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Sub-Freezing Temperatures Continue Across Central Coast

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:38:15 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2013 11:36:50 AM CST

Outdoor Pets and Crops in Danger during Cold Snap

Another night of sub-freezing temperatures are expected across the Central Coast and southern Santa Barbara County. But local resident's were able to dust off the winter jackets and enjoy the cold snap that has been gripping the Central Coast over the past few days.

As overnight lows dip below freezing, close attention needs to be paid to outdoor pets, who can freeze in the extreme weather, something that Michael Rottapel is well aware of. "This Maltese is used to warm weather, so I make sure to keep him warm during these cold nights."

A recent water main was blamed on cold temps, and morning frost has also caused dangerous conditions on the roadways.But at today's farmer's market, the colder temps didn't seem to dampen the holiday spirit

"Since it doesn't get this cold often here in Santa Barbara, people get excited," Julian Lindemuth said.

Sub-freezing temps are expected across much of the Central Coast tonight, but a warm-up is expected. And for many who make their living outside, there's relief there is no rain in the forecast.

Clare Edwards, who works at the Farmer's Market, said "Cold is better than rain. One of the Saturday markets it was wet and it made it a lot harder to work."


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