Sep 1, 2017

Santa Rosa sets a new high temperature record

Santa Rosa, CA
USA
by
Clark Mason
,
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Erika Jurarez, 6, center, and her brother Emilio Juarez, 9, play in the spray ground at Prince Gateway Park, in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 1, 2017. Photo: Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat
Erika Jurarez, 6, center, and her brother Emilio Juarez, 9, play in the spray ground at Prince Gateway Park, in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 1, 2017. Photo: Christopher Chung, The Press Democrat

The Bay Area sizzled Friday with record high temperatures in a heat wave predicted to maintain its grip on the region today, straining power grids, heightening fire fears and sending people to swimming areas and cooling centers for relief.

Santa Rosa baked with a record for the date of 110 degrees, the hottest day of the year so far. It also surpassed the previous Sept. 1 record of 105 degrees, set in 1950.

“Everyone broke records today. Some broke all-time highs,” said National Weather forecaster Steve Anderson.