Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:31 PM
pinto (106,005 posts)
FYI - Freeze Warning / Watch for coastal valleys, SLO County to LA County. Sun AM, Mon AM
San Luis Obispo County Central Coast, CA; Santa Barbara County Central Coast, CA; Santa Barbara County South Coast, CA
Issued by The National Weather Service
Los Angeles, CA
Sat, Jan 12, 2013, 9:06 AM PST
FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY... ... FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... ... FROST ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...
* TEMPERATURES... BETWEEN 24 AND 28 DEGREES EARLY SUNDAY MORNING... AND POSSIBLY EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS... SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES CAN CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO UNPROTECTED PLANTS AND CROPS.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS THAT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 28 DEGREES OR LOWER FOR AT LEAST TWO CONSECUTIVE HOURS.
A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
SUB-FREEZING NIGHTTIME LOWS IN MANY AREAS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW FREEZING IN MANY AREAS DURING THE NEXT FEW NIGHTS. THIS WILL LIKELY BE THE COLDEST WEATHER OF THE SEASON SO FAR. LOW TEMPERATURES SUNDAY MORNING WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S IN SOME OF THE COASTAL VALLEYS AND ON THE CENTRAL COAST AWAY FROM THE BEACHES... AND IN THE UPPER 20S ACROSS MUCH OF THE VENTURA COUNTY COAST AND THE SOUTH COAST OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. TEMPERATURES MAY EVEN DROP TO FREEZING ACROSS COLDER PORTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COASTAL PLAIN AWAY FROM THE BEACHES OR DOWNTOWN TONIGHT. SINGLE DIGIT OVERNIGHT LOWS ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE ANTELOPE VALLEY.
VERY LITTLE CHANGE IN OVERNIGHT LOWS IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY NIGHT ACROSS SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES... AND IN WIND SHELTERED LOCATIONS OF VENTURA COUNTY. HOWEVER... DEVELOPING OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PROBABLY KEEP MANY OF THE VALLEYS AND COASTAL AREAS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES A BIT WARMER THOSE NIGHTS.
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Response to bunnies (Reply #2)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:35 PM
pinto (106,005 posts)
3. Odd weather pattern for Jan, no? We have an occasional hard freeze here,
~ every 3-4 years, or so. Main impact is on the homeless, local commercial crops and home gardeners. 25 degrees for 2 hours is lethal for people without adequate shelter, trouble for avocado and citrus, especially for those orchards in lower levels of the valleys since cold air runs down the slope and settles, and home gardeners who've grown complacent with our usual mild winters.
Fortunately many churches, organizations and others who have space open temp shelters to add to what's available for folks at risk. Growers have generally been through this before. They've likely picked everything that was market ready, realize there's going to be a set back on future production. And home gardeners get a reminder to protect what they can - cover, move or let it go.
Response to pinto (Reply #3)
Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:51 PM
bunnies (13,266 posts)
4. Very odd.
But so was last year for us. We had a big snow storm on Halloween but nothing significant at all after that. The snow is actually melting on my deck right now. Usually we have icicles 6 ft long from the roof at this point. Not this year though. & no real sub-zero cold snaps.
Of course for us, we dont mind so much. 50 degrees in January is a shorts day for lots of people here (not me!). But I worry when you guys get hit with our weather. No way you have the kind of weather-proofing required to keep you comfy. Nevermind all the people on the street. Our homeless are, disgustingly, more used to freezing their asses off. And arctic air here doesnt threaten our food supply.
A week from now everyone will be griping that the cost of oranges has gone up. But no one will think twice about the people in the cold.
Stay warm, pinto. We went an entire winter here without heat. It SUCKS to be cold.