Summer hits S.F. in record fashion

Res­i­dents seek pools, rec cen­ters un­der heat ad­vi­sory

San Francisco Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - By Ash­ley McBride

The Bay Area en­dured a record-set­ting blast of heat Mon­day as tem­per­a­tures in the re­gion climbed even higher than they had over a sunny and sticky week­end. San Fran­cisco reached 89 de­grees, a new record high for June 10, while tem­per­a­tures in other parts of the Bay Area hit triple dig­its. New fires were re­ported in Point Reyes and Con­cord, and re­spon­ders con­tin­ued to battle the Sand Fire in Yolo County.

Weather of­fi­cials cau­tioned res­i­dents to stay in­doors and re­main hy­drated Mon­day as a record-set­ting heat wave pushed tem­per­a­tures in some parts of the Bay Area into the triple dig­its.

Tem­per­a­tures in the re­gion climbed a few de­grees higher than they did this past week­end, mak­ing Mon­day the hottest day of the year so far, fore­cast­ers said.

By 12:45 p.m., San Fran­cisco had reached a new record high for June 10, with a tem­per­a­ture of 89 de­grees, break­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 88 set in 1985. The nor­mal high tem­per­a­ture in the city on Mon­day’s date is 66 de­grees, and of­fi­cials ex­pected tem­per­a­tures to keep climb­ing through­out the af­ter­noon. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice is­sued a heat ad­vi­sory for the re­gion from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sun­day, warn­ing of an in­creased chance of heat-re­lated ill­nesses, like heat ex­haus­tion or heat stroke, par­tic­u­larly for young chil­dren and the el­derly. Ar­eas of the Bay shore­line, East Bay val­leys and Santa Clara Val­ley were un­der an ex­ces­sive heat warn­ing for the same time pe­riod.

“Drink plenty of flu­ids, stay in an air-con

di­tioned room if pos­si­ble, or stay in the shade and out of the sun dur­ing peak heat­ing hours,” said Scott Rowe, a Na­tional Weather Ser­vice me­te­o­rol­o­gist ad­vised res­i­dents on Mon­day. “Check on your rel­a­tives and neigh­bors.”

Res­i­dents were able to find air-con­di­tioned refuge at the Main Li­brary build­ing, the pro­gram rooms at branch li­braries, the pub­lic knowledge space at the Museum of Mod­ern Art, the Chi­na­town/ North Beach Cen­ter Li­brary at City Col­lege of San Fran­cisco, and the Com­mu­nity Health and Well­ness Cen­ter at City Col­lege’s Ocean Cam­pus.

San Fran­cisco’s Recre­ation and Park De­part­ment opened seven pools for free swim­ming Mon­day af­ter­noon to beat the heat: Bal­boa Pool, Coffman Pool, Hamil­ton Pool, North Beach Pool, Rossi Pool, Sava Pool and MLK Pool.

Of­fi­cials expect the heat in San Fran­cisco to dis­si­pate by Tuesday, with tem­per­a­tures in the mid- to up­per 70s. For the North Bay, South Bay and East Bay, re­lief may not come un­til Wednesday.

“We’ll see some lin­ger­ing heat im­pacts in places like Liver­more, An­ti­och, Napa and Santa Rosa,” Rowe said. “We’ll prob­a­bly see an­other day of mid-90s in San Jose on Tuesday. The cooldown will reach most lo­ca­tions at least by Wednesday and Thursday,” Rowe said.

Record-high tem­per­a­tures were tied or bro­ken Sun­day in down­town San Fran­cisco, Half Moon Bay, Mon­terey and at San Fran­cisco and Oak­land’s air­ports, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice.

The Bay Area Air Quality Man­age­ment Dis­trict is­sued a spare-the-air alert for Mon­day and Tuesday, with air quality in the re­gion mea­sur­ing as un­healthy for sensitive groups. Smoke from the Sand Fire in Yolo County reached Marin County by Satur­day evening, of­fi­cials said. Fore­cast­ers said winds could push a thin stream of smoke over the North Bay as the blaze con­tin­ues to burn.

Liz Hafalia / The Chron­i­cle

Jorge Franco (left) and his grand­child, Kait­lyn, and son, Car­los, stand in the shade while cool­ing down with ice cream in S.F. Tem­per­a­tures in the city reached 89 de­grees, a new record high for June 10.

Lea Suzuki / The Chron­i­cle

Irina Car­renca (left) of Burlingame and Jennifer Kuan of Paci­fica swim laps at the Bris­bane Com­mu­nity Pool in San Ma­teo County.

Pho­tos by Lea Suzuki / The Chron­i­cle

Classie Ken­drick, ac­tiv­ity co­or­di­na­tor at the Dr. Ge­orge W. Davis Se­nior Cen­ter, fills a cooler with ice.

Sylvia Vaughn vis­its the cool­ing sta­tion at the se­nior cen­ter in San Fran­cisco. The city hit 89 de­grees Mon­day, a record high for June 10.

Liz Hafalia / The Chron­i­cle

Clau­dia Aguilar cools off her daugh­ter, Kylie Vanessa Aguilar, at Del Valle Re­gional Park near Liver­more. Mon­day marked the hottest day of the year so far for the Bay Area.

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