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…Freezing Temperatures Expected Friday Night…NWS Paducah

…Freezing Temperatures Expected Friday Night…NWS Paducah

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

March 9th, 2017

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.A rare area of Arctic high pressure will surge across the area
late tonight and Friday, setting the stage for a hard freeze over
portions of the region late Friday night and Saturday morning.
Low temperatures in the 20s will be common over the next several
nights heading into next week.

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Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Paducah,
Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville, Cadiz,
Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Sikeston, and Charleston
312 PM CST Thu Mar 9 2017

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM FRIDAY TO 8 AM CST
SATURDAY…

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Freeze
Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM Friday to 8 AM CST
Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE…Mid 20s along the I-64 corridor to around 30 near
the border region of southeast Missouri.

* IMPACTS…The forecast temperatures will likely damage fruit
trees, especially those trees that have already budded out such
as peach trees. Other plants that are similarly ahead of
schedule for the spring growing season could also be impacted.
Please take precautions to protect any sensitive plants. The
cold nights will likely continue well into next week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

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