Record high temperatures grip the Central Valley

Record high temperatures scorched the Central Valley on Monday. Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton broke record highs.

Downtown Stockton reached 106 degrees, breaking the record of 103 degrees set in 1973.

The calendar may not officially say it but the dog days of summer are already in full effect. People are doing what they can to beat the heat. Jodi Kahn of Stockton got her three kids out of the house and took them to a movie inside an air-conditioned theater. Once the movie was over, the burning reality set in.

"It's extremely hot. I feel like I'm baking," her daughter, Shahera Kahn, said.

About anywhere you look, people had a drink in their hands or at least a cold treat. "We came out here, got some ice cream and we're just chilling downtown," Maria Tovar of Stockton said.

Rex Aberle of Lodi brought his son to the ballpark to watch the Stockton Ports take on the High Desert Mavericks. They lucked out with their seats.

"The shade, it's not bad. It's kind of nice out," Aberle said.

It was not a good night to be watching the game with the sun in your face. "For us, it's the hottest," Amanda Bacher of Stockton said. "Usually, it's pretty cool and comfortable. It's a little warm right now."

Despite the heat, people found ways to keep cool by staying hydrated.


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