Local Records Set/Tied Today – 9/15/15

Quite a few records set today around Southern California for temperatures and rainfall :

 RECORD EVENT REPORT...FINAL
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
 805 PM PDT TUE SEP 15 2015 
 
 
 ...LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON SEP 15 2015 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 BIG BEAR                 58             64 IN 2006              1960
 IDYLLWILD                62             65 IN 1982              1943
 PALOMAR MOUNTAIN         61    TIED     61 IN 1991              1901
 PALM SPRINGS             87             90 IN 1982              1893
 INDIO                    87             88 IN 1978              1894
 BORREGO                  88             90 IN 2006              1942
 
 
 ...HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON SEP 15 2015 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 NEWPORT BEACH            72    TIED     72 IN 2014              1921
 OCEANSIDE HARBOR         73             70 IN 2014              1909
 VISTA                    70    TIED     70 IN 1997              1957
 CHULA VISTA              74    TIED     74 IN 1997              1918
 EL CAJON                 73    TIED     73 IN 2014              1979
 CAMPO                    64    TIED     64 IN 1997              1948
 
 
 ...DAILY PRECIP RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON SEP 15 2015 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 SANTA ANA               0.97         0.05 IN 1982              1906
 NEWPORT BEACH           1.03         0.04 IN 1997              1921
 OCEANSIDE HARBOR        1.07         0.20 IN 1997              1909
 VISTA                   1.15         0.12 IN 1997              1957
 CHULA VISTA             0.10         0.05 IN 1934              1918
 ELSINORE                0.78         0.32 IN 1997              1897
 ESCONDIDO               0.75         0.15 IN 1997              1893
 ALPINE                  0.67         0.05 IN 1997              1951
 EL CAJON                0.26         0.00 IN 2014              1979
 BIG BEAR                1.27         0.26 IN 1997              1960
 IDYLLWILD               1.20         0.31 IN 1997              1943
 PALOMAR MOUNTAIN        1.25         0.52 IN 1997              1901
 CAMPO                   0.13          0.0 IN 1969              1948
 BORREGO                 0.15          0.0 IN 1997              1942

source: NWS San Diego

Weather History: September 10th

1977: Heavy rains in Little San Bernardino Mountains (Joshua Tree NP) produced a rainfall of nearly five inches in one hour above the Thousand Palms Wash. Flash floods down Thousand Palms Wash caused extensive damage to Thousand Palms area, nearly destroying the oasis in the valley. The California Aqueduct that runs just north of the preserve was clogged with debris, resulting in the flood of nearly a billion gallons of water through this area.

1976: Record rains that started on 9/9 ended on 9/12 came from Tropical Storm Kathleen (called a 160+ year event by meteorologists). 14.76 inches fell on south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 10.13 inches at Mt. Laguna, eight inches at Mt. San Jacinto, four+ inches in the Little San Bernardino Mountains, and 1.8 to 2.8 inches in the Coachella Valley. Deep Canyon (above La Quinta) recorded 2.96 inches in three hours on this day. Rainfall in the Santa Rosa Mountains above the Coachella Valley was called the “heaviest in recorded history.” Six were buried and killed in sand in Ocotillo. Floods of record were attained at numerous streams around the Coachella Valley. 1.41 inches of rain fell in Santa Ana on this day, the only occurrence of precipitation for this day on record. 2.76 inches fell in Palm Springs and 2.34 inches fell in Big Bear Lake, each the greatest daily amount on record for September. On this day 2.8 inches fell in three hours in Borrego Valley and 1.74 inches fell this day in LA, a daily record. This occurred during the El Niño of 1976-77. Hurricane Kathleen also brought the southwest the highest sustained winds ever associated with an eastern Pacific tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 57 mph at Yuma on this day. The Padres’ home game against the Houston Astros was rained out at (then) San Diego Stadium. This is the only rainout to have occurred during September in Padres history (since 1969).

source: NWS San Diego

Weather History: September 9th

1976: Record rains that started on this day and ended on 9/12 came from Tropical Storm Kathleen (called a 160+ year event by meteorologists). 14.76 inches fell on south slopes of Mt. San Gorgonio, 10.13 inches at Mt. Laguna, eight inches at Mt. San Jacinto, Four plus inches in the Little San Bernardino Mountains, and 1.8 to 2.8 inches in the Coachella Valley. Deep Canyon (above La Quinta) recorded 2.96 inches in three hours on 9/10. Rainfall in the Santa Rosa Mountains above the Coachella Valley was called the “heaviest in recorded history.” Six were buried and killed in sand in Ocotillo. Floods of record were attained at numerous streams around the Coachella Valley. This occurred during the El Niño of 1976-77. Hurricane Kathleen also brought the southwest the highest sustained winds ever associated with an eastern Pacific tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 57 mph at Yuma on 9/10.

source: NWS San Deigo

Weather History: September 8th

2014: Weakening Hurricane Norbert brought moisture to produce thunderstorms mainly in Riverside and San Diego Counties. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches fell over the city of Riverside, San Bernardino and Hemet, while the mountains in that county saw up to 0.60” near Sky Valley. Early morning thunderstorms on this day drenched parts of the Coachella Valley which received a third inch up to just over three inches near the lower foothills in Thousand Palms and La Quinta. Widespread flash flooding, most notably in the Coachella Valley, occurred on this day. Mud and water closed roads and stranded vehicles in La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Thousand Palms. Homes in La Quinta were surrounded by water. Moving water was three feet deep on roads and four to five feet of standing water submerged vehicles. Mud was several feet deep on Varner Road.

 

source: NWS San Deigo

Weather History: August 31st

1967: Hurricane Katrina crossed the southern tip of Baja California, then traversed almost the entire length of the Gulf of California before making landfall again and rapidly weakening. More than two inches of rain fell on 8/30 and on this day. Two inches fell at La Quinta and the city was cut off for several hours. 150 homes were damaged by floods in Palm Desert and Indian Wells. Numerous roads were washed out in the Coachella Valley.

source: NWS, San Diego

Weather History: August 30th

2012: Thunderstorms erupted in the mountains above Cathedral City. Major flash flooding in Cathedral City included 1 to 2 feet of rapidly moving water, closing several roads. Water forced mud and debris into several businesses in town, causing significant damage.

1957: It was 52° in Palm Springs, the lowest temperature on record for August. This also occurred on 8/27/1954.

source: NWS, San Diego

Local Records Set/Tied Today – 8/16/15

RECORD EVENT REPORT...FINAL
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
 520 PM PDT SUN AUG 16 2015 
 
 ...HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON AUG 16 2015 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 RAMONA                  103             99 IN 2012              1974
 RIVERSIDE               107            106 IN 1992              1893
 PALM SPRINGS            115    TIED    115 IN 1994              1893
 THERMAL                 114    TIED    114 IN 1992              1950
 SANTA ANA                97             96 IN 2000              1906
 ESCONDIDO               102            101 IN 1992              1893
 ALPINE                  102            101 IN 1992              1951
 EL CAJON                102            100 IN 1992              1979
 CAMPO                   107            106 IN 1962              1948
 
 
 ...HIGHEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON AUG 16 2015 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 EL CAJON                 71    TIED     71 IN 2012              1979
 BIG BEAR                 55    TIED     55 IN 2010              1960
 PALM SPRINGS             88             85 IN 2012              1893
 THERMAL                  86             85 IN 2013              1950
 INDIO                    92             90 IN 2007              1894

Source: National Weather Service, San Diego