Monday's hot weather sets a record in Sacramento

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013 - 7:51 am

A record high temperature for April 29 was recorded Monday at Sacramento Executive Airport, where the mercury topped out at 93 degrees.

The previous record for the date was 91 degrees in 1968, said Johnny Powell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The high for downtown Sacramento was 92 degrees, but that was four degrees below the record of 96 degrees, Powell said.

Temperatures in the Sacramento area are expected to drop into the 80s today as winds return to the Valley and the eastern Sierra.

A wind advisory will be in effect from 8 a.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday in the Sacramento Valley. North winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts of up to 45 mph are forecast. They are expected to be strongest along the west side of the Sacramento Valley and over the ridgetops of southern Lake County. A high of 84 degrees is forecast for Sacramento today, with a low tonight around 56 degrees.

A lake wind advisory for the Lake Tahoe area has been issued for 8 p.m. today to 11 a.m. Wednesday, with a forecast for winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts of up to 35 mph. Officials say small boats should remain off the lake until conditions improve.

High temperatures in the low 60s are forecast in the Truckee and South Lake Tahoe areas today, with lows tonight around 30 degrees.

Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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