VICTOR VALLEY-(VVNG.com): Victor Valley residents are for the most part aware of the sometimes harsh weather conditions that we face here on a yearly basis. From scorching hot summers to chilly winters, we have grown accustomed to the drastic conditions and changes, sometimes even from day to night.
It may seem like a couple of weeks ago when we were running the air conditioners and jumping in pools trying to beat the heat. Now we are layering our clothing, using our fireplaces, turning on heaters and bundling up in blankets.
The seven-day forecast is showing daytime highs between a chilly 38 degrees to still cool 57 degrees with nights dropping below freezing every day and to 20 degrees on Wednesday.
According to the Weather Channel, we will have an 80% chance of precipitation on Tuesday with mixed rain and snow. On Tuesday night we are expecting a 60% chance of less that 1” of snow in Adelanto, 70% chance of less than 1” of snow for the Victorville and Apple Valley area and about 1” in Hesperia before midnight. Phelan has an 80% chance of getting approximately 1” of snow.
New Years eve will see a high of approximately 38 degrees, dropping down to a low of about 20 degrees. Victorville will be bringing in 2015 with a crisp 42 degrees with sun and clouds.
Make sure if you or someone you know lacks a warm place to stay they are welcome to head over to the Victor Valley Rescue Mission warming shelter located at the Victorville Fairgrounds west side gate entrance. This will be open every evening at 6pm that night-time lows are expected to drop below freezing temperatures.
Also, don’t forget, like people, pets all have different amounts of tolerance to cold. Some longer hair or specific breeds can handle more cold than shorter hair, ill or elderly pets but none should ever be left outside in below-freezing temperatures.During cool temperature above freezing make sure to have a Dogloo type dog house with hay or something similar padding the bottom, this typically provides more warmth than blankets will.
(weather data collected from The Weather Channel at www.weather.com)