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Sacramento had warm temperatures but no new record

The beach is crowded with people cooling off in the warm weather at Discovery Park on Sunday in Sacramento.
The beach is crowded with people cooling off in the warm weather at Discovery Park on Sunday in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

It may have been unusually warm in Sacramento on Sunday, but the temperature failed to break the record when a light Delta breeze trickled into the region in late afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday’s high hit 85 at Executive Airport and 87 in downtown Sacramento – short of the 91-degree mark set on this day in 1939. Back then, Sacramento experienced back-to-back April days where temperatures reached 91. “It didn’t even come close,” forecaster Johnnie Powell said of Sunday’s high temperature. The highest temperature recorded in Sacramento for April was 98, set in 2004 – April 26 to be precise. No 100-degree days have been logged for this spring month. “I always like to say that in California, after Groundhog Day, if it isn’t raining – it’s pretty nice around here,” Powell said.

Marjie Lundstrom

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