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Coldest day coming 12/26 in SoCal

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LJG

It is predicted to be 34° from Weather.com and 37° from Accuweather. This is the first time I have been predicted below 40.

Anyone scared? Me, I am considering getting the family to the bomb shelter and loading it with canned refried beans just in case it is a long one.

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gsn

Len,

You guys supposedly just had a 50 YEAR cold event out there. That would have made it colder than the 1990 freeze, was this not the case?

Where are the DOOM and GLOOM guys on this one? :hmm:

Good luck out there,maybe it won't be as bad as the forecast,always a possibility?

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fastfeat

What did I hit? I hit John Wayne Airport on Saturday and got back to Miami after a cold month of working in Santa Clarita...Nice to have a low temp (71F) last night that was warmer than any daytime high for the past two weeks in LA Co...

Seriously, hope y'all don't get too cold, but at least the past month should have helped harden off/slow growth down.

Merry Xmas all!

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osideterry

Len, can I trade you forecasts this weekend?

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Walter John

We're down to 22 today. :)

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PalmGuyWC

Xmas afternoon. I don't mean to scare you guys in S. Calif. but the front that passed through the SF Bay area around noon today is rapidly heading your way. After the clouds cleared, it was followed by gusty winds and cooler temps. The high today here today was only 50F, and the forcast for tonight is 34, but I don't believe it. I think it's going to freeze here tonight. I talked to Patrick Schafer this morning and it was snowing and sleeting at his place. He's about 2.5 hours north of the Bay Area.

Dick

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John Case
We're down to 22 today. :)

Of course you mean 22C....

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Paul The Palm Doctor!

I'll pray that your night is not nearly as cold as is projected!

Paul

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LJG

They just dropped it another degree to 33. Me no likie.

Terry, no thanks.

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Jim in Los Altos

45F here at 11:30 PM. Not too bad and it's not forecast to go below about 39F. If it stays breezy, maybe higher than that.

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ghar41

Oooooooo boy....I'm showing a 36.4F on my trusty high/low. I didn't expect this temp at 12:20 am, and I'm very surprised and concerned....I didn't expect this at all.

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Jim in Los Altos

Almost 1:00 AM and it's still in the low 40s here, 43.5 to be exact. That's a bigger difference than usual compared to inland areas like Glenn's in the above post. There's a light breeze mixing the air here which may not be present in Modesto.

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John Case

33F here in Brentwood at 7:00 am....probably will go below 30 before the sun makes a difference

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doubravsky

Got down to 30 in Riverside... lots of frost on the grass... :(

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KMartin

Yes I'm scared. It gets cold here and tonight isn't an exception from last night. lol. Need to go protect a lot of stuff outside again.

Here is what I have for you doubravsky ... Protect those projects.

FREEZE WARNING

ONTARIO WEATHER SERVICE

DECEMBER 26, 2008 3:30am Pacific Time

ALL HIGH DESERT ... YUCAIPA ... BANNING PASS ... HEMET ... CORONA/NORCO ... LAKE ELSINORE ... MORENO VALLEY ... ALL MOUNTAIN ZONES ...

OWSWEATHER.COM HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING EFFECTIVE TONIGHT TILL 9AM SATURDAY MORNING ...

CLEAR SKIES, WITH LESS WIND. CALM WINDS IN SOME SPOTS RATHER, WITH ONLY OFFSHORE BREEZES THROUGH THE PASSES AND CANYONS DUE TO A SLIGHT OFFSHORE WIND GRADIENT IN THE AREA.

THE CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS WILL LEAD TO A DRASTIC TEMPERATURE DROP AFTER SUNSET. AREAS IN THE WARNED AREAS WILL HAVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR THREE OR MORE HOURS.

THE MOUNTAINS ARE IN THIS DUE TO THE BLACK ICE MENTION. PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL AND DO NOT FORGET TO RELAY THE BLACK ICE DANGER TO ANYONE.

IF YOU ARE A HAM RADIO USER, YOU CAN RELAY THE OWSweather WARNING FOR BLACK ICE IN THE MOUNTAINS. IT COULD SAVE A LIFE OR TWO. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS LISTENING ...

K. MARTIN

---

FROST ADVISORY

ONTARIO WEATHER SERVICE

DECEMBER 26, 2008 3:50am Pacific Time

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY COASTAL AND VALLEY, INCLUDING VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE ... SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ... KERN COUNTY VALLEYS, BAKERSFIELD, TEMECULA, AND NORTHERN SAN DIEGO COASTAL, OCEANSIDE ...

OWSWEATHER.COM HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY EFFECTIVE TONIGHT, TILL 9AM SATURDAY MORNING ...

TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE 30'S OVERNIGHT IN MANY SPOTS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO WIDESPREAD FROST DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING WITH AMPLE SURFACE HUMIDITY BEING UP. FROST WILL BE LIKELY WHERE WINDS ARE CALM.

WILL NOT EXTEND THE FROST ADVISORY TO ONTARIO DUE TO THE DRIER AIR ADVECTION FROM THE CAJON PASS AREA, WHERE OFFSHORE WINDS GUSTING 20-25 MPH+ WILL BE LIKELY ...

K. MARTIN

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_Keith
Anyone scared? Me, I am considering getting the family to the bomb shelter and loading it with canned refried beans just in case it is a long one.

