Sweltering heat expected to hit Bay Area

Temperatures could reach above 100 degrees in some areas, National Weather Service warns

The National Weather Service announced today (Aug. 23) that an excessive heat watch would be in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening throughout the Bay Area due to the suddenly sweltering temperatures in the region.

The Bay Area will be experiencing hotter conditions today and Tuesday, climaxing on Tuesday with highs ranging from the 90s to as warm as 107 degrees in inland valleys, NWS said.

The heat advisory is meant to encourage people to make precautionary preparedness efforts to avoid suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion, the weather service said.

The heat watch is specifically targeted at elderly, infirmed or very young people who may be far more sensitive to heat, NWS said. These people are further advised to drink a lot of water, stay in cool locations during the daytime, and have people check up on them regularly.

The weather service also stressed the importance of not leaving children or pets inside cars during hot conditions like those expected this week.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

Always happens as soon as school starts!

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Posted by baylands lover
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

If you like the outdoors, the Palo Alto Baylands can be 10 to 15F cooler than inland Palo Alto on hot days.

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Posted by Hmmm - to Baylands Lover
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

You are very right, Baylands Lover. We're lucky to live so close. It's refreshing to go out there late afternoon or early evening, then come home & open up the house to cool off.

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Posted by Private Parent
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 24, 2010 at 11:45 am

The hills are also much cooler. Great day for a walk in Foothills park.

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Posted by baylands lover
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Much easier to ride your bike to the Baylands than to Foothills Park, especially on a hot day. :)

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