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Brrr! It was 7 degrees in Yosemite, and more chilliness is on the way

The coldest spot in Central California on Monday morning was Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, where the thermometer fell to a bone-chilling 7 degrees.

The popular summer spot, at 8,600 feet, has no visitors now because Tioga Road (Highway 120) is closed.

The National Weather Service issued a roundup of cold morning temperatures in response to the winter-like chill that has settled over the region.

Here’s more early Monday temperatures from selected locales:

▪ Shaver Lake, 20

▪ Hume Lake, 21

▪ Yosemite Valley, 27

▪ Bass Lake, 28

▪ Two miles north of Coalinga, 29

▪ Madera Airport, 30

▪ Tulare, 32

▪ Lemoore Naval Air Station, 32

▪ Visalia Airport, 32

▪ Fresno Yosemite International, 35

▪ North Clovis, 36

A hard freeze warning has been issued by the weather service for 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday in the central San Joaquin Valley. Temperatures will fall to the upper 20s to lower 30s. Residents are advised to cover exposed pipes and protect sensitive plants and pets left outdoors.

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