Colder than Alaska? - NBC Bay Area

Colder than Alaska?

Bay Area temps dropped to new lows this morning that at least briefly were actually colder than parts of Alaska. At 6am temps in Anchorage included 35 degrees with 34 in Juneau, meanwhile in the Bay Area we had 24 in Santa Rosa, 27 in Livermore and 29 in San Jose! How is this possible? While high pressure provides a more mild, southerly wind flow to the Gulf of Alaska, on the east side of this high, very cold continental polar air continues spilling down north to south into California. Highs will be in the 40s to low 50s then quickly retreat after sunset tonight. More temps in the 20s and 30s are likely into Monday morning in areas that are wind-free. Some of the higher hills may see some briefly gusty winds as an offshore wind pattern begins to develop, this will also keep some areas with slightly warmer temperatures overnight. Temps should slowly climb beyond midweek as high pressure centers itself more directly over the West Coast. Try to keep warm and enjoy your Sunday! - Rob Mayeda