VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( — As temperatures plummet, a Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory have been issued for various regions, forewarning residents of the Inland Empire, San Diego County Valleys/Deserts, and the Coachella Valley to brace themselves for a bone-chilling night.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Freeze Warning for portions of the Inland Empire, spanning from south of Hemet to Lake Elsinore.

Additionally, a Frost Advisory covers the San Diego County Valleys/Deserts and the Coachella Valley. The Freeze Warning and Frost Advisory go into effect from 1 AM – 9 AM on Monday.

According to the NWS, this will likely be the coldest night of winter so far!

Residents in these areas are urged to take necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families, and their property from the harsh temperatures.

Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Taking steps such as letting the faucet drip to prevent frozen pipes, covering sensitive vegetation, bringing pets indoors, and ensuring adequate heating in homes will be crucial to mitigate the effects of the deep freeze.

Recommended actions:

To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

A few of the forecasted low overnight temperatures for January 7 include; 23 degrees in Victorville, 24 degrees in Hesperia, 27 degrees in Lucerne Valley, 15 degrees degrees in Wrightwood, and 10 degrees in Big Bear Lake.

On this day in 1913:

The coldest weather on record gripped San Diego County on 1/6 and on this day. In San Diego the morning low temperature on 1/6 was a record low 28° and the high temperature was an all-time record low maximum of 45°. On this day the low temperature was 25°, the lowest temperature on record. Other low temperatures on this day were 4° in Campo, 9° in Cuyamaca, 13° in Alpine, 15° in Julian and Lakeside, 20° in El Cajon, 22° in Lemon Grove, 24° in La Mesa, and 26° in Chula Vista. It was a killing freeze all over San Diego County and many crops and fruit were lost. Water pipes were frozen, trolley lines were disrupted and fishing nets were made unusable. There was ice skating in a San Diego fountain on ice 0.75 inch thick.

**National Weather Service

Additionally, after the gusty onshore winds on Sunday, winds turn offshore tonight and strengthen, peaking early Monday morning.

According to the NWS, a Wind Advisory has been issued for the San Bernardino Co Mtns and the Santa Ana Mtns, and breezy conditions could spread through the IE & inland Orange County.

Freeze Warning
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected.

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