Category Archives: southern California

Large range of temperature across the West, 4 Jan 2012

On 4 Jan 2012 the temperature ranged from a scorching 91 F at San Gabriel CA (latitude 34 N) to -55 F at McGrath AK (latitude 63 N), a difference of 146 degrees F across 29 degrees of latitude, or … Continue reading

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Temperature reaches 90 F in southern California, 4 Jan 2012

El Cajon with 90, Camarillo with 90, Fullerton with 90, and San Gabriel with 91 were the 4 readings in southern California which reached 90 F on 4 January 2012.  To put these into perspective, the record highs for January … Continue reading

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Rare June Snowfall in the southern Sierra Nevada

The same storm that brought record breaking June rainfall to the central coast of California has today (6 June 2011) produced significant snowfall across the southern Sierras. From NWS Hanford CA: ****************************************************************** A RARE JUNE SNOWFALL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA … Continue reading

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Record low June temperature at Thermal CA – 5 June 2011

Thermal CA, 30 miles SE of Palm Springs, set a new record low temperature for June this morning (5 June 2011) with 50 F.  Records at Thermal extend back to 1950.  The old record was 51 F set in June … Continue reading

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Bishop California reports 25 F on 2 June 2011

Bishop CA yesterday (2 June 2011) morning reported 25 F, the coldest June temperature on record (back to 1948).  The previous latest date to drop down to 25 was just last year when 25 F was reported on 22 May … Continue reading

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Both hot and cold in southern California today

It was an unusual day in the San Diego WFO forecast area as both high temperature records along the coast and low temperature records inland were set on the same day. This situation developed as high pressure pushed into the … Continue reading

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The end of the California Drought

Remember the headlines from two years ago like this one in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/drought/2009-01-30-california-drought_N.htm Dire warnings were issued two years ago in January 2009 with the California Department of Water Resources director declaring: “We may be at the START of … Continue reading

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