Summer Is About to Fizzle

Wednesday is the first full day of the summer solstice.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The latest blast of heat proved to be the hottest in 9 months. Making this easily one of the warmest widespread days of 2011 for the Bay Area. While numbers were 10° to 15° above average no new record temperatures were set. Details on who was the hottest and reached a very hot 104°. (Published Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011)

    Is all the warm weather getting to you? There may be a break in the pattern coming up.

    After triple-digit highs on Monday and Tuesday there is relief in the forecast. The Bay Area's natural air conditioner (fog) made its way to the Golden Gate Tuesday night and that brought down temperatures in a big way for the City and areas along the coast.

    Summer to fizzle:

    After the warmest day of 2011 and the hottest weather in nine months our heat has peaked.  However, temperatures will still remain warm to hot for our inland locations Wednesday with more upper 80s and 90s.  The largest drop should be felt near the Coast with 60s and 70s returning as fog slowly develops.
     
    Sierra snow melt?

    From Lake Tahoe to Yosemite, Sierra snow melt continues from our record setting spring and winter snow.  Flood watches, warnings and advisories are being posted into at least Friday.  Snow melt conditions are expected to continue until at least June 27th. The main concern is over Sacramento to Fresno.
     
    Summer rain?

    A long range model puts showers in Oregon next Tuesday through Wednesday. This is something to watch as a slight deviation could bring us very rare late June showers.
     
    Weather Factoids:

    • Tuesday was warmest weather of 2011
    • Hottest in two day event: Pleasanton 104°
    • Warmest  Overall Since Sept. 28 to Sept. 29 when the Bay Area had last triple digit readings.
    • Near record levels Tuesday
    • Record setting Sierra winter-Spring snow producing major snow melt
    • La Nina pattern is Ending. La Nina is credited with producing many of our recent extremes.

    I'll see you tonight at 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m.