Friday starts with 24 degrees in Pleasanton

Warmer tonight, but cold again for the weekend

Pleasanton residents should brace for continued freezing temperatures this morning as a frigid Canadian air mass continues its journey across much of the Western United States, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures dropped to 24 degrees at 5 a.m. this morning in the Vintage Hills section of Pleasanton although the thermometer is headed for a season normal of 52 degrees by mid-day.

Pleasanton should get a brief relief from the frigid late fall temperatures tonight when the low temperature is expected to reach just 39 degrees.

But then it's back to more hard freezes overnight with lows expected to be 27 degrees for both Saturday and Sunday and daytime highs of 46 tomorrow and 47 Sunday.

A freeze warning issued for much of the Bay Area will remain in effect until 9 a.m. this morning.

"We're finally getting our winter," said National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson.

Thursday morning, temperatures dropped to as low as 16 degrees in Napa and 18 degrees in Morgan Hill, according to the weather service.

In San Rafael, residents braved 30-degree temperatures Thursday morning and those in Oakland set out in the 34-degree chill, Anderson said.

Both beat cold-weather records set in 1972.

In Mountain View, temperatures dipped to 32 degrees Thursday morning, breaking a 15-year record, according to the National Weather


Anderson said temperatures are expected to rise slightly this morning, but that rain is expected on Saturday, as well as snow above 2,500

feet throughout the Bay Area.

He said motorists in the region should drive with extra caution on Saturday night and Sunday morning, when runoff from rain and snow is expected to create icy patches on area roadways.

Warmer temperatures are expected next week.

The cold snap is the result of a high-pressure cold air mass that originated in Northern Canada.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


Posted by Harold, a resident of Happy Valley
on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

...and the despot says there is global warming. what lies we are told.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

Global Warming: Web Link

Posted by pkg, a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

Ignorance is bliss! Global warming affects the entire planet with fluctuating and extreme weather conditions. We here in Pleasanton are not immune to it. If you don't think we've already been experiencing that, maybe you should read up on the catastrophic weather we've had in the last few years all over the planet. It might be in our neighborhood soon. When was the last time that we dropped 15 degrees in one day, only to experience below freezing cold weather for almost a week?

Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

Harold wrote: "...and the despot says there is global warming. what lies we are told."

Yes, Harold, a cold snap proves that there is no such thing as global warming. Thanks for your incisive observation.

Posted by Not Global Warming, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

I have lived in Pleasanton for over 30 years. I can assure you there have been many times that we have had a 15 degree drop from one day to the next. Pleasanton's temperatures can change very quickly depending on whether the air movement is coming off the ocean or the the desert. And, when we have a cold front moving down from the Artic, as we are now, the temperature drops dramatically. Blaming a 15 degree change on global warming is way off track.

Also, when you are "reading up" (sic) on catastrophic storms you should look at some actual historical data, rather than listening to the politically-biased cr#p put out by the left wing media. That would likely be an enlightening experience for you.

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

To "Not...",

At least you didn't say that it is ARROGANT to say that anything man could do would ever change the weather. That is of course a ridiculous sentiment, and I don't know why people repeat it.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Global warming is exactly what it is. May I politely suggest that if some of you do not understand Global Warming, that you ask a polite polar bear.

i rest my case...

Posted by Busting Science, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I don't give two hoots what the liberal media says. And what are they saying? That there are two sides to the issue of global warming.

And what do scientists say? 98% of them (the other 2% are employed by toxic polluters) say that global warming is here and is caused by man's assault upon our natural environment. In other words, there is no 'two sides' about it.

But you know what? I don't give two hoots what scientists say. Because all they're trying to do is lower the return on my investments in oil and chemicals.

Posted by Mike, a resident of Castlewood
on Dec 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

This should not be a political issue. Did that start just because Al Gore chose to talk about it, so suddenly the Right-wing media goes into some sort of denial and defense mode? My brother in law has a PHD in some type of science and has contributed research on global warming. He is adamant it is very real and scary. And guess what, he is a Republican who lives in the Midwest. Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be massively effected by this... And I guess it's easier to pretend its not real, but you are being kind of a jerk to your descendants who are the ones who will suffer. And no, one cold snap in Pleasanton or even few warm California winters are insignificant to the big picture.

