Wednesday, July 4, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 2)

2007: A major heat wave struck the mountains and deserts from this day to 7.6.
A strong persistent marine layer precluded the heat wave from impacting the coasts and valleys.
During this time the temperature reached 119° F in
Ocotillo Wells, 116° F in Palm Springs and Indio, 115° F in Anza Borrego, 107° F in Julian, 103° F at Lake Cuyamaca, 100° F at Idyllwild, 97° F at Palomar Mountain, 94° F at Big Bear Lake (tied all time high) and Mt. Laguna.
Some heat illnesses occurred, but were poorly documented.

2004: Livermore had a low temperature of 48° F.

2001: Reno, NV, had a high temperature of 102° F.

1985: The heat wave that started on 6.30 and ended on 7.3 continued on this day and broke numerous high temperature records (SoCal) including Santa Barbara which hit 109° F establishing an all-time high for the month of July.

1979: It was 54° F in Palm Springs, the lowest temperature on record for July.
This also occurred on 7.3.1935.

1944: Today began the longest dry spell in Las Vegas, NV, history which lasted from July 2nd
until October 10th, a total of 101 days.

1919: Santa Maria established a record low for July of 41° F.

1901: The temperature in Fresno dropped to 50° F, setting an all-time record low minimum for the month of July.

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



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