Thousands braved frigid temperatures and biting winds Monday night to celebrate the new year under the glow of San Francisco's spectacular fireworks show on the bay.
The barges where the pyrotechnics are launched may have to relocate farther out on the bay due to the high winds, which may affect the view for some crowded along the Embarcadero. But the show is expected to go off without a hitch.
The National Weather Service reported that temperatures across the region were expected to be in the 30s and 40s when the clock struck midnight, with wind chills dipping into the 20s and 30s.
The list below shows forecasted temperatures and wind chill temperatures at midnight for a host of Bay Area cities:
Huge New Year's Eve Crowds Expected For Bay Fireworks Show
- San Francisco: 46 degrees (38 degrees with wind chill)
- San Jose: 38 degrees (31 degrees with wind chill)
- Santa Rosa: 37 degrees (28 degrees with wind chill)
- Napa: 39 degrees (27 degrees with wind chill)
- Concord: 39 degrees (28 degrees with wind chill)
- Livermore: 36 degrees (32 degrees with wind chill)
- Santa Cruz: 37 degrees (30 degrees with wind chill)
- San Rafael: 43 degrees (35 degrees with wind chill)
- Fairfield: 38 degrees (26 degrees with wind chill)
- Half Moon Bay: 40 degrees (32 degrees with wind chill)
The weather service reminded people to pack on the layers if they plan to head outside to celebrate the start of 2019.
Vianey's Forecast: Chilly New Year's
"#Hypothermia is serious and can happen here," the weather service tweeted.
In addition to the chilly temperatures, a wind advisory is in effect for parts of the Bay Area through Tuesday morning.