Tuesday, September 12, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 12)

1999: Large hail fell over Interstate 15 near Baker, CA.
Numerous cars reportedly sustained dents and broken windshields.

Heavy rainfall over southeast Lincoln County and northeast Clark County, Nevada, produced major flash flooding in the Muddy River and California Wash which caused considerable damage to roads and homes in Moapa, Hidden Valley and Overton, NV.
A total of about 220 people had to be evacuated from the three communities and many homes suffered major flood damage.
Flood waters in the Muddy River also completely washed out the Gubler Street Bridge.
No injuries were reported.

Low temperature of 75° F at Bakersfield.
This was one of 5 times this month the low temperature in Bakersfield never fell below 75° F, a record for the month of September.

1976: Record rains that started on 9.9 ended on this day came from Tropical Storm Kathleen (called a 160+ year event by meteorologists).
14.76" fell on south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 10.13" at Mt. Laguna, 8" at Mt. San Jacinto, 4"+ in the Little San Bernardino Mountains, and 1.8"-2.8" in the Coachella Valley.
Deep Canyon (above La Quinta) recorded 2.96" in three hours on 9.10.
Rainfall in the Santa Rosa Mountains above the Coachella Valley was called the "heaviest in recorded history."
6 were buried and killed in sand in Ocotillo.
Floods of record were attained at numerous streams around the Coachella Valley.
1.84" of rain fell in Riverside on this day, 2.09" fell in Borrego Springs, 2.33" fell in Victorville, 2.57" fell in Idyllwild, and 5" fell in Palomar Mountain, each the greatest daily amounts on record for September.
The Victorville amount is also the third highest daily amount on record.
This occurred during the El Niño of 1976-77.
Hurricane Kathleen also brought the southwest the highest sustained winds ever associated with an eastern Pacific tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 57 mph at Yuma on 9.10.

1971: It was 103° F in LA. It was 100° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record.
This occurred on eight other occasions.

1939: The remnants from the second of three tropical cyclones to affect the southwestern U.S. in one month brought 3.84" of rain to Searchlight making it the second wettest day ever here.

1939: 4" of rain fell across the deserts and mountains as a dying tropical cyclone moved across Baja California into southwestern Arizona on 9.11 and on this day.
This was the second tropical cyclone to impact California during the busy month of September 1939.
A strong El Niño contributed to the activity.

1935: The high temperature at Carson City, NV was 100° F.

1918: Los Gatos received 4.35" of rain.

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



Posted by: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@gmail.com>

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