Downtown Sacramento on Monday broke its record for the number of consecutive days that temperatures topped out at 90 degrees or higher.
A high of 90 degrees was reached shortly before 3 p.m., marking a 41-day streak, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 40 consecutive days, set in 1992.
The last time downtown Sacramento saw a high of less than 90 degrees was June 27. The 40-day streak in 1992 ran from July 13 through Aug. 21.
“We’ve just been under a ridge of high pressure for a lot of the summer,” said Cory Mueller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. That has created the extended period of warm weather, he noted.