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Record Low Temperatures Bring Snowfall To The Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- Record low temperatures combined with light rain to bring a dusting of snow around the Bay Area Friday night and early Saturday morning, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

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San Jose tied a 114-year-old record when the temperature dropped to 33 degrees overnight, meteorologist Chris Stumpf said. The last time the temperature was that low on a Feb. 26 was in 1897, Stumpf said.

A light dusting of snow was seen at elevations as low as 100 feet in San Jose, he said.

Snow was also spotted in San Francisco early Saturday morning.

A resident near Shields and Arch streets, located about 400 feet above sea level in the city's Merced Heights neighborhood, reported a light dusting of snow, Stumpf said.

San Francisco hit a low of 37 degrees, also tying its record low temperature for Saturday's date. The last time it was that cold was in 1962, he said.

Oakland broke their record temperature for Saturday's date, getting to 35 degrees early this morning, Stumpf said. The previous record was 38 degrees in 1987.

However, Stumpf said the weather service has not received any reports of snow at low elevations in the East Bay.

People in Santa Rosa also reported light snow falling Friday afternoon, he said.

Anyone hoping for more snow to fall will likely be disappointed.

While low temperatures are expected to stay in the Bay Area through the rest of the weekend, the wet weather will be traveling out of the region by the end of the day, according to the weather service.

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