Bay Area temperatures hit triple digits

June 27, 2009 7:19:21 PM PDT
Temperatures in the Bay Area hit triple digits Saturday. An excessive heat warning remains in effect for the Santa Clara Valley and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District declared Saturday and Sunday Spare the Air days.

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The beach was San Francisco's hottest destination. After a June that did not have many summer-like days, Saturday at the beach was like a tropical vacation for many.

In Concord, families beat the heat at Water World and other swimming pools. It was hot enough in some communities, including Pleasanton, to open up cooling centers. The National Weather Service issued a heat warning in San Jose for Saturday and Sunday, prompting the opening of ten cooling centers.

Many folks escaped to parks for relief. Others just got away, leaving the South Bay, the East Bay and the North Bay for beach destinations.

"We left there about 10:00 and it was already in the 80's. So, I said no, let's just head on out," Don Lucero of Santa Clara told ABC7.

"It's clear. We took a boat ride earlier and it was beautiful out there. You can see the Golden Gate Bridge," said Suzanne Lucero.

"Well there was no breeze in Fairfield today and so it's nice to just get the breeze from the Bay," said Vicky Laren of Fairfield.

"It's hot in Pleasant Hill," said Lori Smith. "I love San Francisco and I was thinking about going to like Pleasanton or somewhere to the reservoir and my husband said no, it's too hot out there. So, we just decided to come to the City."

It was a perfect day for a dip in the Bay for all, from 18-month-olds to dogs, plenty of which could be seen frolicking in the water. It was jammed at the Aquatic Park Beach and there is likely to be repeat performances on Sunday at all the beaches in the Bay Area.

Heat advisories have been posted for interior valleys in the North Bay, East Bay and South Bay for Sunday which is also a Spare the Air Day.

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