URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
136 AM EST SAT NOV 24 2012

…LIGHT FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…SOUTH GEORGIA…AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BED…EXCEPT FOR THE PANHANDLE BEACHES…

.A COLD FRONT WAS MOVING QUICKLY THROUGH THE AREA THIS
MORNING…BRINGING COOLER AND MUCH DRIER AIR TO THE REGION. AS A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BECOMES CENTERED OVER SOUTH GEORGIA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING…THE WIND WILL BECOME CALM. THE COMBINATION OF VERY DRY AIR…CLEAR SKIES…CALM WIND…AND INCREASINGLY LONG LATE AUTUMN NIGHTS…WILL ALLOW STRONG COOLING TO TAKE PLACE. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING SHORTLY BEFORE DAWN ON SUNDAY.

EVEN THOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY BE SLIGHTLY WARMER MONDAY MORNING…THERE IS STILL THE POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER BRIEF LIGHT FREEZE FOR PORTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA. AREAS OF FROST ARE
EXPECTED MONDAY MORNING AS WELL…EVEN AT LOCATIONS WHERE THE TEMPERATURES STAY A FEW DEGREES ABOVE THE FREEZING POINT.

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ENTERPRISE…OZARK…FORT RUCKER… DALEVILLE…HEADLAND…ABBEVILLE…GENEVA…HARTFORD…SAMSON… SLOCOMB…MALVERN…TAYLOR…ASHFORD…DOTHAN…KINSEY…
COWARTS…WEBB…COTTONWOOD…REHOBETH…DE FUNIAK SPRINGS… HUDSON…BONIFAY…CRYSTAL LAKE…CHIPLEY…FIVE POINTS…
MARIANNA…GRACEVILLE…MALONE…SNEADS…YOUNGSTOWN…
BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE… TALLAHASSEE…SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE… SWEETWATER…CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY… GEORGETOWN…FORT GAINES…CUTHBERT…SHELLMAN…ARLINGTON… MORGAN…EDISON…LEARY…DAWSON…ALBANY…LEESBURG…
SMITHVILLE…SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA… DOUGLASVILLE…BLAKELY…COLQUITT…NEWTON…CAMILLA…PELHAM… MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND 136 AM EST SAT NOV 24 2012 /1236 AM CST SAT NOV 24 2012/

Freeze warning in effect from 2 AM EST /1 AM cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM cst/ sunday…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a freeze warning, which is in effect from 2 AM EST /1 AM cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM cst/ sunday.

* temperature, low temperatures from 27 to 32 degrees, with the coldest readings in open fields away from urban areas and
beaches. temperatures in more heavily urbanized areas like downtown tallahassee will remain above freezing.

* duration (1 to) 3 hours.

* impacts, because this will be a rather brief, light
freeze, the primary impact will be to vegetation. water pipes and automobiles are not affected by these types of freezes.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. these conditions can damage crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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