LAST DAY OF SUMMER ENDS THE COOLEST EVER
Bakersfield ended the last day of summer as the coolest in record history. The record high low maximum temperature was 74° set back in 1945. Today we ended with 73°! What a way to end the summer season. Remember... we have seen 67 triple digits this year. That is the second most for a summer season. Now with low 70's and autumn starting tomorrow the hope will be to keep that cool air around. It won't though.
Today is a very windy afternoon. Gusts near 75 MPH for the desert and mountain areas. A High Wind Warning has been posted there until 11 PM. Blowing dust will be likely. More importantly the west side of the San Joaquin Valley has a Wind Advisory til 11 PM, too. Gusts at 45 MPH posted there with blowing dust.
This is all due in part to the passing front this morning bringing the significant cooler air to the region. The 70's will hold through Friday and then back to the late summer heat.
A ridge of high pressure rebuilds over the Four Corners to bring highs back to the upper 80's and low 90's. This is seasonal weather so we should not feel disapointed. No rain is forecast after that for the next ten days.
Air quality will be in the good range for Friday.
Enjoy the Great Kern County Fair!
Morning Forecaster Aaron Perlman - 3:08 PM September 21, 2017
Today's Record Temperatures