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Record Highs in Bay Area for 10th Straight Day

Feel like nature's thermostat is on the fritz? Wednesday was the 10th day in a row that Bay Area temperatures reached record highs, according to the National Weather Service.

Record Highs in Bay Area for 10th Straight Day
by Charles Burress

The calendar may say winter, but Bay Area thermometer readings this month are more like summer with temperatures Wednesday, reaching record highs for the 10th day in a row, according to the National Weather Service.

The mercury in downtown Oakland reached 75, the highest its ever been on Jan. 22 since records began, the weather agency reported. The previous high for the day was 67, set last year.

Records fell also in Mountain View and Gilroy today, with temperatures reaching 74 in both cities. Mountain View's old record of 72 for Jan. 22 had stood for 46 years. San Jose tied its record for the day at 72.

Downtown Oakland – one of eight reporting stations in the East Bay – also broke its Jan. 21 record on Tuesday, reaching 71, exceeding the old record of 67 set in 2007. On Thursday last week, Oakland downtown set a new record for the entire month of January – 78.

The number of records broken and tied each of the past 10 days has varied. Wednesday last week saw 10 new records in the greater Bay Area. Three new records were set for each the past three days.

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