It’s the first time the reverse 911 system has been activated due to the hot weather.
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.
Hot and dry conditions are now expected to continue through Thursday in the San Francisco Bay Area, where an excessive heat warning remains in effect through Tuesday night.
A special statement from the National Weather Service indicated the Bay Area will experience hot temperatures until at least 7 p.m. Tuesday, and maybe longer.
There will be few places within the Bay Area to escape the heat this weekend, with temperatures on the rise even along the coast.
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 weather is heating up in the Bay Area this Earth Day, and decades-old high-temperature records could be shattered Monday, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
State workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a farm supervisor who died after passing out on a Salinas Valley farm.
Hot and dry weather was forecast for much of the San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Bay area through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.