SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Temperatures will soar in the triple digits in the San Francisco Bay Area communities on Monday, but state power grid officials don’t anticipate any outages in the next few days.
KPIX 5 meteorologist Darren Peck forecast daily highs of 104 degrees in Concord, 102 in Livermore, 101 in Santa Rosa and 100 in Sonoma on Memorial Day.
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The National Weather Service issued a heat warning on Memorial Day covering much of the North and East Bays.
On Monday, December 31, the advisory
Above-average heat with temperatures in the 90s and 100s is predicted according to the weather service.
In addition, Solano County will be under more extreme heat surveillance that will cover additional counties east of the immediate Bay Area.
The warm weather and the sharp reduction in COVID-19 restrictions drew many visitors anxious to leave their homes and enjoy places like San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
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“It feels good, it feels good,” said Tee Moua, who was visiting the wharf from Fresno. “You forget what was out there.”
The same was true for Wine Country, where temperatures would be close to or in the triple digits on Monday.
“Well, it looks like we’ve been in a cave for 12 months, but now we’re all vaccinated and out!” Said Upasna Dixit, who was one of those visiting Napa on Saturday.
“Just to see the people, they are happy and they are out here,” said her friend Lazli Srivastava, “that’s nice. So we couldn’t ask for anything more. “
Extreme heat effects usually put a strain on the state power grid. Officials said this would not be the case on Memorial Day.
There is enough power to service the anticipated peak demand, the California Independent System Operator said in a statement on Saturday, but it will closely monitor the network in case it needs to call on the public to save.
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The ISO said the state was better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts. However, they warned that the most populous state’s power grid is still vulnerable to extreme heat waves that could lead to further outages.