Tuesday freeze breaks, ties 5 record lows across valley

11:19 AM, Jan 17, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - Sacramento officially tied a 49-year-old record Tuesday morning when the Sacramento Executive Airport dropped to 24 degrees.  That matched the temperature observed on January 17, 1963.

Other new record lows Tuesday morning included Redding with 18 degrees (old record 24 in 1910), Red Bluff with 20 degrees (old record 20 in 1888), Stockton with 22 degrees (old record 23 in 1963), and Modesto with 23 (old record 25 in 1987).

Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing again early Wednesday morning and valley residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions again including keeping sprinkler systems shut off and covering plants and fruit trees.


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