Friday, September 29, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 28)

2005: A strong Santa Ana Wind event raked Southern California on this date and drove a small fire which began along Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR 27) in the Chatsworth area of the Santa Susana Mountains over several thousand acres today and over 16,000 acres today and tomorrow. The Topanga Fire ultimately consumed 24,175 acres and several homes and businesses.

A total of 1.25" or rain fell in Bishop, CA, which was the greatest one day rainfall in September.

Lowest reading ever at Lodgepole (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP) in September, 19° F.

1970: Drought in Southern California climaxed and hot Santa Ana winds blew starting on 9.25 and ending on 9.30.
Winds peaked at 60 mph at Cuyamaca.
The winds sparked the Laguna Fire, one of the largest in California history.
Eight were killed, 400 homes were destroyed, and 185,000 acres were burned as of this day from Cuyamaca to Alpine.
In all, the fire consumed whole communities of interior San Diego County.
Half a million acres were burned and caused fifty million dollars in damage.

1966: San Francisco had a high of 95° F.

1966: Pismo Beach hit 100° F establishing a monthly high temperature mark.

1932: Heavy rains starting on this day and ending on 10.1 came from a dying tropical cyclone.
It brought flooding to parts of the mountains and deserts of Southern California.
4.38" of rain fell at Tehachapi in seven hours on 9.30.
Floods in Tehachapi resulted in 15 deaths.

1926:  A wildfire threatened Carson City, NV.
Five firefighters were killed when they were trapped by flames in Clear Creek Canyon.

1921: A tropical storm crossed the Baja peninsula southwest of Yuma, AZ, and moved up the Colorado River Valley.
Several stations along the Colorado River reported in excess of 3" of rain, including 3.65" at Yuma.
Other amounts included 1.5" at Flagstaff, 1.24" at Prescott, 0.68" at Tucson, and 0.56" at Phoenix, AZ.

1918: Susanville recorded 1.37" of precipitation.

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



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