5 pm update for Eastern NC, East Central, and Sandhills (4.2.13)

“Additional weather details, including custom weather forecasts, are available from AWIS at www.awis.com.”

 AWIS Weather Services, Inc.
North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  504 PM CDT on Tue Apr  2 2013

… Forecast for Tonight …

Northeast NC Coast
Currituck/Camden/Pasquotank/Tyrrell Counties

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
** FROST COLDEST LOCATIONS **

Lowest Temperatures:      34 – 43
Elizabeth_City Min          34
Range Dewpoint Temps:     23 – 29
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 – 39
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   W  4     Long Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Partly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
33 – 41   47 – 54   41 – 48   41 – 48   50 – 57   48 – 55
——–

East Central/SE NC Coast
Carteret/Pamlico Counties
** FROST COLDEST LOCATIONS **

Lowest Temperatures:      38 – 42
Morehead_City Min           42
Range Dewpoint Temps:     25 – 34
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 – 41
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   V  2     Long Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Partly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
33 – 39   51 – 55   43 – 46   42 – 47   53 – 54   53 – 54
——–

Southeast NC
NWS FORECAST ZONES 87-90,96-101
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR ****

Lowest Temperatures:      38 – 42
Elizabethtown Min           40
Range Dewpoint Temps:     21 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     35 – 45
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   E  3     Long Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Mostly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 42   49 – 55   40 – 45   42 – 47   51 – 55   50 – 56
——–

North-Central NC
Franklin County Area

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST ****

Lowest Temperatures:      30 – 38
Louisburg Min               30
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  3
Range Dewpoint Temps:     21 – 28
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     28 – 38
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  4     Long Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Mostly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
29 – 37   41 – 52   37 – 42   39 – 46   47 – 54   46 – 53
——–

North/Central NC
Alamance County Area

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST ****

Lowest Temperatures:      32 – 38
Graham_AG Min               34
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  1
Range Dewpoint Temps:     20 – 28
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     30 – 38
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  4     Long Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Mostly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
31 – 37   42 – 47   37 – 43   42 – 46   49 – 54   48 – 53
——–

South/Central NC
Richmond County Area
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR ****

Lowest Temperatures:      38 – 40
Ellerbe Min                 40
Range Dewpoint Temps:     21 – 33
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     35 – 41
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  5     Periods of Calm
AVG Sky Condition:     Mostly Cloudy

Extended Forecast: Range of Lowest Min Temperatures in the Above Zones
Min Temps Valid For Morning of Given Date (May NOT include ALL cold pockets)

04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 39   41 – 51   40 – 43   43 – 45   50 – 53   50 – 53
——–

For more detailed information visit www.awis.com or call 888-798-9955.
Copyright 2013 AWIS Weather Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

Good Luck

p.s. Note from Mark Waller (follow-up) Went out at 5:30, no frost.  Went back at 6ish, lite frost/freeze.  Sun coming up at 6:30ish, 32degrees, wet bulb at 29.  Light frost but chose to wait it out.  All is fine.  No damage.  Spoke with Howard Mcadams, no covers out.  Heavy frost, ice on windshield.  He just finished putting covers out and said he saw no damage.
I’m ready with sprinklers for tonight and tomorrow.
Thanks.

Dr. E. Barclay Poling
Professor Emeritus/Extension Strawberry Specialist
Department of Horticultural Science
Campus Box 7609, 162A Kilgore Hall
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
919-418-9687 (Cell)
919-515-2505 (Fax)
barclay_poling@ncsu.edu

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Posted on Apr 2, 2013

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