Saturday, September 28, 2019

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

2005: A strong Santa Ana Wind event raked Southern California on this date and drove a small fire which began along Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR 27) in the Chatsworth area of the Santa Susana Mountains over several thousand acres today and over 16,000 acres today and tomorrow.
The Topanga Fire ultimately consumed 24,175 acres and several homes and businesses.

1994: A total of 1.25" or rain fell in Bishop, CA, which was the greatest one day rainfall in September.

1973: Strong Santa Ana winds with peak gusts to 90 mph swept through the canyons and passes of Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties. The winds brought very dry conditions and helped fan 16 brush fires. 

Lowest reading ever at Lodgepole (Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP) in September, 19° F.

1970: Drought in Southern California climaxed and hot Santa Ana winds blew starting on 9/25 and ending on 9/30.
Winds peaked at 60 mph at Cuyamaca.
The winds downed powerlines, which sparked the Laguna Fire, one of the largest wildfires in California history.
Eight people were killed, 382 homes were destroyed, and 175,425 acres were burned.
The fire consumed whole communities of interior San Diego County.Oceanside Harbor hit 99°, the highest temperature on record.

1967: Strong thunderstorms rolled across Southern California with unusually intense lightning and heavy rains.
Lightning strikes started numerous wildfires and ruptured a chlorine tank. The resulting gas spill injured 73 people.
Flooding in Palm Springs caused significant damage to the carrot crop. 

1966: San Francisco had a high of 95° F.

1966: Pismo Beach hit 100° F establishing a monthly high temperature mark.

1963: Laguna Beach reached 104°, tying the same value from 1939 for the highest temperature on record there. 

1932: Heavy rains starting on this day and ending on 10.1 came from a dying tropical cyclone.
It brought flooding to parts of the mountains and deserts of Southern California.
4.38" of rain fell at Tehachapi in seven hours on 9.30.
Floods in Tehachapi resulted in 15 deaths.

1926:  A wildfire threatened Carson City, NV.
Five firefighters were killed when they were trapped by flames in Clear Creek Canyon.

1921: A tropical storm crossed the Baja peninsula southwest of Yuma, AZ, and moved up the Colorado River Valley.
Several stations along the Colorado River reported in excess of 3" of rain, including 3.65" at Yuma.
Other amounts included 1.50" at Flagstaff, 1.24" at Prescott, 0.68" at Tucson, and 0.56" at Phoenix, AZ.

1918: Susanville recorded 1.37" of precipitation.

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

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