Heat Wave May Spark Flare-Ups As Firefighters Advance Progress On NorCal Wildfire ComplexesAs firefighters approach full containment on the lightning-caused fires burning for more than two weeks in Northern California, they are also bracing for possible flare-ups because of an approaching heat wave this weekend.
Temperatures To Soar Over Labor Day Weekend; Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat WatchA high pressure stalled over Nevada Thursday, triggering the threat of soaring weekend temperatures in the wildfire-ravaged areas of the South Bay over the Labor Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
California ISO Says Large-Scale Power Outages Unlikely Wednesdayhe California Independent System Operator announced it does not expect large-scale power outages Wednesday, provided that residents across the state conserve energy during peak hours the way they did the previous three days.
Newsom: State Will 'Meet The Moment' In Face Of Wildfire, Energy ChallengesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he was focusing every resource on battling dozens of raging wildfires and thanked residents for conserving electricity during the recent energy crisis spurred by the ongoing heat wave.
Cal ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Amid Heat Wave; No Rolling Blackouts TuesdayCal ISO lifted a Stage 2 emergency Tuesday night, eliminating the need for more rotating power outages as the Bay Area continued to swelter under the ongoing heat wave.
ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Averting Rotating Outages Across Bay AreaCities across the Bay Area issued alerts that rotating outages could be instituted starting Monday afternoon following a Flex Alert issued by the California ISO.
Newsom Calls Energy Shortages, Rolling Blackouts During Heat Wave 'Unacceptable'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday admitted that state officials "failed to predict and plan" for the energy grid demands brought on by the current record-breaking heat wave and outlined steps the state was taking to avoid more power disruptions.
Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation On Energy, Calls For Rolling Blackout InvestigationWith California in the grips of a historic heat wave, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an emergency proclamation aimed at freeing up energy capacity while additionally calling for an investigation into recent rolling blackouts.
Records Tumble As San Francisco Bay Area Swelters Under Stifling Heat WaveEven a rare August thunderstorm failed to break a stifling heat wave's grip on the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday as at least eight cities recorded record new high temperatures.
Heat Wave Sends Thousands To San Francisco BeachesAs the sun set over Ocean Beach Saturday evening, bonfires began popping up with groups gathered around them. Just hours earlier, the blistering heat brought crowds hoping to cool off to the coast.
Power Grid Officials Cancel Order For Second Night Of Bay Area Rolling OutagesFor a second straight night, state power grid officials Saturday ordered local utility districts to begin rolling blackouts to thousands of homes. Minutes later they canceled the order for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Heat Wave Melts Away Business at Outdoor Restaurants in East BayThe first weeklong heat wave to hit the Bay Area since the pandemic forced restaurants to start outdoor dining was, in the East Bay, an unwelcome challenge to reopening.
Thousands Flock To Half Moon Bay Beaches To Escape Sweltering TemperaturesTraffic was bumper-to-bumper in Half Moon Bay Saturday as thousands flocked to the local beaches to escape a heat wave that sent temperatures soaring across the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lyft Offering Free Rides To Bay Area Cooling CenterAs a heat wave remained draped over the San Francisco Bay Area, ride-sharing giant Lyft has announced a free ride program to cooling centers.
Heat Drives Surge in Coastside Crowds Flouting Beach Distancing DirectivesPacifica's mayor is urging people to stay away from the city's beaches this weekend as temperatures rise around the Bay Area.