Freeze Warning Tonight, Hard Freeze Likely Wednesday Morning

By: National Weather Service / Mike McCall
By: National Weather Service / Mike McCall

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
253 PM EST MON JAN 2 2012

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/
TONIGHT...

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/ TONIGHT
THROUGH 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/ TUESDAY...

...HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF TONIGHT
AS A STRONG...COLD HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS OVER THE CENTRAL
PLAINS. A SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR WILL ENTER THE REGION TONIGHT...
BRINGING A WIDESPREAD FREEZE. EVEN COLDER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
FOR TUESDAY NIGHT WITH A HARD FREEZE POSSIBLE AND A LONG DURATION
OF SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES LIKELY.

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GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-031400-
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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-MADISON-LIBERTY-
INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-SOUTH WALTON-
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-
COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-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...MADISON...GREENVILLE...
SWEETWATER...CRAWFORDVILLE...PERRY...MIDWAY...MAYO...CROSS CITY...
FREEPORT...SANTA ROSA BEACH...PANAMA CITY...PARKER...
PORT SAINT JOE...APALACHICOLA...CARRABELLE...SOPCHOPPY...
SAINT MARKS...KEATON BEACH...STEINHATCHEE...SUWANNEE...
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
253 PM EST MON JAN 2 2012 /153 PM CST MON JAN 2 2012/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/
TUESDAY...

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/
TO 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/ TUESDAY...

...HARD FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HARD
FREEZE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM
EST /MIDNIGHT CST/ UNTIL 9 AM EST /8 AM CST/ TUESDAY. A WIND
ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST /MIDNIGHT CST/ TUESDAY.

* WINDS...FREQUENT GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH THROUGH 1 AM EST
/MIDNIGHT CST/

* WIND IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. THEY CAN ALSO
KNOCK OVER UNSECURED ITEMS LIKE GARBAGE CANS...POTTED
PLANTS...AND LIGHT PATIO FURNITURE. SOME TREE LIMBS MAY BE BLOWN
DOWN AS WELL.

* MINIMUM TEMPERATURES...LOWS REACHING 26 TO 30 DEGREES SHORTLY
AFTER SUNRISE TUESDAY. LOWS REACHING THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER
20S EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* DURATION...3 TO 6 HOURS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT AND 12
TO 15 HOURS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO UNPROTECTED VEGETATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED.

A HARD FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.
THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

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