The city of San Francisco was brought to a virtual standstill today by an extraordinary heat wave as the thermometer shot up to 83 degrees and humidity reached 51%. Compounding the problem were winds of 4 mph buffeting the city’s famous hills. “It’s so hot!” said one young woman outside the Embarcadero One shopping mall in the Financial District. Thousands of people were spotted in short sleeve shirts, and many women (and a few men) were seen wearing summer dresses. There was no word yet from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (I still can’t believe he is our governor) about declaring a state of emergency, which would trigger federal funds and support.
Okay, so we’re a little wimpy about weather here.