Monday San Francisco News Roundup
Forecasters Report Record High Temperatures In Bay Area
From Monterey to Napa, forecasters recorded record temperatures across the Bay Area Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
It was 104 degrees in Napa and 83 in Monterey, breaking records of 100 degrees in 1950 and 81 degrees in 1966.
Forecasters said it was 90 degrees in San Francisco, 97 in San Jose and 92 in downtown Oakland. Those temperatures were all records, NWS officials said.
Sunday’s previous record high temperature in San Francisco was 84 degrees set in 1994, according to the NWS. In San Jose the previous record was 93 degrees in 2000, NWS officials said.
In downtown Oakland the previous record was 84 degrees in 1994.
Records were also set in Kentfield, San Rafael, at San Francisco International Airport, at Oakland International Airport, in Richmond, Mountain View, Gilroy, Salinas and King City, according to the NWS.
San Francisco also set a new record high minimum temperature Sunday at 62 degrees. The previous record was 59 degrees in 2013, according to the NWS.
Several Small Aftershocks Reported Following 4.0 Quake
Several small aftershocks have been reported following a 4.0-magnitude earthquake that struck in Oakland this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 4.0 quake was reported at 6:49 a.m. and was located in the Oakland hills about a mile north of Piedmont and 3 miles south of Berkeley, USGS officials said.
The quake had a depth of about 3.3 miles and struck on the Hayward Fault, which also saw a 4.0-magnitude earthquake on July 21 in Fremont.
Several small aftershocks were reported in the hour after this morning’s quake, the biggest of which was a 2.4-magnitude temblor in the same area at 7:40 a.m., according to the USGS.
BART trains were briefly delayed by about 10 minutes this morning as a result of the 4.0 quake, which prompted crews to stop trains and inspect the tracks for possible damage. No damage was found and trains are back on regular service, BART officials said.
The quake was reported across the Bay in San Francisco and on the Peninsula, as well as out in Concord and elsewhere in Contra Costa County.
No major damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the quake.
Police Seeking Suspects In Connection With Fatal January Drive-By Shooting
Police are hoping surveillance video will help them locate homicide suspects connected to a shooting that happened nearly seven months ago in San Francisco, in which two people died.
On Tuesday, Jan 27, just after 4 p.m. on the 1700 block of Ingalls Street, a 32-year-old San Francisco woman was fatally shot while watching her children play in front of her home, according to police.
Investigators believe the woman was likely running to protect her children as gunshots were fired in a nearby drive-by shooting, police said.
In the drive-by shooting, a 38-year-old San Francisco man was fatally shot and a 44-year-old woman was shot, but survived, according to police.
Investigators have collected footage from several surveillance cameras in the area. Investigators believe the primary persons of interest were inside a black truck, likely a Dodge Ram, seen in the video.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect vehicle is asked to contact lead investigator Sgt. Chris Canning at (415) 734-3634 or [email protected] Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call (415) 575-4444 or text tips to TIP411 with SFPD in the beginning of the message.
Spare The Air Alert Issued For Monday
A Spare the Air Smog Alert has been issued for today due to unhealthy levels of smog and smoke in the air, and residents are being advised both to limit their exposure to the unhealthy conditions and avoid making them worse.
Particulate pollution from wildfires around Northern California increased on Saturday, and high levels were found throughout the Bay Area Sunday morning. Air quality is also being adversely affected by unhealthy levels of smog, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
“The Bay Area is experiencing serious air pollution due to the fires and smog,” Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Air District, said in a statement. “It’s important that Bay Area residents protect their health by avoiding outdoor activities and avoid polluting more by not mowing lawns, using BBQ lighter fluid or driving alone.”
Area residents are advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to unhealthy air conditions by limiting outdoor activities, setting air-conditioners to re-circulate air when possible, and remain indoors with doors and windows closed, according to district officials.
Area residents are also encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or take public transit – rather than driving alone – as a way of reducing air pollution, according to district officials.
This marks the district’s fourth Spare the Air Smog Alert so far in 2015.
Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area
Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning with patchy fog and smoke and then become partly cloudy with haze. Highs will be in the 60s to upper 70s and southwest winds will reach 5 to 10 miles per hour, increasing to 10 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy in the evening and then become mostly cloudy with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s and southwest winds will reach 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Tuesday will be mostly cloudy in the morning with patchy fog and then become partly cloudy. Highs will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s and west winds will reach 5 to 10 miles per hour.