10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in SacramentoLocal Reviews
These are the ten all-time hottest weather temperature days recorded in the capital city of Sacramento, California. The temperature data for Sacramento dates back to 1941. As anybody who lives in the city, or who has visited here knows, Sacramento can get pretty hot at times, above and beyond politics.
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Sacramento, California is 115 degrees, which occurred on June 15, 1961. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the state of California is 134 degrees, which occurred on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley.
One hundred degree weather days are not at all uncommon in Sacramento. The earliest date that a 100 degree weather day occurred in the city in any year dating back to 1941 is May 7th. That latest date that a 100 degree temperature day occurred in any year is October 10th.
Every date in the months of June, July and August in Sacramento dating back to 1941 have had at least one 100 degree day in a year. The only date in September which has never had a 100 degree day is the 20th, which has only had a 99 degree day. Every date from May 24th through September 19th have had at least one 100 degree day in Sacramento.
10 All-Time Hottest Weather Temperature Days in Sacramento
1. June 15, 1961 - 115 degrees
T-2. July 14, 1972 - 114 degrees
T-2. July 13, 1972 - 114 degrees
T-4. July 11, 1961 - 113 degrees
T-4. June 14, 1961 - 113 degrees
T-6. July 3, 1991 - 112 degrees
T-6. July 18, 1988 - 112 degrees
T-6. July 26, 1975 - 112 degrees
T-6. July 25, 1975 - 112 degrees
T-6. July 10, 1961 - 112 degrees
As the data above shows, the hottest month of the year in Sacramento is July, which has an average daily temperature of 75.5 degrees, followed by August with an average daily temperature of 74.9 degrees. The next hottest months are June and September which both average at 71.7 degrees.
Eight of the all-time hottest weather temperature dates in the capital city of Sacramento occurred in July. The other two dates were in June. It's surprising that no dates from August are yet on the list, but the data does only go back to 1941.
Hottest July Ever
July 2017 was the hottest summer ever in the history of Sacramento, California. Every day in July 2017 hit 90 degrees or higher, this has never happened before. This type of record for downtown Sacramento goes back to the 1870s.
By July 31, 2017, Sacramento has had 20 days of 100 degrees or higher. In 2017, San Francisco to the west had their hottest temperature, hitting 106 degrees, the hottest ever since records have been kept for the past 150 years.
In 2017, California had its hottest summer ever. This happened because of a strong high pressure ridge over the western United States. Interestingly, this same high pressure ridge is what caused Hurricane Harvey to stall over the Houston, Texas area that caused the unprecedented rainfall and terrible flooding over Houston and southeast Texas.
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