Posted by Not Global Warming, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 8:50 am

To The Global Warming Huggers That Posted Here:

All I said to "pkg" was that a 15 degree drop in temperature from one day to the next had little to nothing to do with global warming. That kind of a swing in temperature in Pleasanton is actually common.

The subsequent postings here a typical global warming zealot outcry, which was completely out in the weeds from the subject of the news article which was that it reached 24 degrees. If you folks think hitting 24 degrees in Pleasanton is due to global warming you are seriously mistaken. I have seen it reach 10 degrees in Pleasanton and that also had little or nothing to due to with global warming.

BTW, if Al Gore is seriously interested in global warming and the environment, he should sell his 30,000 square foot mansion, quit flying around in his own personal 737, and clean up his own Super Fund Site environmental disaster mining operations in Tennessee. The guy is a walking (waddling?) blabbing hypocrite.

Posted by cold?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

Web Link

Posted by manbearpig, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

The whole climate change belief system went from pseudo-science, to politics, to religion, over the past 30 years. (shortly after the next ice age was declared in the mid-70's in Time magazine).
For those warming zealots that like to site cause and effect, read up on how this year's hurricane season (which was predicted to be nearly the worst ever--fear-mongering much?) turned out to be the quietest in nearly 40 years.
Even in the recent U.N climate meeting, participants had to relucantly admit there has been no 'warming' over the past 15 years. Their quest to redistribute money to poorer countries based on their climate change quest is starting to wear thin with non-beleivers who see this scam for what it is. Their hope was to get the useful idiots, who bought the premise for this scam, to push for legislation and regulations that would wrest control of a major portion of our economy (similar to what obamacare's goals are). Once this was done, they would be able to control most aspects of your lives and those of your employers (should they still be able to stay in business.
It's ironic that many of the glassy-eyed lemmings that grew up in the 60's and 70's preaching freedom and a 'if it feels good, do it' philosophy, are the same alarmist followers who now believe your freedom can only be tolerated if your lifestyle matches their utopian socialist beliefs (faith).
In the meantime, algore has a mansion near the beach, where he claimed sea levels would rise by 30 feet. You can't make this stuff up......

Posted by Citizen, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

@manbear - Nice one!
@cholo - Take your meds and stop giving them to your doxies!
i rest my case - te-he

Posted by Busting Science, a resident of Bridle Creek
on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Oh boy, I found some intellectual soulmates here. Forget about that bloviating blowhard Al Gore, its the world's so-called scientific community that we have should be criticizing. They criticize what's happening to the planet, but they continue to live on the planet! They're no longer doing science. All our scientists are now sudo-scientists who don't have a clue. If they don't like the world the Almighty God has given us, they ought to build a fancy high-pants rocket and zoom out of here. Hypocrits, all of them. What really burns my keester is that my taxes goes to sudo-science research. What has happened to us? Where is God? Why isn't he in the classroom where he belongs? And why aren't scientists complaining about future generations having to pay for my nextdoor neighbor's outrageous pension plan just because he worked for the city?

Posted by correct terminology, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

The correct terminology is Climate Change. Please stop using Global Warming.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Prove that "Climate Change" is the "correct" terminology. If you can't PROVE it, then anybody can say what they please and you will understand what they are referring to. Life requires flexibility. It's about accepting life on life's terms.

You seem to understand what others are saying or you wouldn't have offered you opinion...duh...if too uncomfortable with what folks are saying...the pray hard cause you're gonna need something to get over being so uptight.

i rest my case...

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Correction: You seem to understand what others are saying or you wouldn't have
offered your opinion...duh...if you're too uncomfortable with what folks are saying, then pray hard because you're gonna need something to get over being so uptight.

i rest my case...

tee hee hee...

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