Fresno sets new high temperature mark for Jan. 17

The Fresno BeeJanuary 18, 2014 

Fresno is experiencing spring-like temperatures a couple months early and setting January heat records, National Weather Service meteorologist Cindy Bean said Saturday.

A record high for Jan. 17 was set on Friday at 74 degrees — the previous high of 72 was set in 1920 — and the Jan. 18 record high of 70 degrees was tied on Saturday, she said.

The forecast for the rest of the holiday weekend calls for equally balmy temperatures.

Today's high is forecast at 71, two degrees below the record, and Monday is forecast to reach 70, two degrees shy of the record.

"This extremely strong ridge of pressure will be tough to break," Bean said.

The air quality will be unhealthy for all groups today in Fresno and Kings counties and unhealthy for sensitive groups in Tulare and Madera counties.

 

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6279 or jrayburn@fresnobee.com.

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