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Short Sleeves, Shorts in February? That’s the Fresno Forecast

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The National Weather Service in Hanford says Fresno could break temperature records this week. (Shutterstock)
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Not only is there nary a drop of rain in sight for the Valley, but the National Weather Service says afternoon temperatures this week will be 10 to 14 degrees above normal.

In fact, it’s possible that Fresno will set record highs for the date in the days ahead.

“High pressure will remain in control of our local weather today through Sunday,” the Hanford office of the NWS said in its Monday morning forecast discussion.

What Are the Odds of a March Miracle?

After a promising start to the water season, the outlook is for continued drought throughout California.

Jan Null, a forecaster with Golden Gate Weather Services, said he doesn’t have a lot of faith in a so-called March Miracle arriving.

“As far a Miracle March, I would say go to church and pray for a miracle,” Null told sfgate.com. “There’s nothing in the forecast at all. The pattern we have now is exactly the pattern in the forecast two weeks from now. That’s a good indicator of what’s going on.”

 

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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