The official temperature was 33 degrees at 4:09 a.m., according to the National Weather Service – just shy of the 1952 record of 32 degrees.
A stunning light display on the waters off Newport Beach drew throngs of spectators.
Spectators Monday prepared to secure their permanent spots along the 124th Tournament of Roses parade route.
Space shuttle Endeavour is making its way to the California Science Center, where it is slated to arrive later Saturday.
The National Weather Service has extended high surf advisories through Sunday as wicked waves continue to pound California’s south facing beaches.
The U.S Bureau of Land Management says its staff failed to follow established procedures for permitting and monitoring a Mojave Desert off-road race in which eight spectators were killed.