...DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN WIND CHILLS AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPS...
* Frigid temperatures have settled into the region with highs
remaining below freezing in many locations today and possibly
Tuesday. Overnight lows last night were already some of the
coldest the region has seen in 5-10 years. Lows tonight will be
as cold if not colder, especially for areas near and south of
I-80. Be sure to protect vulnerable populations, pets, and
livestock from these continued very cold temperatures. It's
also a good idea to make sure that your pipes are protected from
* Increasing northeast to east winds will drive down wind chill
values, with temperatures downright dangerous in exposed areas
of the high Sierra. Wind chills may reach -20 to -35 degrees
tonight in the High Sierra. Exposed skin could rapidly see
frostbite in these conditions. It may be a good idea to stay
indoors, or make sure to have proper safety gear if you are
recreating in the back country.
* A gradual warming trend will be on tap from midweek onward.