Snow on Volcan Mountain on Tuesday morning. Courtesy UCSD HPWREN network

A cold snap that settled over Southern California over the weekend delivered a few record low temperatures in the San Diego area Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported.

The extra-cold winter conditions led to minimum readings of 23 degrees in Ramona, replacing the former low for the date of 26, set in 2006; and 29 degrees in Vista, down from the former Feb. 20 milestone of 33 degrees, established in 1971.

In Oceanside, Tuesday morning’s low-temperature mark of 35 degrees tied the prevailing record for the date, set in 1945.

Due to the ongoing frigid conditions, a weather service frost advisory indicating a likelihood of thermometer readings as low as the mid-20s was in effect for a second straight night Tuesday evening in local valley communities. The warning will extend from 10 p.m. Tuesday evening until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

A slight warming trend is expected for the remainder of the workweek, though temperatures will remain below average at least through the end of the month, according to forecasters.

City News Service 

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