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    John Hansen, 13, of Loomis takes advantage of the sunny weather to ride his skate board on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento.

Another record: Temperature hits 68 degrees at Sacramento Executive Airport

Published: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 - 9:50 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Another day, another record.

In sharp contrast to brutally cold, snow-blasted conditions on the East Coast, Sacramentans are bathing in the sun.

At Sacramento Executive Airport, Saturday’s high of 68 degrees broke the old record of 66 set in 2012.

It was third consecutive day that a new high temperature mark was set in the capital.

Elsewhere, Red Bluff saw a new record of 69 degrees, breaking the previous mark of 68 set in 1981. Jim Mathews with the National Weather Service in Sacramento said Stockton tied a two-year-old record with a high of 64 degrees.

A high pressure system on the West Coast is causing the unusually warm weather, and profoundly impacting area reservoirs. Sacramento has received only 1.75 inches of rain for the water year, which began July 1.

That’s 22 percent of normal, according to NWS officials.

The Sunday forecast again calls for high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s for the Sacramento area. Matthews noted that setting any more records will depend on the strength and timing of north northwest winds that could reach double-digit speeds during the day.

On the horizon, forecasters are calling for a slight chance of showers on Tuesday.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.



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