended on this day broke numerous high temperature records.

1975: The "Caesars Palace Flood" takes place after as much as 3" of rain swells washes throughout Las Vegas, NV.
The main damage occurred to vehicles at Caesars Palace with up to 700 damaged or destroyed
cars with several cars found miles away.
North Las Vegas was hardest hit with $3.5 million in damages.
Two persons drowned in the flood waters.

1937: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 101° F.

1935: It was 54° F in Palm Springs, the lowest temperature on record for July.
This also occurred on 7.2.1979.

1925: Earliest measurable rain the "water season" (July-June) on record in Fresno with 0.14" logged.

1901: Santa Cruz had a low temperature of 36
° F.

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



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