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.
North Bay Crews, Residents Prepare for Extremely Dangerous Wildfire SeasonFire departments throughout the Bay Area report an increase in fire activity but, so far this season, we haven’t seen a wildfire explode out of control. Still, as temperatures again soar, so does the risk.
Heat Wave In Santa Cruz Mountains Puts Fire Crews On High AlertResidents along with fire crews in the Santa Cruz Mountains are bracing for hot temperatures and high fire danger, as a heat wave is expected to scorch much of Northern California this weekend.
Bay Area Warmup Begins Ahead Of Excessive Heat WarningThe National Weather Service forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday calls for clear skies and much warmer temperatures in most areas as a five-day heat wave begins for much of inland California.
Bay Area Escapes Heat Dome Searing Pacific Northwest, For NowThe intense heat gripping the Pacific Northwest was originally intended for the Bay Area.