FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield area experienced a sixth record low early Sunday when the temperature fell to 27 degrees at Travis Air Force Base.
That’s 2 degree colder than the previous record of 29 recorded in 2010, according to Mike Pechner of Golden West Meteorology in Cordelia. The new record low for Dec. 15 was recorded shortly before 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A record low of 21 degrees was recorded early Dec. 6. Another record low was recorded early Tuesday – 24 degrees. Wednesday morning saw a third record low, 26 degrees. The low temperature recorded early Thursday at Travis Air Force Base tied a record – also 26 degrees. The low of 29 degrees recorded early Saturday at the base tied a record for the day.
As the cold spell continued, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued its 9th consecutive Winter Spare the Air day for Monday.
That makes it illegal for residents in Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo and Benicia along with the adjacent unincorporated areas of southern Solano County to burn wood in fireplaces or similar devices. Those who do face the possibility of a fine.
The warning extends to residents and businesses not to use their fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits or any other wood-burning devices. Homes without permanently installed heating, where wood stoves or fireplaces are the only source of heat, are exempt.
These mandatory no-burning alerts do not affect the north county, including Vacaville, Rio Vista, Dixon and the surrounding areas. This area is in the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, which has a Don’t Light Tonight advisory in effect through Monday due to projected moderate air pollution levels.
Compliance is voluntary.
Winter Spare the Air season for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District runs through Feb. 28. It’s the 13th Winter Spare the Air alert of the season.
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