6th Straight Day of Record Temperatures on Sunday

Is it really mid-winter? Sunday was the sixth day in a row that saw temperatures reach record highs for the day in the greater Bay Area.

Photo credit: cohdra, Morguefile.com
Photo credit: cohdra, Morguefile.com
The current warm spell in the greater Bay Area continued to be off the charts with the mercury reaching record highs again today, Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

At 2:14 p.m., the weather agency described the day as "another sunny and unseasonably warm January afternoon."

"No significant changes are in store through at least midweek," the agency said. "Right now, readings in the Bay Area are well into the 60s with some lower 70s."

Oakland – one of eight reporting stations in the East Bay – reached a high of 72 today, but unlike the previous five days, no temperature record was broken in that city. On Thursday, downtown Oakland hit 78 degrees, setting a new record high not just for that day, Jan. 16, but for entire month of January.

Wednesday was the biggest record-breaker of the past week with 10 locations breaking old records for Jan. 15. 

Today was slightly cooler overall than the previous five days, with only one new record set – 79 in Gilroy, up from 77 set in 1994 – and one tied record, 79 at the Salinas airport.

Saturday saw four records fall and one tied, including a new Jan. 18 high mark of 73 at the Oakland Museum, breaking the previous record of 71 set 43 years ago in 1971.

Here is the full table of records for Saturday:

LOCATION                      TODAY  OLD RECORD  YEAR
KENTFIELD............................  70        68          1998
RICHMOND............................  71        70          1995
OAKLAND MUSEUM................  73        71          1971
OAKLAND AIRPORT.................. 67        66          1958
MOUNTAIN VIEW (MOFFETT)... 71*      71          1981
   * TIED 

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