Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 24, 2018

Why is the Bay Area Cool When It’s Hot Elsewhere?

Bay Nature has a story answering the question “Why is the Bay Area Cool When It’s Hot Elsewhere?”

Most of the state has set record temperatures this summer, but San Francisco has been cool and almost permanently cloudy because of its marine layer. And while Southern California is setting water temperature records, I heard the sea surface temperature was 49 degrees at Bodega Bay in early August. What’s going on? Why has it managed to be so cool, or at least, normal, in this small stretch of Northern California while it’s so extremely hot everywhere else?

Read full story at  Bay Nature Magazine: Why is the Bay Area Cool When It’s Hot Elsewhere?


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