Thursday, July 6, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (June 29)

2013: A heat wave on the order of a 20 year event enveloped the west and Southern California from 6/28 to 6/30.
Death Valley hit the highest U.S. June temperature ever recorded: 129
° F on 6/30.
On this day Palm Springs and Thermal reached 122° F, which tied or set new June records and came within one degree of the all-time highest temperature on record.
In Borrego Springs it was 120° F, two degrees off the highest all-time.

Strong, cold low pressure system moved over the area bringing record low temperatures and high precipitation to the San Joaquin Valley, southern Sierra Nevada, and nearby foothills. Temperatures were around 15° F below the 30 year average at Fresno and Bakersfield; Fresno set a new record low maximum temperature for this date (old record was 77° F; this was set back in 1982).
Some locations in the Sierra Nevada and nearby foothills received over 2" of rain in 24 hours.

2001: Four people were injured in Yucca Valley, CA when a thunderstorm wind gust picked up a half ton storage shed and dropped it on the people.
There were also downed trees and power outages.
Some roof damage was also reported.

The minimum temperature was 78° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest minimum temperature on record.
This also occurred on 7.11.2003 and 8.10.1978.
It was 121° F in Palm Springs, the highest temperature on record for June.
This also occurred on 6.24.1957 and 6.26.1957.

1994: Nevada's all-time record high temperature of 125° F was recorded at Laughlin.

Lake Havasu City records the all time record high for the state of Arizona at 128° F. .

1986: A tropical heat wave produced temperatures of 96° F in Santee, 93° F in Escondido, and only 91° F in El Centro.
Attendance records were broken at the Del Mar Fair.

1972: It was 99° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for June.
This also occurred the next day on 6.30.

1952: Ben Lomond picked up 1.45" of rain -- a record for the month.

1924: The high temperature at Sierraville 101° F, and at Reno, NV, it was 100° F.

1920: Reno, NV, recorded 1.68" of rain.

1907: End of 11 day stretch of triple digit highs in Bakersfield, longest such streak on record in June.

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



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