Hard Freeze Warning issued by NWS for Motherlode

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 19, 2016 / comments

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE:

HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM PST MONDAY

. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA

...HARD FREEZE POSSIBLE OVER INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUNDAY AND MONDAY MORNINGS...

.COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY MORNING WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS FOR SOME LOCATIONS. LOW TEMPERATURES BELOW 28 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS CAN KILL CROPS. MONDAY MORNING THE COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE A LITTLE MORE WIDESPREAD.

A HARD FREEZE IS DEFINED AS MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 28 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST 3 TO 5 HOURS.

PROTECT VEGETATION AND SENSITIVE PLANTS THE NEXT COUPLE OF MORNINGS.

...HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY...
...HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A HARD FREEZE WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY. A HARD FREEZE WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HARD FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURES...MIDDLE TO UPPER 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

* IMPACTS...PROTECT CROPS AND SENSITIVE VEGETATION. BRINGS PETS   INDOORS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

A HARD FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.