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106 degrees forecast today for Pleasanton, Tri-Valley

Weather Service says this could be the last of 100-plus degree days in 2010

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley are expected to see a near-record-high temperature of 106 degrees today in what the National Weather Service says could be the last of the 100-plus-degree days of the year.

The continued hot weather prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to announce a second Spare the Air alert this summer. Officials announced that regional air quality and ground level ozone or smog will continue to reach levels considered unhealthy today, according to the air district.

For Wednesday, the temperature in the Tri-Valley will moderate to a high of "only" 99 degrees. Temperatures will then start dropping significantly with highs in the 70s by Friday and a high predicted for Sunday of only 69 degrees.

The record high for today was 107 degrees in 1932.

A strong ridge of high pressure off the California coast is credited with this week's warming trend, after a summer in which unusually cool temperatures have preempted the need to declare any Spare the Air alerts until today, said Air Quality District spokeswoman Kristine Roselius.

"We've been very lucky this year," Roselius said. "By this time last year we'd had 10 Spare the Air alerts."

Those in the Tri-Valley are urged to take public transportation, avoid grilling food outside and try not to use aerosol products such as hairspray.

"We're really encouraging people to carpool whenever possible and limit time on the road," Roselius said.

Smog is known to cause throat irritation and chest pain, and can be particularly harmful for young children and seniors, who are urged to stay inside and avoid strenuous physical activity during active Spare the Air alerts.

--Jeb Bing. Bay City News contributed to this report.

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Posted by FWIW
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:27 am

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88 is the historical weather high for Aug. 23-31 in Pleasanton. 107 was the record for Aug. 23, 24th


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Posted by radical
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

GLOBAL WARMING!!!

Where is our congressman wind expert green energy advocate to SAVE US!?!


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Posted by Horny Al Gore
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

Global Warming! Global Warming! We are all doomed!

(Except there is this one small detail - we have been 10 degrees below normal for the last four months. Oops!)

If you are over 60, you remember when the "informed scientists" said people were causing the earth to go back into another ice age and all of the U. S. would again be covered hundreds of feet deep in ice.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Stoneridge
on Aug 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Not sure I understand the previous comment

"88 is the historical weather high for Aug. 23-31 in Pleasanton. 107 was the record for Aug. 23, 24th"

Surely Aug 23-24 is part of the bigger band of Aug 23-31? So the historical record for 23-31 can't be less than the 23-24, so it must be at least 107F?

Rgds
Dave


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Posted by trekmtb
a resident of Heritage Oaks
on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm

What he meant to say was 88 is the historical average, 107 is the high for the 24th.


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Posted by FWIW
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

"What he meant to say was 88 is the historical average, 107 is the high for the 24th."

Right. Or actually, "88 is the historical average *high* temperature for Aug. 23-31." And 55 is the historical average *low* temperature for the same period.


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