What areas in San Francisco have the least amount of fog?

Asked by Suzy, Sonoma County, CA Fri Jul 23, 2010

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Kathleen Gil…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Fri Jul 30, 2010
Here is the real deal

re: micro-climates in San Francisco.

Fog comes in from the west and the north.

Neighborhoods protected by hills blocking winds
from the north and the west are the warmest.

Telegraph Hill, the oldest neighborhood in SF, is also the warmest.

On some August afternoons Telegrah Hill can be as much as 25 degrees warmer
than Ocean Beach, which straddles the Outer Richmond and Sunset -
the coldest neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Nob Hill is the windiest. Bad Hair Neighborhood.
Russian Hill shunts the wind from the North, right down Taylor Street.
and blocks the cold air from reaching Telegraph Hill which hugs the Bay.

On a mildly foggy day, the city is cut in two by twin peaks.

West of twin peaks = fog.
East of twin peaks = sun.

Haight Ashbury will be cold,
the Lower Haight, sheltered by Twin Peaks
and Buena Vista Park, will be warm.

so the futher East and South you get,
the better the weather gets better,
with the exception of Telegraph hill,
the warmest cove.

West of Twin Peaks you find more control freaks.

East of Twin Peaks you find more artists and creatives.

Microclimates are funny that way.
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Fri Jul 23, 2010

When the entire city is not engulfed in fog, your best neighborhoods for sun are:

South Beach
Mission Bay
Mission Dolores
parts of Bernal Hts

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Eileen Bermi…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Fri Jul 23, 2010
Suzy--Please check out my blog post from earlier this week on "Neighborhoods in San Francisco with the Best Weather"

These areas tend to be nicer when a lot of other areas in the city are cold, windy or fogged in. (Of course, on a day like today, it seems overcase everywhere.)

SF has many microclimates, and knowing where the best ones are can be key to a successful home search.

Web Reference:  http://insidesfre.com
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