Freeze Alert Issued for Novato for Friday December 10th

(Posted December 10, 2021)   The National Weather Service for the San Francisco Bay Area issued a freeze warning for the North Bay interior valleys, which includes the cities of Santa Rosa, South Santa Rosa, Napa, San Rafael, Petaluma, Novato, and Rohnert Park.  The freeze warning goes into effect Friday (12/10/21) night at midnight and continues overnight until 8 a.m. Saturday (12/11/21). During this time, residents can expect a few to several hours of sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 degrees.   These freezing conditions can damage and break unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Now is the time to protect your outdoor water pipes from winter freeze. Wrap exposed pipe with insulation and avoid inconvenient and costly breaks. Measure the pipe diameter and determine the total length of insulation needed, to purchase the correct size and quantity. Copper wire or plastic wire ties work best to keep the insulation in place.  You will be able to get all the supplies you may need at your local hardware store.