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Heat Records Fall Again in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria

Yes, it was hot in Santa Barbara County on Saturday.

Record hot — for the second straight day.

Santa Barbara and Santa Maria joined numerous cities in Southern California in setting new high-temperature marks for the date, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service.

A sweltering high of 95 degrees was recorded at the Santa Maria Public Airport on Saturday afternoon, smashing the previous mark of 88 degrees for March 14 set in 1951.

The thermometer topped out at 88 degrees at the Santa Barbara Airport, besting the previous record of 84, also set in 1951.

Both cities also set high-temperature records Friday.

Forecasters were calling for one more day of potentially record-setting heat on Sunday, before things begin to cool off next week.

Sunday’s predicted highs are 88 in Santa Barbara and 87 in Santa Maria.

» Click here for the complete National Weather Service forecast.

» Click here for the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services. Click here to sign up for the OES’ messaging service. Connect with the OES on Facebook.

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