On This Date In California Weather History (August 23)

Kim Noyes
 

2013: The Windy Peak wildfire was in Sequoia-Kings Canyon NP and the ignition was 8/23/13 and the cause was from lightning strikes. 
The location was 14 Miles North of Cedar Grove (Fresno County). 
The size was 681 acres and containment was finally reached on 10/20/13. The cost to containment was $80,000.

2013: Heavy thunderstorms on the San Jacinto Mountains.
Debris and water came down from the Mountain Fire burn into Palm Springs.

2013: The Fish widlfire was in the Sequoia NF and the ignition date was 8/23/13. 
The cause was lightning and the location was 25 Miles Northeast of Springville (Tulare County).
The size was 2060 acres and containment was reached on 9/5/13. 
The cost to containment was $4.52 Million.

1995: Thunderstorms with winds estimated at 75 mph dropped up to 1.50" of rain in 10 minutes.
A man's body is found pinned against a tree on the bank of a wash channel near Tioga Way in the Las Vegas Hilton Country Club golf course.
A witness says the man had been sleeping under a bridge at Koval Lane before the deluge swept him away. 

1988: A strong thunderstorm (a rare event for summer) rolled through Orange County, knocking out power to 40,000 people.

1967: Numerous thunderstorms hit southwest San Bernardino County.
Flash floods swept through Yucaipa, Redlands, Wrightwood, Lucerne Valley and Adelanto.
In Yucaipa huge chunks of pavement were washed into homes, causing damage.

1961: Flooding resulting from a thunderstorm covered roads with water and mud, trapping passengers in at least 20 cars in the Mojave area.
Railroad tracks were blocked with debris for up to 18 hours.

1961: Thunderstorms hit Angelus Oaks and Forest Home (now Forest Falls), and across the high desert including Victorville and Lucerne Valley.
Roads were closed because of water and mud, up to five feet deep at the “Y” between Forest Home and Camp Angelus.
One family was trapped in mud attempting to drive through it.
Homes around Bell Mountain northeast of Victorville were smothered in mud.
Water rose to 12 feet deep in this area.

1955: Heavy thunderstorms hit the San Bernardino Mountains and deserts.
Highways 66 and 91 were blocked by “wide rivers” of flash flood waters.
Rocks and mud covered roadways west of Barstow and in Forest Home (Forest Falls).

1931: King City had a high temperature of 113° F.

1931: The high temperature at Reno, NV was 98° F.

1856: A M7.8 earthquake in Japan caused rises in the San Diego Bay 12 feet over the high water mark.

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

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