SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Bay Area sizzled under temperatures that reached triple digits in much of the region Monday, with a heat advisory in effect until Monday evening.
For the second day in row, record-breaking temperatures hit several areas of California, with many communities seeing temperatures 10 to 25 degrees above normal for this time of the year.
The Bay Area’s intense heat wave prompted regional air quality officials to issue another Spare the Air smog alert for Tuesday. It’s the third consecutive day of smog alerts from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
“This latest heat wave is converting car exhaust from our crowded highways into unhealthy smog,” air district executive officer Jack Broadbent said in a statement. “Unless we reduce the number of cars on roads we will continue to experience unhealthy air when temperatures rise.”
There is no wood-burning ban in place and no free public transportation trips are being offered.
This is the 25th time this season that the air district has issued a Spare the Air alert, tying a record set in 1996, according to air district officials.
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