The arctic chill, which should start to subside once the rain comes later tonight, broke weather records across the Bay Area. Early this morning, "San Rafael had a low of 28 degrees, tying the city's previous record for the date set in 1972," reports CBS 5. "The North Bay had some of the lowest recorded temperatures in general ... with many areas reaching the low-20s."
Moffett Field tied a record low of 31 degrees today, beating a record set in 1994.
Santa Cruz hit a record low of 27 degrees for the date.
Salinas recorded a low of 29 degrees, "breaking its previous record of 30 degrees set in 1980."
CHP reports that "black ice caused several crashes on the U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 280 connector before dawn Tuesday." Brisk-related traffic advisories were issued along I-280, Hwy 101, and state Highway 17. And finally, Flights at SFO and Oakland were delayed for more than an hour in order to de-ice aircrafts.