National Weather Service: 2012 Sacramento weather factsLoading
  • Sacramento weather Tuesday was sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Hot enough for Albert Vargas to put out a kiddie pool out in the front lawn off his home in Beverly Street and fill it with water for his two-year-old son Antonio Vargas to cool off.
    Days of sun

    2012
    320

    2011
    332 (Sacramento Executive Airport)
    Manny Crisostomo | The Sacramento Bee
  • Rain hits Sacramento
    Days of rain

    2012
    61

    2011
    56
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • Fog blankets Sacramento and Davis
    Days of fog

    2012
    32

    2011
    39 (Sacramento Executive Airport)
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • Temperatures cracked 100 on the first day of summer.
    Warmest day

    2012
    August 13th, 107 degrees

    2011
    (Four times) June 21st, July 3rd, 5th, September 9th, 102 degrees
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • Clogged storm drains create mess on Hurley Way
    Wettest day

    2012
    December 2nd, 1.38 inches

    2011
    March 13th, 1.17 inches
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • Fog
    Coldest day

    2012
    28 degrees, January 17th

    2011
    25 degrees, December 23rd, 24th
    Tim Reese | treese@sacbee.com
  • This is a story that shows how heat affects us:
    Warmest month

    2012
    August, 96.3 degrees (average high)

    2011
    August, 93.3 degrees (average high)
    Manny Crisostomo | The Sacramento Bee
  • Wettest month

    2012
    December, 6.46 inches

    2011
    March, 6.95 inches
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Persistent and at times heavy rain continue to drench Sacramento
    Highest wind gusts

    2012
    44 mph, March 6th

    2011
    48 mph, March 19th, 20th
    Manny Crisostomo | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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    Days over 100 degrees

    2012
    20

    2011
    10
    PAUL KITAGAKI JR. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Another cold morning in Sacramento
    Days 32 degrees or colder

    2012
    3

    2011
    9
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Heating degree days

    2012
    2,451

    2011
    2,768 (Sacramento Executive Airport)
    MANNY CRISOSTOMO | mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
  • HEAT WAVE
    Cooling degree days

    2012
    1,221

    2011
    1,153 (Sacramento Executive Airport)
    LEZLIE STERLING | AP
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    Lowest stage at I Street

    2012
    2.41 feet

    2011
    3.17 feet
    HECTOR AMEZCUA | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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    Highest stage at I Street

    2012
    21.29 feet

    2011
    15. 1 feet
    Bryan Patrick | Bryan Patrick
  • Another 100-degree day hits Sacramento
    Longest heat wave of 100 degrees or higher

    2012
    6 days (Aug 8th-13th)

    2011
    3 days twice (Sep 21st-23rd, Jul 3rd-5th)
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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