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Summer heat wave scorches North Bay, with hottest days Wednesday and Thursday

A couple, above, stays cool in the shade, while they chat Wednesday beside Lake Ralphine. At right, Rincon Valley Middle School classmates Jackson Hunt, from left, Jake Spector and Cooper Buckles enjoy cold drinks and snacks at Ozzie’s Grill after completing their first day back to school. Santa Rosa set a record for Aug. 14 when the temperature hit 101, eclipsing the 100-degree reading for that date in 1967,?according to the National Weather Service. Relief is predicted with cooler air by Friday.

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