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‘Goodbye cruel world’: Bay Area heat wave, ensuing agony trend on Twitter

A seaplane flies over the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in this view from the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif. In the background the San Francisco skyline is bare visible in near 100 degree heat. Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were cancelled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend. In normally cool and foggy San Francisco, temperatures reached 98 degrees Friday afternoon, well above the city's 90-degree record set for this day in 1950.
A seaplane flies over the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in this view from the Marin Headlands near Sausalito, Calif. In the background the San Francisco skyline is bare visible in near 100 degree heat. Dozens of cooling centers opened throughout California, schools let students out early and outdoor events were cancelled as temperatures soared from a heat wave expected to last through the Labor Day weekend. In normally cool and foggy San Francisco, temperatures reached 98 degrees Friday afternoon, well above the city's 90-degree record set for this day in 1950. AP

With triple-digit temperatures in and around San Francisco setting all-time records Friday, it didn’t take long for “#bayareaheatwave” to pop up as a national trend on Twitter.

The usually mild San Francisco reached 106 degrees by mid-afternoon, shattering the previous record of 103 set in 2000. Various other Bay Area cities also reached record highs.

Combine all of that with smoky skies and extreme weather elsewhere in the country (particularly the ongoing flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey), and the Twitter world had plenty to talk about. Commentary ranged from global warming concerns to sports jokes.

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