The high temperature in Modesto on Friday, as recorded by the Modesto Irrigation District, fell only 4 degrees short of the record high.
The MID, a weather station for the National Weather Service, has recorded high and low temperatures since 1939. The record high for March 1 was 77 degrees, in 1994. Friday afternoons high was 74. The weather data is collected at the MID office in downtown Modesto and at Modesto Reservoir.
The forecast today for Modesto is partly cloudy, with a high of 74.