Our August in April run continues with our third day of record melting temperatures. But now, there's reason for hope if you've been sweating for cooler weather.
Ladies and gentlemen...the ocean a/c is about to turn on again.
Before we get to that, let's point out that San Jose and Oakland once again rose to toasty 90 degree levels, even as high clouds came in to provide some veiled shade at times during the day.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a Spare the Air advisory for Tuesday, the second Spare the Air Day in a row. We typically get the Spare The Air days in May. No Spare The Air alert is posted for Wednesday in anticipation of a stronger ocean breeze that will keep the airborne crud evenly dispersed.
If you can't wait for that slowly building sea breeze, try some free ice cream from Ben and Jerry's.
Heat records were set this week from San Francisco to San Diego, where Monday's 98-degree reading at Lindbergh Field broke a 110-year-old mark and tied the highest temperature on record for the entire month of April.
The thermometer also spiked in Southern California.
It hit the 90s in downtown Los Angeles, a day after setting a 100-degree record, and soared elsewhere beyond the century mark.
Dave Goldberg, owner of an air conditioning repair service in Los Angeles, said business was up 400 or 500 percent because of sweltering homeowners.
"Next year, think before it gets hot, you know?" he said. "That's my advice -- but nobody takes it."
The heat wave was easing at the coast, though.
"We're at least about 15 degrees cooler from this time yesterday," said Patrick Jones, a Los Angeles County lifeguard captain at Hermosa Beach.
"Today you really felt the drop in the temperatures," he said.
Crowds were down and with them the number rescues, said.