I would suspect that most people around the country have no idea, the micro-climates we have here in California. In fact, just 44 miles to the west is the charming small town of Weaverville, and it is currently 4 below zero. Truckee, Ca is at ZERO right now. We're at 29.
Apparently we are getting some Alaskan frigid cold-front we rarely get.
It's been cold but the good thing is, it's been clear and sunny. That helps. However our winter days are soon to be gone as this front passes by or goes where Alaskan frigid cold-fronts go - and we are looking at some warmer weather; inching toward the 60's. (This cold front is even cold down in Palm Springs - right now they are at 38)
We would not have made it last year without heat in the house. Great timing for us to get that new Hvac - just in time for one of the coldest winters we have ever had.