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Thanksgiving Cold Snap Breaks Records Across Bay Area

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Bay Area residents are hoping for a warmer weekend after a Thanksgiving cold snap broke or tied cold-temperature records — some more than a century old — up and down the state.

The National Weather Service reports that San Francisco’s low of 42 degrees on Thursday tied a record set back in 1892. Across the bay in Oakland, 36-degree daytime temperatures shattered the old record of 42.

The mercury in Los Angeles dropped to 42, tying a 1946 record.

Stockton saw a record low temperature of 27 degrees Thursday morning, while Sacramento tied a record low of 30.

Subfreezing temperatures in California’s Central Valley citrus growing region threatened to damage the billion-dollar crop. But growers working through the night used warm water and wind machines to keep the cold at bay.

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