Bay Area Heat Wave Smashes Old Temperature Records

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Clear skies and westerly winds brought record-breaking heat to two Bay Area locations Sunday, according to official data from the National Weather Service.

The mercury rose to 94 degrees at San Francisco International Airport, breaking the old record for the day of 91 degrees set in 1970.

At Moffett Field near Mountain View the high temperature was 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set in 1978.

San Jose and Oakland tied records for the day of 97 degrees and 94 degrees.

National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Peterson said Monday could be a little warmer in the East Bay and on Tuesday temperatures will drop slightly.

The temperature Tuesday in San Francisco is expected to reach 90 degrees. In Oakland it’s expected to be 92 degrees and in San Jose 97 degrees.

By Wednesday, temperatures will drop significantly.

“There is relief in sight,” Peterson said. “It’s just a couple of days out.”

The temperature Wednesday in San Francisco is forecast to be 66 degrees and in Oakland 70 degrees. The cooler temperatures will last through the weekend, Peterson said.

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