The summer that was


With all the cool weather (and the rains as of today) that we’ve been having of late, it is hard to imagine that just a few months ago we were in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave, with five consecutive days where the temperature was above 110F! It should come as no surprise that 2006 is now the warmest year on record (2005 had the dubious distinction earlier!).

July 21 (111 degrees, Vacaville)

July 22 (114 degrees, Morgan Hill)

July 23-25 in Rio Vista (110 degrees, 113 degrees, and 111 degrees, respectively)

A recent report indicates that alongwith the unprecedented heatwave, we had more smog than ever in nearly a decade! Although the bay area had 12 “smoggy” days in which we exceeded the federal smog standards, we still have the cleanest air among many urban areas (in comparison, LA had 86 smoggy days!)

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