California to See Freezing Temps From

California to See Freezing Temps From "Yukon Express" System

CALIFORNIA - President’s Day will be a chilly one for growers in California. A cold air mass referred to as the "Yukon Express" is expected to bring a wave of freezing temperatures down from Western Canada and into California, putting the Central Coast, including Salinas and Watsonville, on watch.

"Break out the jackets and sweaters! Today's upper-level charts are advertising the ‘Yukon Express’ developing on Presidents' Day and continuing through much of next week," said PG&E Meteorologist John Lindsey in a tweet on February 15. "Maximum temperatures will only reach the mid-50s with the overnight lows in the 30s."

According to a report by industry weather source Weathermelon, next Monday and Tuesday mornings will likely see frost and freeze warnings for Northern Coastal regions and the Central Valley. Weathermelon predicts Monday and Tuesday morning minimum temps as the following:

  • Salinas - 33/34
  • Santa Maria - 34/34
  • Modesto - 31/31
  • Fresno - 31/32
  • Visalia - 29/29
  • Bakersfield - 33/35

The trend Lindsey discussed will occur over the course of next week, until Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported. Lindsey shared with the source that he doesn’t predict any rain during this period. But good news for California’s drought levels. PG&E’s longer-range models predict more wet weather by the end of the month.

AndNowUKnow will keep our eyes on California’s growing regions and the weather coming their way, so stay tuned as we continue our updates!