June 21, 2011 by USA Post 

First_day_of_summerFirst_day_of_summer, Those who complained about the cold spring can relax now: The first heat wave of the year will continue. Just in time for the start of summer on Tuesday, the forecast is for temperatures warmer than average, with cooler weather returning on Thursday. “The coming days will be sunny, with very high above normal, reaching the mid-90 and the top of the inside,” said Bob Benjamin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

A high-pressure system over the area to maintain high temperatures. Although no records was broken Monday, which was the hottest day of the year in most of the Bay Area, with San Jose reaching 96 degrees. Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach 93 in San Jose, 96 in Morgan Hill and 85 at San Francisco International Airport. Benjamin said temperatures could return to more typical numbers for Thursday.

However, in the Sierra Nevada, temperatures higher than average snow cover this year’s record – built from the snow in winter followed by a cold spring – could melt quickly, which could cause flooding through Central Valley “The timing of the merger is. Late,” said Randall Osterhuber, a researcher at the University of Central Sierra Snow Lab Berkeley. “Because we had a flow of delay, it is possible peak now or in the next couple of weeks, when normally peaks in late May. But every year is different.”

“The peaks in the flow of water will probably be this week,” said Jon Ericson, chief of hydrology branch with the Department of Water Resources, adding that the department is coordinating with the managers of deposit to guarantee space for the increased flow of water can affect vacation plans flow. Higher summer as the beginning of summer is very popular for rafting and camping. Last week, Yosemite National Park has been seeing some water spills on the trails near the river and some flooding in the plains as the river levels reach about 11 feet, park spokeswoman Kari Cobb. No camps have been closed as part of the annual 30 to 40 camping sites have remained empty for you can not book in time of high water.

An increase in local temperatures led to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a health alert spare air on Tuesday, the first alert of 2011.

People with respiratory problems, elderly and children are advised to stay indoors or reduce your time outdoors during the hottest hours of the day.

“When we have high temperatures and light winds, especially pollution from cars to smog builds up,” the spokesman said Kristine Roselius BAAQMD. “The pollution that already exists, and the heat that cooks up.” Anyone planning to be outdoors should also be sure to wear light colored clothing drinks plenty of water and use sunscreen. Children and pets should never be left in the back seat of parked cars on hot days.

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