Below-freezing temperatures were felt across much of Orange County early Saturday morning, and more frosty weather is in the weekend forecast.
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the county until Sunday at 8 a.m., including the coastal areas where temperatures will be well below average until Tuesday morning. Winds could gust to 20 mph on Sunday, making it feel even colder.
The cold snap will also be felt south of Orange County, prompting San Diego Gas & Electric to remind people of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, particularly from gas heaters that are being turned on for the first time this winter:
• Symptoms of CO poisoning can include nausea, headaches, paralysis and even death.
• Never use a gas oven, portable barbeque or range for space heating.
• Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur as a result of a poorly ventilated heater or a CO leak from another source. Have natural gas furnaces checked at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor.
• Vacuum and clean regularly in and around the furnace, particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust and lint.
• Never store items in, on or around the appliance that can obstruct airflow.
• If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from CO poisoning, call 911 immediately.
• Visit sdge.com/safety for more information on staying safe.