Publication Date February 7, 2016 | SFGate

Record-tying heat for Super Bowl 50

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Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP
Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP

El Niño rains skipped the Super Bowl. A wintertime heat wave took their place.

The National Weather Service’s closest gauge to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, a station about five miles south at Mineta San Jose International Airport, recorded a high of 76 degrees Sunday, tying the record for the date set in 1963. The agency’s station in Mountain View, about six miles to the west, logged a high of 72, one degree shy of the record.