Unusually warm weather nearly breaks record high in SF 

San Francisco was abnormally warm this weekend, but The City did not see any record-breaking temperatures.

A ridge of high pressure coupled with a warm current running of the coast kept Bay Area temperatures elevated throughout the weekend and will continue to do so into the week, National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said.

The City reached 75 degrees Sunday, just shy of its record high of 76 degrees set in 1930. On Saturday, San Francisco saw a high of 73 degrees, falling short of the record high of 78, also set in 1930.

"Everything about this is unusual," Henderson said of the warm weather.

However, the temperature at San Francisco International Airport reached 73 degrees Sunday, breaking the record high of 72 set in 1977 in that area, Henderson said.

Other locations throughout the Bay Area saw record-breaking temperatures as well. Areas in the South Bay and beyond climbed past previous record highs, including Santa Cruz, which saw a high of 82 degrees Saturday. The previous record for Santa Cruz was 81 degrees set in 1943.

"We've had records broken [throughout the Bay Area] for several days in a row. It is very, very unusual," Henderson said.

The warm weather, which is expected to last at least through the next week, follows the driest January on record for San Francisco. No rain fell the entire month.

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