In one of the weirdest winter weather patterns in recent memory, New Year’s brought 20 degree lows to the inland Bay Area, followed by highs in the 80s Tuesday in Santa Cruz.
Temperatures are soaring into the upper 80s today, and mid 90s by Wednesday as high pressure keeps cool sea air away from the Bay Area, until next week when another chance at rain returns.
After snow flurries on April Fool’s Day, the temperature will soar into the 80s within the week.
New climate data tracks the depth of the Polar Vortex that plunged the eastern and central U.S. into bitter cold, and the balmy Bay Area conditions.
Bay Area residents soaked up another day of sweltering temperatures Monday as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District declared another Spare the Air Day.
Thousands of BART passengers were left delayed and sweating, as the heat lead to train delays and malfunctions Tuesday, and the agency is using the opportunity to call for money to make improvements.