Freeze warning for parts of New Mexico and Texas

“Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.” National Weather Service

National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
Thu Oct 24 2019

A Freeze/Hard Freeze Warning is in effect after midnight for portions of Southeast New Mexico, western portions of the Permian Basin and the higher terrain of West Texas.

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of southeast New Mexico and southwest and western Texas.

Including Southern Lea County-Dawson-Borden-Andrews-Martin-Loving-Winkler-Ward-Eastern Culberson County-Reeves County Plains-Marfa Plateau-Central Brewster County-Including the cities of Eunice, Jal, Lamesa, Gail, Andrews, Stanton, Mentone, Kermit, Monahans, Pecos, Marfa, Big Bend NP, Panther Junction, and Marathon

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.


Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have  in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

5 thoughts on “Freeze warning for parts of New Mexico and Texas”

  1. One hopes that farmers will soon start searching the internet for climate answers that are not forthcoming from the govt.

    The answers are out there, but radical changes in crop choices and growing strategies will be necessary.

    It’s not an advantage to have a stable personality when the world around you is becoming unstable.

    Perhaps innovative homesteaders will buy up the farms that are failing. Somebody needs to be growing food.

    • the problem on farm sales is the other smaller farmers either cant afford the debt or the labour etc to work more land, without jeopardy to their own safety thresholds. so the big agricorps move in and trash whats left.
      theres a few million acres 3 massive cattlestations being flogged off to the UK buyers in Australias top end again
      between them the ussa brazillians chinese and arabs theres going to be F all of aussie beef land left for Aussies!
      and they can destock and still own our soils!
      lets say people that hear about are NOT happy
      and we can do? zero.
      especially against the poms, our govt still bends the knee n dips the head. yessir yessir

  2. Homesteaders refers to people who settled government assigned land and lived on it and usually farmed it. Today’s farms are mostly privately owned (along with the bank) and worked. There are still large tracts of government land that is grazed under long term leases. A few years of failed crops might pry land loose from existing owners but you still have to buy it and farm it so if it already failed several times, the likelihood of making anything on it in bad climate times is less than encouraging.

  3. “Homesteader” has a new definition.

    By innovative food production, I mean people like Mark at Self Sufficient Me on youtube.

    No, there is no point in trying to farm the same crops with the same methods on land that has failed to support that.

    That’s my point.

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