September 2, 2014
Farmers in California's Central Valley are giving thanks that so far this weekend they have dodged the brunt of a storm that brought wind, rain, snow and freezing temperatures to much of the country.
California Citrus Mutual says farmers were able to prevent crop-freezing Sunday by using wind machines when temperatures in the agricultural region dropped to the upper 20s. Lower temperatures had been forecast.
Overnight lows in Los Angeles were in the high 30s, with high temperatures reaching the 50s.
That's cold by Southern California standards, nearly 20 degrees below the seasonal average.
Still, skies were sunny across almost all of the state.
An overnight frost advisory is in effect for LA's surrounding valleys, where temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20s Monday morning.
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