URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
254 AM EST SAT FEB 16 2013

the first widespread hard freeze of the season is expected
tonight…

a strong cold front will quickly pass through the tri-state area through the day today. behind the front…high pressure will quickly overspread the southeast. this should result in a gradual calming of winds from west to east beginning after midnight. although winds will not go completely calm for most locations…the efficient transport of cold air upstream through the first part of the night will help drive temperatures down rather quickly.
thus…once winds go light there will be little cooling left to do to reach hard freeze criteria. in addition…the calm center of the ridge should pass directly over north florida allowing for the possibility of patchy frost closer to dawn. coastal panhandle communities are the only locations excluded from the hard freeze warning. in these locations a freeze warning has been issued.

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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 254 AM EST SAT FEB 16 2013 /154 AM CST SAT FEB 16 2013/

a hard freeze warning is in effect from 4 AM EST /3 AM cst/ to 9 AM EST /8 AM cst/ sunday…

the National Weather Service in tallahassee has issued a hard freeze warning for all of southeast alabama, south georgia, and north florida excluding the panhandle coast.

* temperature: lows 22 to 26.

* duration: hard freeze durations around 3 hours with below
freezing durations around 8 hours.

* impacts: due to the warm winter thus far, and a lack of a hard freeze, some varieties of plants may have started spring growth early. therefore some plants may be more susceptible to damage and extra care may be needed.

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.

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