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Freezing Temperatures Chill Southern California

cold-picBaby, it’s cold outside! Parts of Southern California dealt with freezing conditions for a second straight day on Friday.

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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.

The cold snap continues this morning with a noticeable chill in the air.
KTLA’s Doug Kolk got stuck on snow patrol again this morning and is live in Frazier Park.

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12/21/12

SoCal Residents Deal with More Freezing Temps

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Parts of the Southland were again dealing with freezing conditions early Friday, as the start of the winter season made its presence felt.

A frost advisory remains in effect through 9 a.m. for several areas, including the San Fernando Valley and the Ventura County interior and coastal valleys.

Residents in the Antelope Valley bundled up for the night, as temperatures dipped below freezing again.

In Lancaster, everyone from shoppers to soccer players layered in clothing to deal with the cold. And a local nursery dragged plants inside to protect them from the freeze.

Temperatures were expected to warm up to 65 degrees along the coast and 68 degrees in the valleys. The high desert will get up to about 57 degrees.

Cool and unsettled weather is on the way, however, with the first disturbance bringing rain to the area Friday night and Saturday.

It will be followed by a second disturbance Sunday night and Monday.

Fair weather will prevail on Christmas Day, but another storm system will bring a shot of rain to the area Wednesday and Thursday.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Parts of Southern California braced for another frost advisory on Thursday night after enduring freezing temperatures the night before.

The advisories were issued for 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the Santa Clarita Valley, Simi Valley and parts of the San Fernando Valley.

Residents are urged to keep their pets indoors and to cover their plants.

Temperatures were expected to hit 15 degrees in Lancaster and 19 degrees in Palmdale. It will drop to about 35 degrees in Burbank.

“We didn’t know it’d be this cold,” said one resident of the Antelope Valley. “I didn’t wear a warmer jacket.”

Meanwhile the owner of a local nursery was taking care of the plants.

“We’re keeping them warm with an insulator and making sure they’ve got plenty of mulch,” Veronica Cacho said.

Temperatures will warm up to 70 degrees in Los Angeles on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Several areas across Southern California, including the Antelope Valley, were dealing with freezing temperatures on Thursday morning.

A frost advisory remains in effect through 9 a.m. Thursday for much of the region, as temperatures in some areas dipped below freezing overnight.

Interior valley areas saw some of the coldest temperatures, the National Weather Service said, with “widespread temperatures” below 28 degrees.

Lancaster recorded a record low of 14 degrees, breaking the previous record of 15 degrees set in 2006. Palmdale also saw sub-freezing temperatures.

At the Lancaster Community Shelter, all 120 beds were full Wednesday night as people packed in to get a shower and a hot meal.

Officials warned that residents should make sure their pets are indoors and their plants are covered.

Temperatures will warm up into the 60s by Thursday afternoon for most coastal and inland areas. Highs will be in the 40s in the mountains and the 50s in the high desert.

Some areas could see frost again on Thursday night. Forecasters said that another series of storms is expected over the weekend.

Widespread frost advisories will remain in effect until 9 a.m. across Southern California. Temperatures in the 60s are expected later in the day. Henry DiCarlo has your complete forecast.

Freezing temperatures had many Southern California residents bundling up on Wednesday night. Rick Chambers was in Lancaster, where people were doing their best to stay warm.

Southern California braces for freezing temperatures overnight. Frost advisories have been issues for many areas. Vera Jimenez has your complete forecast.

Temperatures in the Antelope Valley were expected to hit the teens on Wednesday night.

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