San Gabriel is bracing for record cold as temperatures are expected to fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for more than four hours overnight. Our seasonal residents might find it odd that the local government takes the winter weather as seriously as they do. This is understandable because many of our residents also have homes in very cold climates. Remember, however, that this is the tropics and our trees, plants, roads, and year-round citizens are not accustomed to this temperature extreme.

Here are some tips:

  • Residents are encouraged to cover their tropical foliage with extra sheets to shelter them from the punishing cold.
  • Be mindful of your pets. Your dog’s paws might get cold when you walk them outside in the morning. The mayor encourages all residents to get their canine companions doggie booties for these very instances.
  • Never leave a space heater unattended. A space heater can cause a fire. Make sure to turn off the heater when leaving your home or going to sleep.
  • Enjoy the short-lived reprieve from our otherwise very warm climate. This will probably be your only chance to wear that new sweater you got for Christmas.