Summer-like heat scorched the Bay Area Tuesday, setting record highs in several cities, according to the National Weather Service, and the hot, dry conditions had residents of the North Bay as well as first responders on edge.
Mineta San Jose International Airport on Tuesday registered 93 degrees, topping the previous high of 90 degrees back in 1959. Oakland International Airport also set a new Oct. 24 record with 92 degrees to break the 88 degrees set in 1959. And San Francisco International Airport recorded a record-high 91 degrees, eclipsing the 88 degrees recorded in 1965.
The Bay Area warming trend included low humidity levels, which once again ramped up fire danger.
In the North Bay, the hot dry conditions were a concern in the wake of deadly wildfires that scorched hundreds of square miles and detroyed thousands of homes across Sonoma and Napa counties.
"By no means are we out of woods this year," said Jonathan Cox of Cal Fire. "If anything, we're still in that heightened period of concern."
Salinas reached triple-digit temperatures with 100 degrees to break the previous record for Oct. 24 of 97 degrees set in 1965.
Those hoping for fall-like temperatures will likely have to wait until the weekend.