The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/SnlJS2) that shelter operators say the dip in temperatures is expected to fill beds as more people seek to get in out of the cold.
AccuWeather meteorologist Bob Smerbeck says the cold front coming down from western Canada and sweeping across the country will prompt the longest period of freezing weather so far this winter.
John Records, who runs the Mary Isaak Center in Petaluma, plans to put put out extra sleeping mats and make more space for people.
Jennielynn Holmes of Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa says the waiting list to get in her three shelters doubled Wednesday morning.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com