April 7, 2009


The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a freeze warning... which is in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 9 am EDT/8 am CDT/ Wednesday.

A cold airmass will continue to pour into the region today on breezy northwest winds. The coldest temperatures will be felt early Wednesday morning as the center of the Arctic airmass settles overhead or just to our south. In addition to light or calm winds... the sky will be clear and the airmass very dry creating nearly ideal radiational cooling conditions. As a result... temperatures will drop at or just below the freezing mark over a widespread area a few hours before sunrise Wednesday morning. The potential for a light freeze will be highest over rural areas away from urban centers. Total freeze durations will only be a couple of hours and coastal and urban areas will likely not freeze. Frost will also be a possibility early Wednesday morning.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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