Cold Temps and High Winds Hit San Diego

San Diegans should grab their coats and bundle up before stepping outside as temperatures dipped to their lowest point this fall Monday night - and in some places that was nearly freezing.

Round 11 p.m. Monday It was 41 degrees in Alpine, 38 degrees at Viejas Casino, and a freezing 32 degrees in Pine Valley.

A family visited from Mexicali told NBC7 the cold caught them by surpise.

"We didn't think it was going to be this cold," the father said. "We got new clothes for them," he explained pointing to his children wearing parkas.

Along with the cold severe winds caused problems around the county.

Gusts in the 40 mph range were recorded in Mission Beach, San Diego, Del Mar and Point Loma early Monday.

More gusts between 30 and 40 mph are possible under a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

The City of Coronado reported several boats washed ashore Monday morning due to the high winds.

San Diego Police responded to several downed trees in the UC San Diego area and a downed street light.

Gusts of wind blew up sand at Abbott and Santa Monica in Ocean Beach prompting the closure of one block to traffic.

Firefighters in National City traded their hoses for chainsaws, cutting up small trees that blocked Civic Center Drive.

Driving may be difficult, due to sudden gusts.

Michael Buxton talked to NBC 7 about the winds while riding his scooter in Point Loma.

“The wind makes it a little different, perhaps more hazardous, but you just have to be a little more careful,” Buxton said.

A twister Sunday swept through the town of Denair near Modesto, toppling trees and fences, breaking windows and ripping off part of a church roof. Meteorologists planned to survey the scene and rate the level of damage on Monday. There were no reports of injuries.

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