The Bay Area saw record high temperatures in several places Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown San Francisco saw temperatures reach 88 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 87 degrees set in 1922.
Flames engulfed suburban homes and shot up along canyon ridges in one of the worst of several blazes that broke out Wednesday in Southern California during a second day of a sweltering heat wave, taxing fire crews who fear the scattered fires mark only the beginning of a long wildfire season.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of the San Francisco Bay Area for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday will be the final day of our mini heat wave, with clouds and even the chance of rain in the North Bay moving in over the next several days.
After parts of the Bay Area experienced their warmest day in almost six months, expect the warming trend to peak on Tuesday before conditions return to springtime averages.
I live in the southwestern section of San Francisco and last week, there was a heat wave—well sort of. Last Tuesday, temperatures reached 109 degrees in some areas around the bay while The City’s Ocean Beach reached a cool 69 degrees.
A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities said Wednesday.
It’s the first time the reverse 911 system has been activated due to the hot weather.
As the hot weather continues in the Bay Area, a number of cities have opened up cooling centers where people can beat the heat.
What makes this current heat wave so uncommon, is the duration. Monday was the fifth-consecutive triple-digit temperature day in the inland Bay Area, away from the water, KPIX 5 chief meteorologist Paul Deanno observed.