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Jul 1 2015 7658 1

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A NEED FOR HEAT

If you've spent months, or evenyears in warm climates like I have having lived in South Florida for several years, then you may have also experienced a severe decline in your threshold for cold. I mean, I used to drive my Jeep Wrangler through OaklandBerkeley and Richmond - and throughout theBay Area-with the top and doors off in the winter!Now I haveabsolutelyzerodesire to leave the house if it evenlookslike it going to be a cold day. Fortunately, when I relocated back toThe BayfromMiami, FL, I remembered how much warmer my life was when I lived further inland. If you prefer warmer climates but want to maintain Bay Area residency, rest assured that you don't have to move toMiamiorSan Diegoto keep the goose bumps to a minimum.

The "East Bay Valley"

This is what I call the area betweenHwy 4to the north andI-580to the south; it's bordered on the east byI-680, andit's western border is formed bySan Pablo Dam Rd.(reinforced byWildcat CanyonandTildenregional parks), along withHwy 13andI-580(supported byJoaquin Miler,Redwood, andAnthony Chabotregional parks). The mountain ridge that forms the foundation of these regional parks - through part of which theCaldecott Tunnelpasses - creates a front that acts as a shield keeping the Bay cold from entering this warm valley. Those heading home from their dailySan Franciscowork commute can attest to the dreary clouds that hoveroverHwy 24as they approach theCaldecott, which all seem to disappear once driversspill out onto theOrindaside of the roadway. This natural phenomenon contributes to consistent, continually warmer                                                                                                                                                                                       temperatures once you've made it into the valley, and they continue northeast into.

If you prefer leaving your winter coat in the closet during the colder months, it's best to make your way further inland. These areas also boast beautiful home designs in areas rich with lush greenery and gorgeous landscapes, likeLas Trampas Regional WildernessandMt. Diablo State Park. You'll feel the temperature rise quite noticeably if you only roll down your window and feel your ascent into paradise.

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