Hot weather in the Bay Area breaks heat records and is expected to
continue through Thursday, according to weather forecasters.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Weather
Service forecasters said that several heat records were broken Tuesday,
including a new high of 90 degrees in San Francisco. The previous record was
87 degrees in 1927.
Residents in Monterey experienced 89 degrees Tuesday, beating the
previous record of 87 degrees in 1976.
The temperature at Salinas Airport was
recorded at 94 degrees the same day, breaking the previous record of 93 degrees,
also in 1976.
In Mountain View, a temperature of 91 degrees tied with 91
degrees recorded in 1976, NOAA-NWS forecasters said.
Forecasters say a strong ridge of high pressure combined with
light offshore winds will bring very warm and hot conditions through Thursday
to the major urban areas from San Francisco to Monterey.
In addition to high heat warnings, NOAA-NWS also reports that
hazardous beach conditions with enhanced risk of rip currents are expected to
develop on Wednesday at Bay Area beaches.