URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
228 PM EST THU JAN 31 2013

freeze warning for the florida big bend and portions of south central georgia tonight…

freeze watch for southeast alabama…south georgia…and the florida panhandle and big bend friday night…

a cool and very airmass will be in place across the region
through saturday. light winds and clear skies will allow
temperatures to fall below freezing in the florida big bend and south central georgia tonight…but just enough wind is expected to keep temperatures a little above freezing in southwest
georgia…southeast alabama…and the florida panhandle.
still…areas of frost are possible even at those sites that do not get all the way down to freezing. the coldest temperatures will likely be in north florida…especially around the cross city and perry area. temperatures at the beaches and in the larger cities will remain above freezing. the duration of freezing
temperatures will only be in the 1 to 4 hour range. a more
widespread…longer lived freeze event is possible friday night.

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COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON- HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LIBERTY-QUITMAN-CLAY-RANDOLPH-TERRELL- DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-IRWIN-EARLY-MILLER-BAKER- MITCHELL-COLQUITT-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-
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… SWEETWATER…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…DONALSONVILLE…
BAINBRIDGE…CAIRO…THOMASVILLE
228 PM EST THU JAN 31 2013 /128 PM CST THU JAN 31 2013/

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

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

* temperature, lows mid to upper 20S.

* duration (6 to) 8 hours.

* impacts, impacts will mainly be limited to unprotected vegetation.

precautionary/preparedness actions…

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

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