Monday, May 28, 2018

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

2003: It was 116° F in Palm Springs, 91° F in Palomar Mountain, and 87° F in Big Bear Lake, each the highest temperature on record for May.
In Palm Springs this also occurred on 5.23.2001 and 5.28.1983.
In Palomar Mountain this also occurred on 5.31.2001.

2003: The high temperature of 109° F in Las Vegas, NV, tied the all-time warmest reading in May.

2001: Two brief waterspouts occurred five miles west of Laguna Beach.

1990: A Memorial Day storm produced unseasonably heavy rain and daily record rainfall.
Many areas received more than one inch, including 1.14" in LA, a daily record.

1986: A rope-looking tornado, rated F0, was reported on a dry lake bed at the Nellis Air
Force Base Bombing Range.

1983: It was 116° F in Palm Springs, the highest temperature on record for May.
This also occurred on 5.28.2003 and 5.23.2001.

1971: The Padres' home game against the New York Mets was rained out at (then) San Diego Stadium.
The rainout was the third and final one of the season, the most rainouts during one season in Padres history.

Snow fell across the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada from the 27th through the 28th: Grant Grove measured 11", Huntington Lake had 10" Giant Forest, 7.5", and Tehachapi 3"..

1953: Idyllwild recorded its latest measurable snowfall of the season on record with 0.5".

1900: Santa Cruz recorded a low of 37° F.

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



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