Friday, July 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco set a new record high of 85 degrees as the city and the rest of the Bay Area swelters in a heat wave.
The National Weather Service says Friday's high broke an old record of 82 degrees set in 1973.
Mountain View also set a new record high of 96, beating out an old record of 90 degrees set in 2005. Inland cities such as Concord, Gilroy and Livermore saw triple-digit temperatures.
The heat prompted air quality officials to issue a "Spare the Air" alert, asking people across the region to limit driving and other activities that cause pollution to keep ozone levels down.
The weather service says Saturday will be slightly cooler on the coast but still hot inland.