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.