Frost Advisory for Sat. Morning in NC (Issued 5:11pm Friday, 4/5/13)

— Written By Barclay Poling

Very briefly,  areas in Central Piedmont and Western Piedmont that wil prone to frost in the early morning tomorrow (Sat). For example, where I was just yesterday afternoon in Greensboro, there is chance for frost tomorow morning according to AWISGreensboro frost 5 a.m.  Please note the dewpoints are definitely high enough for a “white frost” and starting irrigation up at the first sight of ice crystals forming will work fine.

greensboro

Other locations in the western piedmont and foothills are going to be prone to frost like N. Wilkesboro: N Wilkesoro frost 7

Here is the AWIS minimum temperature map for Saturday morning. The teal color areas on the map will be in the 36-38 F range, and this is definitely cold enough for frost to be a concern.

sat min NC

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Here are the minimum temperatures for locations across the state:  Min Temp Table NC

Here is the AWIS FROST/FREEZE forecast issued at 4:03 p.m. EST for Eastern NC and East Central NC and Sandhills

AWIS Weather Services, Inc.
North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  303 p.m. CDT on Fri Apr  5 2013

… Forecast for Tonight …

Northeast NC Coast
Currituck/Camden/Pasquotank/Tyrrell Counties
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO WIND ****

Lowest Temperatures:      39 – 46
Elizabeth_City Min          40
Range Dewpoint Temps:     31 – 45
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     37 – 48
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE 11
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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
38 – 45   49 – 56   54 – 61   55 – 62   55 – 61   50 – 57
——–

East Central/SE NC Coast
Carteret/Pamlico Counties

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

Lowest Temperatures:      42 – 45
Morehead_City Min           44

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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
39 – 43   51 – 53   55 – 57   58 – 60   60 – 61   54 – 54
——–

Southeast NC
NWS FORECAST ZONES 87-90,96-101
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO WIND ****

Lowest Temperatures:      39 – 43
Elizabethtown Min           42
Range Dewpoint Temps:     32 – 45
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 – 47
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  9
AVG Sky Condition:         Clear

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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
40 – 44   49 – 53   54 – 58   56 – 60   58 – 63   49 – 55
——–

North-Central NC
Franklin County Area

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

Lowest Temperatures:      34 – 41
Louisburg Min               34
Range Dewpoint Temps:     30 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 – 42
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  7
AVG Sky Condition:         Clear

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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
36 – 44   45 – 52   50 – 56   53 – 60   54 – 60   42 – 51
——–

North/Central NC
Alamance County Area
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      36 – 41
Graham_AG Min               38
Range Dewpoint Temps:     29 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     33 – 42
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  7
AVG Sky Condition:         Clear

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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
38 – 44   47 – 52   51 – 57   55 – 60   54 – 60   44 – 49
——–

South/Central NC
Richmond County Area
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO WIND ****

Lowest Temperatures:      38 – 41
Ellerbe Min                 41
Range Dewpoint Temps:     32 – 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     37 – 43
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  9
AVG Sky Condition:         Clear

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)

04/07/13  04/08/13  04/09/13  04/10/13  04/11/13  04/12/13
——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–  ——–
40 – 44   48 – 51   52 – 56   56 – 58   56 – 61   45 – 52
——–

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Dr. E. Barclay Poling
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Department of Horticultural Science
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