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5/08/2007

Heat Wave Triggers Record Temperatures

California, USA
May 07, 2007
Santa Ana-like winds baked the San Francisco Bay Area Monday, sending temperatures soaring toward RECORD LEVELS. The weather pattern tied or broke three local records on Sunday. Richmond recorded a high of 87, tying the previous mark set in 1969. Oakland soared to 90 degrees downtown, topping the previous high of 86 set in 1987 and topped 89 degrees at the Oakland International Airport to best the mark of 86 in 1949. Several long-standing records were being threatened early Monday including San Francisco's 93 set in 1879 and Santa Rosa's 91 set in 1916. It was unseasonably warm Monday morning at 2 a.m. when it was already 73 degrees in San Francisco - 21 degrees warmer than at the same time on Sunday.

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