MyDesert Tonight: Records and recordings in the news

July 11th, 2013 | by Brian Indrelunas | Comments

Palm trees are reflected inverted in raindrops collected on a windshield Thursday in Palm Desert. (Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun)

Raindrops reflect palm trees Thursday in Palm Desert. (Crystal Chatham, The Desert Sun)

RECORD RAINFALL, TECHNICALLY: By definition, a trace isn’t much. But on July 11 in Palm Springs, it’s enough to tie the day’s rainfall record. Thermal, meanwhile, bested its previous record for the day (also a trace) as it logged one-hundredth of an inch of rain by Thursday afternoon.

Thirsty for more weather info? MyDesert has a look at what’s ahead and a recent story on the monsoon that’s bringing in the clouds and rain.

RECORDINGS RELEASED: We can now hear 911 calls from Asiana Flight 214 passengers and a call for a medical helicopter indicating Arizona officials thought some of the firefighters killed in a wildfire may have survived.

RECORD OF SALE: Goldenvoice’s land buy near the Coachella and Stagecoach festival sites has cleared escrow.

Tim Blixseth is seen in a 2007 file photo. (Omar Ornelas, The Desert Sun)

“That (tax) bill is not due. It’s never been due.” — Tim Blixseth, photographed in 2007. (Omar Ornelas, The Desert Sun)

NAMES IN THE NEWS: Former Rancho Mirage billionaire Tim Blixseth spoke out about his latest legal move, and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized Thursday amid harassment accusations, saying, “I need help.”

COMING UP: Find a look at newly released research into earthquakes around the Salton Sea later Thursday on MyDesert.

WHERE I’LL BE: I’m rather tuckered, but if I do leave home Thursday night, my most likely destination will be VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs.

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