Wednesday, August 28, 2019

[CaliforniaDisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (August 28)

2014: A large southerly swell from Hurricane Marie produced surf of 15 to 18 feet from Newport Beach to Huntington Beach from this day to 8/28.
The Wedge at Newport Beach had sets of 25 to 30 feet.
Coastal flooding occurred at Seal Beach on this day, and reached into some homes.
South Laguna Beach reported major beach erosion.

A thunderstorm in Campo produced microburst winds measured at 65 mph and 61 mph by two separate stations.
Five power poles snapped.
Several large tree branches were downed.
Lightning sparked several small fires.

2001: The high temperature at Reno, NV was 99° F.

1999: Hot and dry conditions led to the start of the Willow Fire on this day north of Lake Arrowhead.
Very dry conditions and limited resources (due to other fires across the state) helped the fire grow rapidly into the largest Southern California wildfire in 80 years.
The fire scorched 63,000 acres and destroyed more than 20 structures. 

1997: The Boulder City (Nevada) Police Department reported flood waters had closed Georgia Street and Riviera Court and Buchanan and Broadmore. Also, an 11 year old boy was caught in a drainage ditch by flood waters and had to be rescued. He escaped with only minor injuries. The flood waters also damaged the Georgia Avenue drainage channel and washed away dirt fill which set back repair efforts to roads from a recent flash flood event. Dime-sized hail and winds gusting up to 58 mph were also observed by a storm spotter in Boulder City, NV.

1991: Low temperature drops to 51° F at China Lake, coldest on record here for the month of August.

1962: It reached 108° F in Pismo Beach, 104° F in Lompoc, and 103° F in Santa Maria, establishing all-time record highs for August.

1954: Fort Ross received 0.74" of rain.

1951: A hurricane moving north northwestward just off the west coast of Baja California moved northeastward into northern Baja California and dissipated.
Moisture from this tropical cyclone resulted in rainfall of 2-5" in the mountains and deserts starting on 8.27 and ending on 8.29.
More than 2" of rain fell in Julian, while 1.53" fell at North Island and 0.83" accumulated in San Diego.
Flooding was reported across the region with many roads washed out in the Imperial Valley, but otherwise no major damage occurred.
This occurred during the El Niño of 1951-52.

1916: Fresno recorded 0.07" of rain.
This was the second day in a row that measurable rain fell in Fresno and the only time ever that measurable rain has fallen on consecutive days in the month of August here.

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

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