Monday, September 4, 2017

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

2007: A thunderstorm produced an 83 mph wind gust at the Mojave Spaceport and also caused some flash flooding in the Mojave area.

2007: A heat wave began on 9.1 and ended on this day, with a monsoon flavor.
Temperatures exceeded 95° F in the coasts and the mountains, 105° F in the valleys, 110° F in the Inland Empire and high deserts, and 115° F in the lower deserts.
At least six deaths from heat related illnesses.

2006: A microburst hit northeast of Sun City (Temecula Valley).
Power lines and poles were knocked down.
Power outages resulted.

2003: Thunderstorms developed in the mountains and deserts starting on 9.2 and ending on this day.
Rain rates of more than one inch per hour occurred with many of the storms.
Roadways were flooded in the Lake Henshaw area, Palm Canyon near Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Idyllwild, Santa Ysabel, Mt. Laguna and Borrego Springs.

2001: Thunderstorms developed in the mountains each day starting on 9.2 and ending on this day.
The moisture came from the remnants of Hurricane Flossie.
2.1" of rain fell in one hour at Lake Cuyamaca, causing flash floods and mud slides.
Flash floods and mud slides also occurred in the San Bernardino Mountains.
One boy was killed by lightning in Apple Valley.
One man was killed and one boy was injured by lightning at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
Trees fell on a house in Beaumont.
Hail up to 0.5" in diameter was measured at Pine Valley.

1997: An evening thunderstorm unleashed heavy rain in the El Paso Mountains in Kern County.
4-1/2" of rain fell in an about an hour causing flash flooding that resulted in 4 cars being swept off of State Highway 14 nearby from a 12' wall of water.
100 motorists were also stranded.

1997: A second day of heavy rain producing thunderstorms lead to more flash flooding in the Pahrump Valley.
At 11:35 am PST, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported a wall of water crossing State Route 160 near mile marker four.
The road remained closed for several hours.
At 12:32 pm PST, the Pahrump Fire Department reported a number of roads flooded and barricaded in and around Pahrump.
By 1:40 pm PST, a state of emergency had been declared for Pahrump due to numerous road closures and damage caused by the flooding.
Damage was estimated at $2.7 million.
Heavy rain triggered mud slides in Kyle Canyon which deposited debris on State Route 157 (west of Las Vegas near CA-NV border).
A report was also received of mud and debris on Wheeler Pass Road in the Spring Mountains. Equipment was dispatched to clear the roads.
The Nevada Division of Forestry reported about 2" of rain in Kyle Canyon between 7 am and noon PST.

1987: Authorities fought fire with fire by setting backfires around homes and roads near the eastern Shasta County community of Hat Creek in an effort to corral a 3,000-acre blaze east of Highway 89.
It was one of nearly 1,000 lightning-caused fires burning across the state.

1986: Mount Hamilton (East Bay) had a high of 98° F -- a record for the month.

1972: Hurricane Hyacinth moved as far west as 125° F West before recurving to the northeast.
The remnants made landfall between Los Angeles and San Diego on this day with winds of 25 mph and rainfall of up to one inch in the mountains from 8.29 to 9.6.
This tropical cyclone holds the distinction of traveling the farthest west before recurving and making landfall in Southern California.
This occurred during the El Nino of 1972-73.
Only 0.44" was measured in San Diego.
On this day flash flooding resulted in closing Interstate 40 at Ludlow, east of Barstow, for two hours.
Railroads were damaged as well.

1955: The high temperature at Sierraville (Sierra Co.) was 100° F.

1955: Fresno had a high of 111° F, tying the record high for the month last set on September 11, 1888.
Bakersfield set it's all-time record high for the month of September, 112° F.

1950: It was 109° F in Victorville, the highest temperature on record for September.

1950: Carson City, NV, had a high temperature of 103° F.

1923: It was 40° F in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record for September.
This also occurred on 9.9.1917 and on 9.26.1948.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego & Redding Record-Searchlight



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