There’s just so much to love about strawberry weather – possible frost tonight! (4.1.13)

Sorry to break in on your evening, but I had a funny feeling that AWIS might issue a frost advisory for some areas of the state in their late afternoon update, and they did for NC Central NC locations!  Here is the entire NC Frost/Freeze Forecast – no frost expected in Northeast Coast areas, East Central Coast, or Southeastern NC.  However, when you look at NC Central areas they are saying to be careful tonight:  ** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **

Here is the latest minimum temp table for all NC locations:  NC Min Temp Table All Locations

And, here are the AWIS Minimum Temperature Maps for the next 3 days:

Tue Min NC MapWed min NCThur min NC

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

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AWIS Weather Services, Inc.
North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  504 PM CDT on Mon Apr  1 2013

… Forecast for Tonight …

Northeast NC Coast
Currituck/Camden/Pasquotank/Tyrrell Counties

*** No Frost And/Or Freeze Danger Tonight ***

Lowest Temperatures:      42 – 48
Elizabeth_City Min          42

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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 41   36 – 43   46 – 53   41 – 48   43 – 50   51 – 58
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East Central/SE NC Coast
Carteret/Pamlico Counties

*** No Frost And/Or Freeze Danger Tonight ***

Lowest Temperatures:      44 – 47
Morehead_City Min           46

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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 40   34 – 38   51 – 53   42 – 45   47 – 49   53 – 56
——–

Southeast NC
NWS FORECAST ZONES 87-90,96-101

*** No Frost And/Or Freeze Danger Tonight ***

Lowest Temperatures:      41 – 47
Elizabethtown Min           45

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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 40   33 – 40   49 – 56   40 – 44   45 – 49   50 – 55
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North-Central NC
Franklin County Area

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      34 – 43
Louisburg Min               34
Range Dewpoint Temps:     29 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     33 – 47
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  9
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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
29 – 36   30 – 37   38 – 49   37 – 43   43 – 49   48 – 54
——–

North/Central NC
Alamance County Area

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
****  SCATTERED FROST PROTECTED AREAS ****

Lowest Temperatures:      35 – 40
Graham_AG Min               38
Range Dewpoint Temps:     28 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     34 – 47
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  9
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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
31 – 36   30 – 37   40 – 45   37 – 43   45 – 49   49 – 54
——–

South/Central NC
Richmond County Area

*** No Frost And/Or Freeze Danger Tonight ***

Lowest Temperatures:      41 – 45
Ellerbe Min                 45

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)

04/03/13  04/04/13  04/05/13  04/06/13  04/07/13  04/08/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
35 – 38   36 – 41   41 – 51   40 – 42   45 – 47   51 – 53
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For more detailed information visit www.awis.com or call 888-798-9955.
Copyright 2013 AWIS Weather Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

Have a good evening!

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

http://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu

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