California C-C-Cold Snap Continues
Hard to believe but when I checked temperatures this morning it was 42 in the Utica-Rome area and–are you ready–36 in Los Angeles, the coldest morning there in 22 years. The cold snap has been sending Californians like my niece and her husband (pictured here near their home in Hermosa Beach) to the stores seeking sweaters and coats. Just how cold has it been?
In the Los Angeles area, famously torrid Woodland Hills, which usually makes news for its triple-digit temperatures, hit a low of 30 degrees Sunday morning. That was warm compared to Lancaster in north Los Angeles County, which hit 15 degrees. Temperatures were predicted to reach the low 20s for the second straight night in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meanwhile, in the Sierra Nevada, another subzero night was expected after a day in the 20s.
Fortunately the crops of the San Joaquin Valley has thus far been spared as growers have sprayed their fruits and veggies to spare them from the frost.