The current cold snap may have Sonoma residents firing up space heaters and slipping on icy roads. But no weather records will be broken this time, according to meteorologists.
Temperatures accompanying Friday’s half-inch of rain got cold and stayed there, with nighttime lows in the 20s. A low of 21 degrees was expected for Monday night.
Those are low numbers for this region, but not the lowest ever, said Bob Benjamin, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Western Region Headquarters.
For Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, “It doesn’t look like we’re going to get any records broken, at least in Sonoma County,” Benjamin said. “But it was very cold this morning,” he added Monday, “like 19 (degrees) out at Sonoma (County) airport.”
Still, the current cold snap had “some very formidable records” to beat, he said. In Sonoma, the record low stands at 17 degrees, set in 1972.