Record heat recorded throughout Bay Area
By Ari Burack, Bay City News Service
July 25, 2006
More high temperature records were broken Monday after a weekend
of record high heat, amid welcome forecasts of cooler weather
on the way, the National Weather Service reported.
An ongoing heat advisory for parts of the inland Bay Area was
allowed to expire at 6 p.m. Monday.
Though extreme heat continued in some inland areas, there was
a general decrease in high temperatures in most areas by about
3 to 5 degrees, a trend that is expected to continue today, according
to the NWS.
The weakening of the large dome of high pressure over the west
will allow a stronger influx of cool marine air over the Bay Area,
especially near the coast and bay, according to the NWS.
Temperatures are expected to be as much as 10 degrees cooler
today near the coast and bay and a few degrees cooler in the inland
valleys, though still near 100 degrees in the hottest areas.
This cooling trend is expected to continue through the week.
Record high temperatures were reached in several areas over the
weekend, including 87 in downtown San Francisco, 94 in downtown
Oakland, 103 in downtown San Jose and 107 in Napa Saturday; and
112 in Gilroy Sunday.
On Monday, record highs were recorded in Richmond at 84, Oakland
Airport at 89, Moffett Field at 93, downtown San Jose at 97 and
Gilroy at 109.
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