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Saturday
Feb262011

Winter Weather Sees Record Lows for California

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It could be a quick walk down the red carpet for Hollywood's hottest celebrities at Sunday’s Academy Awards, as record low temperatures are expected for the weekend across California.

An arctic blast up and down the West Coast has seen the mercury plummet as low as 39 degrees in Los Angeles and snow fall for the first time in 35 years in the San Francisco area.

Though precipitation in the city has not been heavy enough to cause any accumulation in San Francisco, the snow still has area residents stocking up on supplies.

Sierra County, Calif., which lays inland of San Francisco on the Nevada border, was hit the hardest, with some having to cancel travel plans due to heavy snow.

Meanwhile heavy rains in the Santa Cruz Mountains have officials concerned about safety as well.

In Oakland, extremely high winds have tossed tree limbs around neighborhoods, with one crashing through the windows of a baby's bedroom. The child was not hurt.

About 350 miles south, the iconic sign that looms over Hollywood could be dusted in a light snow for the Academy Awards. Producers of the hotly-anticipated Oscar ceremony have covered the Kodak Theatre's outdoor set decorations and iconic red carpet in tarp. 

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