Thursday, May 31, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (May 31)

2004: Chula Vista reached an afternoon high temperature of 76° F.
It was unremarkable, except that it was the highest temperature on record for this date
and, strangely, the city's lowest record high temperature for any day in May.

2001: Death Valley National Park recorded a high temperature of 118° F, setting a daily record.

Fresno reached 106° F, marking the 9th time this month the high reached into the triple digits.
This set a record for the most triple digit high temperatures in May.

2001: It was 93° F in Idyllwild, the highest temperature on record for May.
This also occurred on 5.29.1984.
It was 91° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for May.
This also occurred on 5.28.2003.

2001: San Jose reported a high temperature of 101° F.

1998: Fresno reached a high of only 85° F and in Bakersfield the high reached 84° F.
This was the warmest reading of the month at both locations and only the 3rd May on record in both cities that the high temperature never cracked 90° (also occurred in May 1917 and 1961).

1991: Cuyamaca reported an overnight low of 20° F, the lowest temperature on record for May, amazingly on the last day of the month.

1987: The Morse Wildfire burned 166 acres and destroyed 31 homes near Pebble Beach.

1981: The overnight low in Newport Beach was 68° F, the highest low temperature on record for May (the average high temperature is 66° F).

1971: 8" of snow fell at Glenbrook (east shore Lake Tahoe), its all-time record one-day total for May.

1967: 8" of snow fell at Sierraville.

1961: Virginia City, NV, recorded 1.9" of precipitation.

1910: Earliest 110° F high temperatures on record at Fresno and Bakersfield.
Also the highest temperatures ever recorded at both locations for May.
In Lemon Cove, the high reached a sweltering 118° F, the highest on record here in May.

1910: The high temperature in Elsinore soared to 109° F, the record for May.

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



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