Freeze Warning in Effect Across Bay Area through Friday Morning

December 5, 2013 20:41 pm · 8 comments

Residents across the Bay Area should brace for more chilly temperatures overnight and Friday morning as a frigid Canadian air mass continues its journey across much of the Western United States, according to the National Weather Service.

A freeze warning issued for much of the Bay Area will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Friday.

The warning was issued for the entire Bay Area with the exception of San Francisco and could mean more record-setting temperatures, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said.

“We’re finally getting our winter,” he said.

Anderson said rain is expected on Saturday, as well as snow above 2,500 feet throughout the Bay Area.

He said motorists in the region should drive with extra caution on Saturday night and Sunday morning, when runoff from rain and snow is expected to create icy patches on area roadways.

Warmer temperatures are expected next week. The cold snap is the result of a high-pressure cold air mass that originated in Northern Canada.

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1 Denise December 5, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Please bring your pets indoors!

2 Brrrrrrr December 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

If it HAS to be this cold… Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!! :)

3 Bump December 6, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Increase patrol with CHP on highway 5 is what i would do

4 jtkatec December 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Is it a llegal frigid Canadian air mass? Is it crossing our borders legitimately?

Damn those Canadians, taking over our warm California air.

5 Antler December 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM

And coincidentally, the “Word of the Day” coming into my mailbox from Merriam-Webster is:

hibernaculum\hye-ber-NAK-yuh-lum\

noun
: a shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal (as an insect or reptile)

“The affliction has spread and stands to threaten major bat hibernacula to the south and west.” — From an article by Curtis Runyan in Nature Conservancy, Winter 2009

“The Game Commission estimates that close to 100,000 bats hibernated in Long Run Mine as recently as two years ago, making it the largest hibernaculum in the state then.” — From an article by Mary Ann Thomas in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, October 28, 2013″

Unfortunately, I cannot be dormant in my hibermaculum today (fyi…..spellcheck has a red-dot issue with that word). I’ll be making the UPS Store, USPS, library book sale set-up, and marketing run today…….but driving slooooooowly (icy deck and basketball court today, so the roads will be the same for a few hours).

Happy day, y’all.

6 See Jane December 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Thank you, #5, for knowing the difference between coincidence and irony.

7 jtkatec December 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Sounds like a contagious disease….. get away from me!!! I don’t want to catch your hye-ber-NAK-yuh-lum.

8 claycordian December 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Tell me again, Al Gore: What is this global warming that you speak of?

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