Golden Gate Bridge with fog

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Nature's Air Conditioner Switches On (Finally)

Bay Area Heat Wave To Ease

KCBS Radio Morning News
June 12, 2019 - 7:50 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- A change in the wind Wednesday morning heralded an end to a record-setting spell of hot Bay Area weather.

Weather stations in San Francisco began to show a stirring of a westerly wind just after dawn, and within a few hours, a fresh breeze was pushing cooler air and even some fog through the Goklden Gate.

Forecasters said it would take a day or two for inland areas to feel significant relief from heat that has set numerous June records over the last three days. The National Weather Service called for Wednesday highs in the 70's and 80's near the coast and Bay, and in the mid to upper 90's inland.

Tuesday's conditions saw more than a dozen Bay Area communities break record high temperatures for the date. Santa Cruz (95 degrees) and Napa (102 degrees) broke records that went back to 1904.

San Francisco's 92 degree reading tied a mark set in 1877.

And records weren't just broken, but shattered, in a few locations: Half Moon Bay's 85 broke the old daily record by 13 degrees, downtown Oakland's 98 also broke the old mark by 13 degrees, as did Moffett Field's high of 101.

The scorching heat led to dark humor as sweltering people tried to make the best of a sweaty situation.