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Freeze Watch

Statement as of 10:52 AM CDT on October 30, 2014

Expires 9:00 AM EST on November 02, 2014

... Freeze watch in effect from late Friday night through Sunday

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a freeze
watch... which is in effect from late Friday night through Sunday
morning. This watch covers all of southeast Missouri... southern
Illinois... southwest Indiana and west Kentucky.

* Temperatures will drop below at or below the freezing mark by
midnight Friday night over southwest Illinois... then spread
southeast across the rest of the region through the overnight
hours Saturday morning. Temperatures Saturday morning will range
from 26 to 31 degrees.

For Saturday night and Sunday... temperatures should drop below
freezing no later than 10 PM CDT Saturday night... with lows
ranging between 26 and 32 degrees.

Temperatures should rise above freezing after 9 am CDT on
Saturday and 8 am CST on Sunday.

* Impacts will be twofold. Cold temperatures Saturday and Sunday
will damage sensitive plants left uncovered and left outdoors.
Moderate to heavy frost expected Saturday night and Sunday will
also damage plants. The cold temperatures will essentially end
the outdoor growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Special Statement

Statement as of 2:46 AM CDT on October 30, 2014

Expires 5:15 PM EDT on October 30, 2014

... Freezing temperatures likely over the weekend...

A strong cold front is expected to move across the quad state
region tonight. Behind the front northwest winds will usher in
the coldest air of the season thus far.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s to around 32
degrees over the region starting after midnight Friday night. With
light winds expected to continue through the night, frost
formation will likely be limited to protected areas.

Highs are only expected to top out in the upper 40s Saturday
afternoon... and then bottom out in the upper 20s by early Sunday
morning. Temperatures should once again fall at or below the
freezing mark starting around midnight Saturday night. With winds
expected to be calm during this period... a widespread frost is

Temperatures this cold will bring an end to the growing season. A
freeze warning will likely be required for all or part of the quad
state region this weekend.

Now is a good time to make plans to bring in or protect any
sensitive plants from the cold this weekend.


Weather Severe Map
Arkansas - Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning
California - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Florida - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Illinois - Lakeshore Flood Advisory , Freeze Watch , Special Statement
Indiana - Lakeshore Flood Advisory , Freeze Watch , Special Statement
Kansas - Freeze Warning , Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Freeze Watch , Special Statement
Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Lakeshore Flood Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory
Missouri - Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning , Special Statement
Montana - Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
New York - Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning
South Carolina - Record Report
Tennessee - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Wind Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Special Statement

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