Rare June heat wave grips San Francisco As Triple-digit Heat Overpowers The West

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Record high temperatures have been shattered in the West to start this week, and more records will fall along portions of the Pacific coast into the middle of this week.
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San Francisco was among the cities to shatter a record high the past couple of days as the temperature throttled to 92 F on Sunday, up to the triple-digit mark Monday and 98 F on Tuesday.

 

“Temperatures in San Francisco reached 100 F on Monday, which was 3 degrees higher than the maximum temperature at Las Vegas and equaled the high at Sacramento, California,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski. Monday’s high beat the old daily record of 94 set back in 1994, and Tuesday’s high shattered the old daily record of 88 set in 1985.

 

Tuesday was the third consecutive day above 90 in downtown San Francisco, a streak that’s previously happened only 13 times on record and only the third time it’s occurred outside of September or October.

Coastal Central California’s highs are typically within a few degrees of 70 F due to the cooling influence of sea and bay breezes off of the cool Pacific water.

Many locations in California surpassed old record highs set 25 years ago in 1994, or even earlier. Record highs were set on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in San Bernardino and Ontario, California, to name a few.

 

 

San Bernardino, California, sizzled at 102, 104 and 109 F from Sunday through Tuesday, respectively, while the mercury registered 105, 107 and 109 in Ontario, California, from Sunday through Tuesday, respectively.

 

Monterey, California, which lies along the cooler waters of the Monterey Peninsula, recorded a record high of 96 on Monday, breaking the old record of 91 set back in 1994.

The high of 92 in Monterey on Tuesday shattered the old record of 78 set in 2012.

 

New high temperature records were set in many other cities across the state on Tuesday.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   AP
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