Killer freeze warnings for Deep South

Killer freeze warnings for Deep South

Temperatures below 15 degrees F. (-9 C) expected.

“A Hard Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely,” warns the National Weather Service. “These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.”

1 Jan 2018 – Map courtesy National Weather Service

Note the hard freeze warnings across the deep southern states, in purple.

Temps at or below 15 degrees F. (-9 C) forecast in some areas, with wind chills dropping to as low as -5F (-20.5C).
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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
359 PM CST Mon Jan 1 2018

…VERY COLD AIR WILL REMAIN ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE REGION…

Very cold airmass continue to settle in tonight and Tuesday morning.

HARD FREEZE WARNING UNTIL NOON CST TUESDAY…
HARD FREEZE WARNING FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO 10 AM CST WEDS…

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Make frequent checks on the elderly. Make sure their furnaces are working and heating the house properly.

Be particularly careful with portable heaters…there is a danger of fire or poisonous fumes

Pets are also subject to the extreme cold. Keep pets indoors as much as possible. if this is not possible…make sure outdoor pets have warm…dry shelter and provide sufficient food and fresh unfrozen water.

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

http://www.weather.gov/

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Hard%20Freeze%20Warning

http://www.weather.gov/jan/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links


9 thoughts on “Killer freeze warnings for Deep South

  1. STILL cold as the devil in West Tennessee! I don’t know why we’re not in purple on the map. Expected low tonight 1/1/18 is 5 degrees F.

    • I agree! I’m just a little South if Nashville and it said 3 degrees on the thermometer yesterday morning. Originally from Houston and this cold has me wondering if I’m going to make it up here!

    • The deep South is usually rather mild in the winter. Places like Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, usually don’t have snow every year, in fact it may be several years between snows.

    • Laurel,
      The Deep South normally never freezes. Hence, Florida oranges, strawberries, etc. All those crops will be lost.

      FYI – the Southern states in the US used to be an important source of fresh fruit and vegetables for colder parts of the country during the winter… until stores started importing crops from elsewhere at least.

  2. Record Cold days are Weather, Record Hot days are Global Warming. I think I read that 2018 is on pace to be the warmest day on record. NASA is current adjusting the figures to make it so.

  3. Used to be a nice fella on here from southern Texas that was always complaining that it wasn’t as cold as it was in the 70’s. Was always talking about how he loves scrapping ice off of his windshield.
    Wonder if this is cold enough for him now?

    • I remember reading his posts! Lol!!
      If memory serves me right I think his name is Dwayne? Or some name that started with a D. I was living in Houston when he was posting and I have to admit I was wondering the same as him. Up near Nashville now and what I wouldn’t give for a few days of Houston heat and humidity! Lol!!

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