Jun 17, 2017

Santa Rosa hits 100 degrees, breaking record, with cooling center opening Sunday

by
Derek Moore
,
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa is opening a cooling center at the Finley Community Center Sunday amid a scorching heat wave that has prompted health warnings and already broken local records.

The city on Saturday hit a peak temperature of 100, setting a new high mark, with even hotter weather forecast Sunday as the mercury is set to climb above triple digits across the North Bay, marking an early blast of summer that has people seeking relief on the coast, at pools and indoors.

On Saturday, Santa Rosa’s Ridgway Swim Center had reached its capacity of 381 by mid-afternoon, according to a city employee. 

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The heat wave is expected to last through Thursday. PG&E reported that would be the longest period of excessively hot weather in its service area since 2013.