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Saturday to be hottest day in Bay Area in three-day warm-up

 

Temperatures will rise starting Friday and continue through this weekend in the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS officials said the hottest days will be Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures rising as many as 10 to 15 degrees above the seasonal normal. The warmest areas in the region will be inland where temperatures may reach 100 degrees, weather service officials said.

The forecast for Saturday says afternoon temperatures will reach 100 degrees in both Concord and Fairfield. The afternoon high Saturday for Livermore and Cloverdale is forecast to be 97 degrees, according to the weather service.

Forecasters said they expect San Rafael to reach 90 degrees Saturday. The Saturday forecast for coastal locations is between 70 and 80 degrees, NWS officials said.

Bay Area locations will cool off by Monday, forecasters said.

Weather service officials said the heat poses the greatest threat to the young, elderly, people working and exercising outside and ill people sensitive to the heat.

The warm weather also increases the risk of wildfires as brush and grass dry out, according to the NWS.

— Bay City News Service

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4 people like this
Posted by Mary
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

Aside from the very wealthy in our community, most people don't have air conditioning or sufficient insulation in their homes/apartments. Vast numbers of people are living in their cars or on the street.

I there any place these folks can spend the day when it gets so hot they are at risk for heat related health problems or death? We need to worry about the young, elderly, mentally ill, physical disabled, people with chronic kidney disease, people with substance abuse disorders, etc.


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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Gethin is a registered user.

In my area, Midtown, most houses have air conditioning and I doubt that any of the owners would be considered as"very wealthy", this is just a perfect example of someone expressing an unsubstantiated opinion as some kind of fact. Similarly there are not a "vast number" of people living in cars or on the street in Palo Alto. SF, for sure, San Jose as well. But in PA that is a wild overstatement.

As for a place for people to go, and this will probably not be well received by some, one answer could be, go to the libraries. They have space, are safe, comfortable and have air conditioning. They are also mostly open during the hottest hours of the day. And they are libraries - so all kinds of resources, things to do and books to read.


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Posted by Bah
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

>> "In my area, Midtown, most houses have air conditioning and I doubt that any of the owners would be considered as"very wealthy", this is just a perfect example of someone expressing an unsubstantiated opinion as some kind of fact."

Indeed. I can't help but see the hypocrisy in a post that criticizes another, with the very same type of "unsubstantiated opinion" as the post being criticized. Especially when the first post is meant to raise concern for the less fortunate among us. And a small news flash: Anyone who can afford an air-conditioned home in midtown Palo Alto is quite wealthy by any reasonable standard.

Mary: thank you for considering the plight of those that may be at risk. People like you make Palo Alto a nicer place. I agree with you that air conditioning is not the norm in Palo Alto, particularly in older homes that have less efficient insulation as well.

I would encourage everyone to check on elderly or ill neighbors during this hot spell to ensure they are managing the heat all right.


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Posted by Earthling
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

This unprecedented hot spell is a. Sure sign that global warming is real All you deniers should take heed and turn off your air conditioning to help save water in this drought that is killing trees and causing unprecedented forest fires. The so called El Niño effect is really the unprecedented heating of our oceans and is permanent. Look at the huge island of garbage in the ocean sucking away all oxygen in the water. GMO chemicals are accumulating in fish stocks as a result of rapacious immoral corporations like Monsanto and oil companies. Rape of the environment enriched the 1 percent beyond their wildest dreams as they plan more wars to fuel their greed. Is it any wonder we see heat domes in the Middle East and marshes in Iraq drying up in an area that was the most fertile place on earth. Spraying our precious water on non native species like almonds to ship for profit out of state is obscene. Damming of rivers to produce harmful electromagnetic energy that causes cancer and unhealthy brain activity all because of mans primitive need to dominate the weak. This is a rape of the planet that happens every day. Shame in this racist sexist misogyny that drives corporations who control us


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

I have never had the need to turn the air conditioner on- as long as you keep your windows and doors shut in a properly insulated house, there's hardly a problem. The cold is a different story though.


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 16, 2015 at 7:05 am

I don't doubt that there is some level of global warning. But anyone who claims a heatwave in the middle of August as the indicator surely is full of hot air themselves.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:32 am

We saw a number of down and out looking folks heading into fast found restaurants and the library yesterday in Menlo.

In my town there's not a lot of AC in old apts - which are poorly insulated - and people don't buy portable units, which are helpful if one can afford it. A lot of houses here don't have AC, either.

I've not heard anything this summer about local cooling centers that are usually set up during heatwaves. It stayed warm til late last night and started warming up quite early. The heat build up is problematic for many as it builds up over several days.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Air Conditioner -- a device that turns heat into noise.


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Posted by Bah
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Amazing how many people can look at a socially responsible, and caring, post and find only ridicule in their hearts and minds. No wonder this town has earned the unfortunate moniker of Shallow Alto. Some people have completely lost touch with the real world here in this protected little bubble of ridiculously wealthy people.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 16, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Air conditioner - a device that cools air and maintains quality of life, and to which Musical doesn't have to listen.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:32 am

Except my neighbors have installed one in the narrow sideyards on each side of my house. They cycle on and off all night with deep reverberations that even aircraft noise won't drown out. You know that twanging sound. So I keep the side windows shut, and try to maximize cool night air cross-ventilation from front to back. A small environmentally correct effort on my part to atone for a multitude of other sins.


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