In most years, the winds also help push ocean surface waters, churning up cold water from down below. That process, called upwelling, did not happen as much over the winter.
So hold onto your hat and/or use an extra pump of hairspray. It’s going to be a windy Tuesday.
The span can move up or down by as much as 16 feet depending on the weather.
The National Climate Data Center (NCDC) released end-of-year weather information for the U.S. Thursday, and it confirms that 2014 was California’s warmest calendar year on record.
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In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.
A hint of fog along the coastline in the early morning is expected to burn off, leading to higher than normal temperatures in many places. San Francisco is expected to reach 81. A high of 88 is projected for Oakland.
High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.
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.