Well, what ever you do, after day 2, don't light a match down there. :blink:

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Jim in Los Altos

At 2AM the temperature here was 43F with a breeze. My low ended up being 35 at 7:30AM.

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happ

42F/ 5.5c minimum this morning & windy. Noticed both the NWS & OWS have not as yet issued frost advisories for the valleys but calm areas should experience some very cold temps tonight.

I was in the Bay Area on Christmas Day where it was mighty cold but above freezing overnight [though a thunderstorm dropped hail for a brief period].

Maybe by next week temps will get back to normal :)

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KMartin

Happ, we did get advisories/warnings out for most of the region this morning. However, last night we weren't operational and didn't get stuff out. Assessing the frost potential in the LA Valleys now. I do see isolated bits here and there, but it looks like some drier air would work in from the North. Things will be in the mid 30's tonight there, with 70% humidity, but Downtown LA in the lower 40 range. Even Santa Clarita looks isolated. Not sure if I would go frost advisory in this area due to "isolated" frost being only possible.

I may go freeze warning in Tujunga shortly for the three hr freezing period there tonight.

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happ

Kevin,

How much wind do you expect tonight?

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KMartin

Not much. I do see freezes in Tujunga through Fillmore though. The wind isn't a factor to a widespread area. Was funny seeing your post as I was assessing the valley threat there, lol. We did a freeze in Ventura Valleys, and a frost from Santa Clarita to the Upper LA Valleys. That should hold fine. The area doesn't see offshore winds when they are weak. Only the immediate passes do.

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LJG

Well, the day is here. Tonight should hit 33 or 37 depending on source. Buy far the coldest night of the year. Terry, good luck man.

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epicure3

48F last night. No big deal. NWS says 41F tonight. Still, no big deal. The temps that everyone is concerned about really are not out of the norm for this time of year, especially inland.

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Kim
:hmm: My low was 48.6. Right now it's sunny and rather windy.

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DoomsDave

Last night wasn't cold at all. The moisture in the air made all the difference.

Now, it's much colder and drier, and whatever heat we have is going to radiate off into space.

I took one look and figured this is going to be a cold one.

Hope I'm wrong of course . . . . .

It's colder now than it was on the eve of the Big Freeze of 2007, which is why 2007 caught me off guard.

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happ

Look how fast those clouds are moving over the Pacific! :blink: ushering in cold polar air http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/scripts/animat...S2HNX.GIF.8.jpg

But this event is not much like 2007, Dave. Never-the-less tonight will be cold.

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mppalms

I hit 36.2 deg. F / +2.3 deg. C this a.m. as my minimum. It was in the low 40s most of the night with a stiff breeze. One of the colder nights.

Jason

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Hollywood Palms

40° briefly and then went up fairly fast to 50°. On my hillside, it only went to 44°.

I am hoping we get a weeks of warmth and then a nice warm, subtropical storm from the Pacific. No more Alaska cold fronts!

Stay warm.

David

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KMartin

Workin on a few things for frost and freezes. Here is the test image for tonight into Saturday morning.

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I'm in the freeze, lol.

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John Case

Kevin,

Try working up a good old Pineapple Express for us!

Thanks!

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Don Little

I hit 35 last night and for the first time I had frost on my car this morning when I left for work at 6AM. My previous low was 37 and looks like I'll hit another one tonight.

Tonight the following are my projected lows:

Weather.com: 36

Accuweather: 35

NWS: 34

W underground: 32

Now matter how you look at it it's not going to be good. Well wait and see and hope for the best.

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KMartin

Stick us in there for around 32, lol.

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ghar41
Oooooooo boy....I'm showing a 36.4F on my trusty high/low. I didn't expect this temp at 12:20 am, and I'm very surprised and concerned....I didn't expect this at all.

:blink:

Ok...ended up being 32.5 at @ 4:30 am this past morning. Minimal frost, not too bad at all.

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DoomsDave

About7:30 p.m., local time and I just looked at the thermo in the coldest part of my back yard, and it's now 35.2 F, and the night's still very young.

It was 38.1 by my front door.

Me no likey this a one little bit, nuh-uh, no way Jose . . . . .

:(

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tropicalb

San Marcos:

46F inside my greenhouse out back right now....i have my heater / fan on the bricks combo going right now, so everything should be okay!

got down to 37F with no heater last nite (forgot to turn it on!)

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happ
About7:30 p.m., local time and I just looked at the thermo in the coldest part of my back yard, and it's now 35.2 F, and the night's still very young.

It was 38.1 by my front door.

Me no likey this a one little bit, nuh-uh, no way Jose . . . . .

:(

Damn Dave! Good luck, bro. How far are you from Fullerton? [reporting 48F\ 8.8c & Anaheim 47.

48.8F\ 9.2c

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BS Man about Palms

42F and 45F right now... Still really wet out there, I'm hoping the breeze and evaporation help.

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epicure3

46F on one and 48F on another right now. Tomorrow night is the first NWS forecasted temp into the 30s (forecasted 38F) since Jan '07.

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BS Man about Palms
San Marcos:

46F inside my greenhouse out back right now....i have my heater / fan on the bricks combo going right now, so everything should be okay!

got down to 37F with no heater last nite (forgot to turn it on!)

Burt- decided to enact the "halogen light heater" tonite about 1 1/2 hours ago (with lo fan)in the greenhouse. Just looked and sitting at 50F right now. :)

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tropicalb

that halogen light idea is a good one Bill....seems to work great for you!

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