Breakdown: A history of Sacramento heat

07/02/2013 12:00 AM

07/02/2013 8:30 AM

Here is the history of heat in downtown Sacramento since official observations began July 1, 1877.

Hottest day: 114 degrees, July 17, 1925.

Consecutive days over 105 degrees: seven days, August 1990.

Nonconsecutive days over 105 degrees: 10 days, July 1988.

Consecutive days over 100 degrees: 11 days, July 2006.

Hottest summer: 41 days (not consecutive) 100 degrees or higher, 1988.

Notable heat waves: 14 of 16 days over 100 degrees, June 20 through July 5, 1929;

11 of 12 days over 100 degrees, July 21 through Aug. 1, 1980. Notable July months : 17 nonconsecutive days 100 degrees or higher, 2003 and 1988; 16 nonconsecutive days 100 degrees or higher, 1984 and 1931.

Records for the date and this week's forecast:

Today, 108; record: 109 degrees, July 2, 1991.

Wednesday, 111 degrees; record: 112 degrees, July 3, 1991.

Thursday, 107; record: 110 degrees, July 4, 1991.

Source: National Weather Service

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