Aug 15, 2019

Heat wave sets new records across the Bay Area - lower temperatures return Friday

Oakland, CA
USA
by
Michael Cabanatuan and Steve Rubenstein
,
San Francisco Chronicle
Berhane Woldeabzghi takes cover from the sun as he strolls through his Oakland neighborhood. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle
Berhane Woldeabzghi takes cover from the sun as he strolls through his Oakland neighborhood. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle

The heatwave that baked parts of the Bay Area in triple digits on Thursday ushered in record-breaking and record-tying temperatures across the region for a second day straight.

San Francisco Airport recorded 94 degrees — a two degree bump from its 2015 record high of 92 degrees. San Jose recorded a 99-degree high, which broke the South Bay city’s record of 96 degrees set in 1950. Redwood City, Santa Rosa and Kentfield all entered triple-digit territory — with recorded temperatures of 100 degrees, 103 degrees and 100 degrees — and beat their previous records, respectively set in 1983, 1950 and 1995.

Oakland Airport tied its 1950 record high of 94 degrees and Moffett Field tied its 2015 record high of 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.