URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
128 PM EST FRI DEC 28 2012

…WIDESPREAD FREEZE LIKELY ON SUNDAY MORNING…

.STRONG COLD AIR ADVECTION BEHIND A DEPARTING COLD FRONT WILL LEAD TO QUICKLY FALLING TEMPERATURES SATURDAY NIGHT. THE LATEST
INFORMATION SUGGESTS THAT THERE IS A VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD…OVER AN 80 PERCENT CHANCE…OF A FREEZE ACROSS ALL BUT THE EASTERN FLORIDA BIG BEND COUNTIES ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF APALACHEE BAY. THE COLD TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SLIGHT BREEZE. WINDS OF AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH ARE EXPECTED…WHICH SHOULD PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE 20S IN MOST LOCATIONS…AND PERHAPS THE UPPER TEENS IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA.

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COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-LIBERTY-
INLAND WAKULLA-SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL WAKULLA-QUITMAN-CLAY-RANDOLPH-TERRELL- DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN-EARLY-MILLER-BAKER- MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS- BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
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…SWEETWATER…
CRAWFORDVILLE…FREEPORT…SANTA ROSA BEACH…PANAMA CITY… PARKER…PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY… SAINT MARKS…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
128 PM EST FRI DEC 28 2012 /1228 PM CST FRI DEC 28 2012/

Freeze watch in effect from late saturday night through sunday morning…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a freeze watch, which is in effect from late saturday night through
sunday morning.

* temperature: lows 26 to 32 degrees. coldest values over
southeast alabama.

* duration: ranging from 2 hours below freezing across south central georgia and the coastal florida panhandle, to 7 hours below freezing in southeast alabama.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

a freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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