The following statement was issued by the National Weather Service in Eureka, California:
Freezing temperatures are forecast to occur Saturday morning across much of Northwest California. The coldest temperatures as low as 29 degrees are expected in wind sheltered valleys. Most coastal locations will experience lows in the mid 30’s
The National Weather Service provides the following tips/tricks for residents facing a hard freeze:
- Adjust Your Schedule: If possible, adjust your schedule to avoid being outside during the coldest part of the day, typically the early morning. Try to find a warm spot for your children while waiting for the school bus outside.
- Protect Your Pets, Livestock and other Property: If you have pets or farm animals, make sure they have plenty of food and water, and are not overly exposed to extreme cold. Take precautions to ensure your water pipes do not freeze. Know the temperature thresholds of your plants and crops.
- Fill up the tank: Make sure your car or vehicle has at least a half a tank of gas during extreme cold situations so that you can stay warm if you become stranded.
- Dress for the outdoors even if you don’t think you’ll be out much.