Monday's heat was one for the books, with temperatures shattering records throughout the Bay Area and toppling a San Jose high for the date that had stood for more than a century.
According to the National Weather Service, San Jose's high of 84 was two degrees warmer than Nov. 5, 1901. Records were also set in Gilroy, 90, San Francisco, 79, Oakland, 84, Redwood City, 84, Santa Rosa, 84, and Salinas, which hit 96, busting a previous 1934 all time high of 86 degrees.
Forecaster Diana Henderson said people can expect a warm Tuesday, as a high pressure system will continue to sit on top of the Bay Area, with winds pushing out to sea.
"It's going to be warm, but not quite as warm as it was (Monday)" Henderson said. "The offshore flow negates the sea breeze, which is the area's personal air conditioning."
She said Wednesday will bring a cool down, with temperatures in San Jose expected to sink to 61 by Thursday -- well below the norm for November -- along with a chance of rain.
She said the high-pressure system that brought the heat is "rare" for November, and something usually seen in September and October. While some areas experienced the warmest weather ever recorded for the entire month, San Jose saw temperatures reach 85 as recently as November 2010.
Taking swings at sunset Monday at the San Jose Municipal Golf Course, the consensus among most clubbers was that they'd like to see the warm snap stay indefinitely.
"It's beautiful," he said. "Balmy. As a golfer, I'd like to see it like this across the board."
Michael An, an employee at the golf shop, said people have been describing the day as ideal for the links.
"People have been really happy," he said. "And it's not too hot -- sometimes it does get too hot to play."
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