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Super hot! Sacramento sets record temperature during game

Downtown Sacramento set a record temperature on Sunday afternoon that was over 70 degrees warmer than in Minneapolis, where the Super Bowl was being played.

The high downtown hit 74 degrees at 4 p.m., about a half-hour after kickoff. At the same time in Minneapolis, it was 1 or 2 degrees above zero.

The old record for Feb. 4 in downtown Sacramento was 72 degrees, set in 2001, said Cory Mueller, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The average high for the date is 58 degrees, he said.

“We have a strong ridge of high pressure overhead,” Mueller said. “It’s allowing for some warm temperatures that will last through much of the week.”

The high pressure was keeping storm systems to the north and east, he said.

Here’s the seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Tonight

Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday

Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 69. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 68. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night

Clear, with a low around 47.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 71.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

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