SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The high heat on Saturday tied an all-time record for the city of Sacramento.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in the city surpassed 110 degrees for the third time this year. That ties the record for the most 110-degree days in a year in Sacramento – which happened in 1925 and again more recently in 1996.READ MORE: Sudden Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy Who Had COVID-19 Leaves Elk Grove Family With Questions
As of 3:15 pm, it has warmed to 110°F in Downtown Sacramento.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) July 10, 2021READ MORE: Folsom Fire Department Ask The City To Declare Local Emergency
The NWS said the temperature in Sacramento rose as high as 111 degrees on Saturday. North of Sacramento, the heat was even more brutal in Redding (114 degrees) and Red Bluff (113 degrees).
As of 3 p.m., Marysville, Fairfield, Vacaville, Stockton, Auburn and Placerville were all also well above 100 degrees.MORE NEWS: Woodland Bar Shuts Down After Maskless, Unvaccinated Customers Infect Staff With COVID-19
The triple-digit temperatures come dead in the center of a brutal heat wave that has roasted the state and forced California power regulators to ask residents to conserve energy to relieve stress on the grid.