Winter doesn’t officially begin for another few weeks. However, to meteorologists, winter has arrived!
So far SoCal has escaped. That’s about to change.
The map (above – courtesy HamWeather.com) compares Wednesday’s highs to the average for December 4. Cold air has dropped down from Canada. Instead of turning east, it’s mainly slithered south.
Already NWS has issued Hard Freeze Warnings for the agriculturally important San Joaquin Valley. The Los Angeles office anticipates some frost or freeze as close as the San Fernando Valley (aka “The Valley”)
The official forecast has Los Angeles seeing upper 30°s and lower 40°s overnight all the way to the weekend.
A tease on Channel 7 warned of the “Bitterly cold weather” on the way.”
Bitterly cold? I guess it’s a matter of perspective.
So far this winter we’ve had the heat on around 25 minutes. I expect we’ll be multiplying that this week.
Last week I saw Grace, one of our neighbors, walking her dog Bailey. Grace was wearing a thermal jacket and scarf. It was in the sixties. I can’t imagine how she’ll dress for this.
Right after I posted this entry Ryan Maue put the map (below – click to enlarge) from the 00z European model on Twitter. It’s calling for a freeze all the way to the LA County coast by Monday! For SoCal that is serious weather.