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Bay Area, California Brace For Weekend Heat Wave

The Bay Area and the entire state of California were preparing Thursday for a scorching weekend that could see temperatures hit triple-digit highs in many areas, even above 5,000 feet in the mountains, as a massive heat wave rolls through the West Coast.


The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Bay Area Heat Wave Continues, First Big Storm Expected Next Week

Temperatures are expected to be above normal in the Bay Area through the rest of the week. But forecasters said the first major storm of the season could hit the region next week.


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Study Finds California Heat Waves Increasing Toward Coast

A new study by climate researchers suggests California heat waves are trending toward being more humid with elevated nighttime temperatures and are becoming stronger in populous coastal areas.


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State’s Ongoing Heat Wave Prompts New Call To Cutback On Energy

With more hot temperatures expected Tuesday, a statewide Flex Alert is in effect, and residents are being urged to cut back on energy use during peak daytime hours, a California Independent System Operator spokeswoman said.



Bay Area Temps Soar As Western States Bake Under Heat Wave

Temperatures are soaring into triple digits across the western United States as a continuing heat wave strained energy supplies and sent thousands to beaches, lakes and shopping malls in search of cooler climes.


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Bay Area Heat Wave To Bring Triple Digit Temperatures

Temperatures were expected to approach 100 degrees in inland parts of the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service.


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Climate Change Report Shows Grim Outlook For California

A new report shows that more wildfires, heat wave and rising seas are expected because of climate change in the state.


The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Sunny Skies Over Bay Area For Longest Day Of The Year

The Bay Area marked the longest day of the year Tuesday with clear skies and warm temperatures.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

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1st Spare The Air Day Called As Heat Wave Continues

The first Spare the Air day of the season has been called for Tuesday throughout the Bay Area.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

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Contra Costa Co. Employers Reminded Of Hot Weather Regulations

The Bay Area’s mini heat wave this week is serving as a good reminder for companies that use outdoor workers that state regulations require more than just passing out bottled water.