Southern Californians Bundle Up Amid Cold Advisories

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Southern Californians prepared to bundle up on New Year’s Eve as below-average temperatures continued and the county issued a cold weather advisory for some areas.

Frost advisories were issued for most areas of Southern California on Monday night.

Wind chill temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s for the Mount Wilson and Santa Clarita Valley areas, and in single digits and the 10s for Lancaster.

Los Angeles County officials urged children and the elderly to ensure they don’t get too cold while outside, and said residents shouldn’t use stoves, barbeques or ovens to heat their homes due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The county also urged residents to dress in layers of warm clothing, offer to help people who don’t have a heater, and protect extremities from the cold by wearing a hat, scarf, gloves, and socks.

Temperatures will warm up on Tuesday and are expected in the 60s for the Rose Bowl. Temperatures will rise to above average later this week.

A Winter Shelter Program is available for seniors and those looking for a place to stay warm. Locations and transportation information can be found on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s website at http://www.lahsa.org/winter_shelter_program.asp, or by calling the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone.

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