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July 2, 2013

Breakdown: A history of Sacramento heat

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

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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