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Cold temps blow into Coachella Valley

Cold temps blow into Coachella Valley

INDIO, Calif. - Cold weather and winds are bringing some very low temperatures to our local mountains and are forcing folks to turn on their heaters to keep warm at night.

"It is the time of season for it," said Paul Harding of Redlands who was shopping at the Walmart in Indio as cold winds started to blow through the area.

"I am getting old and as it gets colder things hurt, joints that kind of thing, so it take a little more energy to get up and going," Harding said.

YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST

So Cal Gas representatives said people should double check the filters on their furnace to make sure everything is running well.

Firefighters with Cal Fire said Space heaters should be kept a safe distance from anything that could catch fire and away from kids and pets. As cold as it can be in the valley, it’s much colder at the top of the Tram. If you’re planning on holiday fun at 9,000 feet park rangers said you better come prepared and wearing the right clothing.

"A lot of times people will dress either too warmly and then sweat and as they separate that clothing apart that sweat will freeze and hypothermia can usually break out from that area," said Ranger Bill Solylo.

ARE YOU A FAN OF THE COLD TEMPERATURES OR WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE A WARM HOLIDAY SEASON? LEAVE A COMMENT DOWN BELOW!

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