The Napa County airport recorded a record low temperature Tuesday morning — 19 degrees — which beat the old Napa record of 24 degrees for the date, Accuweather reported.
“The temperature just dropped like crazy last night,” meteorologist Ken Clark of Accuweather said Tuesday morning.
With temperatures in the low 20s common all over town, dog water dishes iced over, fountains froze and when some residents turned on the tap, they discovered that their lines were frozen.
Napa’s Water Department was hit with a barrage of calls Tuesday morning from customers who had no water, said Joy Eldredge, water general manager.
Tuesday night was expected to be warmer, but the temperature depends on when clouds arrive from the north, Clark said.
The National Weather Service is predicting a low of 25 degrees, but if the clouds don’t arrive before dawn the temperature could drop to the low 20s, Clark said.
Pipes freeze along the two- to three-foot span where they emerge from the ground and enter the house, Eldredge said. Wrapping these sections in a couple of towels typically prevents freezing, she said.
Eldredge said she didn’t know of any pipes bursting due to freezing.
Rain is forecast for the end of the week, possibly arriving Wednesday night over Napa, but more likely on Thursday, Clark said.
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