It's the beginning of February and the southern California cold front is blowing in. Yesterday, several cities dropped to surprisingly low temperatures. Have you heard that part of San Diego was colder than Antarctica yesterday?
Temperatures plunged to a low of 20 F outside near the Ramona Airport and Mount Laguna.
Julian came in for a close second at 22 F. Borrego Springs, Sunrise Highway, Pauma, and Valley Center all tied for the third-coldest places in San Diego County yesterday at 23 F.
According to the Tribune, this is the coldest the city has been in quite some time at the San Diego International Airport. It even tied the old record from 1894!
To put this all in perspective, these San Diego cities were colder than the Esperanza Base in Antarctica yesterday, which had a daily high of 39 F. Crazy, right?
The cold weather was caused by a storm traveling down from the Pacific Northwest, gathering chilly air and high winds from the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada regions.
Brr, it's cold out there! Here are current wind chills across sections of southern CA. Many 20s and 30s, and parts… https://t.co/Q07v7I1xBA— NWS San Diego (@NWS San Diego)1580828761.0
Some of this windchill was pushed to San Diego by the Santa Ana winds.
Fortunately for local residents, it looks like the cold is finally passing through. Temperatures in Ramona today are 54 F and the average San Diego city temperature today is 59 F. Thankfully, the record low is over.
At 4:56 AM today the temperature at the San Diego Airport fell to 38 degrees. This ties the record low for this dat… https://t.co/mVdSNMipET— NWS San Diego (@NWS San Diego)1580920559.0
However, if you plan on visiting soon, make sure to bring a raincoat and some extra layers to stay warm and cozy.
It's really cold out there this morning. Very dry air allows heat to radiate and that's what's going on now. Here's… https://t.co/9GNcyETmFd— NWS San Diego (@NWS San Diego)1580909569.0
As much as we would love to have it, beach and board shorts weather doesn't seem like it's going to come around here anytime soon.