Saturday, June 29, 2019

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (June 29)

2013: A heat wave on the order of a 20 year event enveloped the west and Southern California from 6/28 to 6/30.
Death Valley hit the highest U.S. June temperature ever recorded: 129
° F on 6/30.
On this day Palm Springs and Thermal reached 122° F, which tied or set new June records and came within one degree of the all-time highest temperature on record.
In Borrego Springs it was 120° F, two degrees off the highest all-time.

Strong, cold low pressure system moved over the area bringing record low temperatures and high precipitation to the San Joaquin Valley, southern Sierra Nevada, and nearby foothills. Temperatures were around 15° F below the 30 year average at Fresno and Bakersfield; Fresno set a new record low maximum temperature for this date (old record was 77° F; this was set back in 1982).
Some locations in the Sierra Nevada and nearby foothills received over 2" of rain in 24 hours.

2004: Dense fog in the Cajon Pass reduced visibility to near zero, resulting in a 24-vehicle pileup that injured ten people.

2001: Four people were injured in Yucca Valley, CA when a thunderstorm wind gust picked up a half ton storage shed and dropped it on the people.
There were also downed trees and power outages.
Some roof damage was also reported.

1994: A hot and humid air mass brought record-breaking high and low temperatures.
The minimum temperature was 78° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest minimum temperature on record.
This also occurred on 7/11/2003 and 8/10/1978.
It was 121° F in Palm Springs, the second highest temperature on record, which also occurred on 6/24/1957 and 6/26/1957.
Also on this day, strong thunderstorms rolled into Desert Hot Springs and produced severe downburst winds that ripped roofs from homes and blew down power lines and trees.
In Yucca Valley, storms lifted a storage shed and dropped it on four people, injuring them.
Roof damage and downed trees were reported throughout Yucca Valley. 

1994: Nevada's all-time record high temperature of 125° F was recorded at Laughlin.

Lake Havasu City records the all time record high for the state of Arizona at 128° F. .

1986: A tropical heat wave produced temperatures of 96° F in Santee, 93° F in Escondido, and only 91° F in El Centro.
Attendance records were broken at the Del Mar Fair.

1972: It was 99° F in Palomar Mountain, the highest temperature on record for June.
This also occurred the next day on 6.30.

1952: Ben Lomond picked up 1.45" of rain -- a record for the month.

1924: The high temperature at Sierraville 101° F, and at Reno, NV, it was 100° F.

1920: Reno, NV, recorded 1.68" of rain.

1907: End of 11 day stretch of triple digit highs in Bakersfield, longest such streak on record in June.

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



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