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Record-Breaking Temps Expected in Fresno, Madera, Hanford



Fresno's expected high of 103 degrees on Wednesday would set a record for May 25, according to NWS records. (Shutterstock)
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Get ready for a wild ride on the Valley’s heat roller-coaster Wednesday through the Memorial Day weekend.

The forecast from the National Weather Service in Hanford calls for record-breaking temperatures for the date in Fresno (103 degrees), Hanford (104), and Madera (103) on Wednesday.

Thursday is also expected to bring afternoon highs of about 100 degrees followed by a cooldown starting Friday. Memorial Day weekend temperatures are expected to be perfect for cook-outs and family get-togethers, ranging from the mid-to-high 80s.

Beginning next Tuesday (May 31), afternoon highs will return to the low 90s, weather officials said.

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(Twitter/NWS Hanford)


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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