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Bay Area to get a ‘Fogust’ reprieve as warm spell on tap

Culture & Community By Steve Rubenstein556 views
Bay Area to get a ‘Fogust’ reprieve as warm spell on tap


The fog, which comes on little cat feet, is moving on. So says the poet and so says the National Weather Service.

This weekend, the same fog that traditionally swathes San Francisco in August like a security blanket and which made a mess of Monday's partial eclipse will be departing the premises ahead of schedule.
“A substantial warming trend will start over the weekend as a ridge of high pressure to the east expands into our region,” said meteorologist Charles Bell.
“We’ll have definitely less fog than we’ve had recently and it will burn off really fast,” said Bell, who added that the usual San Francisco summer fog will be coming back before it departs for good come autumn.
In San Francisco, folks who had bundled up for the usual morning fog were pleased to know that change was in the air.

“When people are too cold, they just want to keep moving and walk right by,” he said. “Then, when they get too hot, they just want to keep moving and walk right by. About 75 degrees is just right.”

But they weren’t in Palm Springs, thank goodness, they said. They were spending their summer morning in good old foggy San Francisco, where it was much more comfortable. Meteorologist Bell said the Bay Area can look forward to warm, clear and dry weather for at least a week. After that, meteorologists are as much in the dark about the weather as anyone else.