Monday, June 25, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (June 20)

2017: In almost identical fashion, strong high pressure over the deserts produced a 122° F - reading in Palm Springs, exactly like on this day one year previous.
This second highest reading on record would be reached on three more days in the following three weeks.

2016: An intense heat wave peaked on this day with scorching temperatures from the Coachella Valley to the San Diego County Valleys.
A total of 13 daily high temperature records were set.
Borrego Springs tied an all-time record high with a reading of 122° F. Palm Springs reached 122° F, an all-time record for June and the second highest temperature on record.
Indio and Thermal both reached 121° F, the second highest temperatures on record for June.
West of the mountains Riverside was 114° F, while Ramona (109° F) and El Cajon (107° F) both set records for June.

2008: Carmel Valley reported a high temperature of 106° F.

2002: Torrential rainfall produced flash flooding in the Spanish Springs area north of Reno, NV.
Spanish Springs High School suffered over $500,000 damage.

1983: Severe controlled flooding along the Colorado River below the Hoover Dam affected numerous communities, including Parker and Yuma, AZ.
Hundreds of homes, mobile homes, trailers, motels, and businesses were under 1-6 feet of water.
Altogether, 700 to 800 people had to evacuate their residences.
The President declared Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties (Arizona) a disaster area less than 2 weeks later.

It was 92° F in Big Bear Lake, the highest temperature on record for June.

1947: In the evening hours a severe wind storm struck Death Valley, California and Beatty, Nevada with winds estimated at 60 to 80 mph accompanied by blowing dust that sharply reduced visibility.
The high winds lasted about four hours.
Cabins were damaged at Stovepipe Wells.
At the Furnace Creek Ranch, several trees and the Weather Bureau cotton region shelter which houses the thermometers were blown down.
Several buildings were warped at Cow Creek.
One section of the roof of the Chief Ranger's quarters and carried over the top of the house and landed in the top of a large palm tree 75 feet away.
Several panes of glass were blown out of homes.
Seventeen power poles between Death Valley Junction and the Furnace Creek Ranch were downed.
Trees covered streets in Beatty and power was knocked out.

1929: San Luis Obispo set an all-time June high of 108° F.

1920: The Santa Fe Rail Deport recorded a high temperature of 113° F in Bakersfield.
This still stands as the record high for the day.

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



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