Summer Departs With Sweltering Temperatures; Smoky Skies Draped Over East BayTemperatures will soar into the 90s on Tuesday as off-shore winds buffet the San Francisco Bay Area, pulling a plume of smoky, unhealthy air over the East Bay from the fires threatening the state's famed Sequoia groves in Tulare County.
Weather Service Forecasts Triple-Digit Temps for Holiday WeekendThe National Weather Service is forecasting warming temperatures in the Bay Area through the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, with triple-digit temperatures likely in some inland locations on Sunday and Monday.
Lake Tahoe Reports 9th Record High Temperature Since Mid-JuneThe temperature reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) Thursday in South Lake Tahoe, California, which sits at an elevation of 6,237 feet (1,901 meters) on the Nevada line.
Flex Alert Issued For Wednesday Calls For Voluntary Electricity ConservationThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) is asking residents to conserve electricity from 4 p.m to 9 p.m., to reduce the strain on the state's power grid.
Latest Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO Goes Into Effect; Energy Conservation EncouragedA statewide Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) went into effect Monday afternoon as officials called for energy conservation.
Heat Wave: East Bay Residents Try To Beat The Triple Digit TemperaturesPools and water parks across the San Francisco Bay Area were in high demand Saturday due to the scorching heat.
New Newsom Order Allows Emergency Use of Ship Engines to Boost Power During Heat WaveGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Saturday that will allow emergency use of auxiliary ship engines to relieve pressure on California's electric grid.
Road Construction Crews Brave Brutal Heat to Finish Highway 242 Repaving in ConcordA section of Highway 242 in Concord is being shut down for repaving but, with temperatures reaching triple digits, the concerns are not just for the workers but for the roadway itself.
Temperatures To Soar Over 105 Degrees East Of Caldecott TunnelNothing magnifies the San Francisco Bay Area's microclimates more than a heat wave stalled over the East Bay. While the four Caldecott Tunnel bores on Highway 24 only stretch a little more than 3,700 feet, temperatures can jump 15-20 degrees when you exit the eastern end.
Heat Wave: Cal ISO Extends Flex Alert Into Saturday; Conservation EncouragedA statewide Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has been extended into Saturday, with officials calling for conservation as extreme heat raises demands on the state’s power grid.
Sweltering Tri-Valley Temps Send Locals Looking for ReliefIn Livermore Friday, the thermometer hit 106 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as people stepped outside, it was clear they needed a place to cool off.
Heat Wave: Brentwood Wilts Under Withering TemperaturesOn the edge of the Delta, Brentwood is getting scorched in this weekend's heatwave. Residents there say the feeling is a familiar one.
Drought-Plagued Western U.S. Stuck in Vicious Climate Feedback LoopMore than 30 million people are under heat warnings and advisories with more than 93 percent of the West in drought this week. Scientists say heat and drought are inextricably linked in a vicious feedback loop that climate change makes even harder to break.
Portions Of Plumas National Forest Closed As Beckwourth Complex Fire Burns, Heat ReturnsFlames threatening campgrounds and cabins prompted evacuations and closed off a swath of Northern California forest as the state prepared for another weekend of dry, scorching weather and the continuing threat of wildfires.
Bay Area Cooling Centers Offer Relief From Heat WaveAs temperatures soar for inland parts of the Bay Area this week, residents can seek relief at cooling centers set up in some counties in the region.