There’s Just So Much to Love About Strawberry Weather – Possible Frost Tonight! (4.1.13)

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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
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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
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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
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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
https://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu

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Photo of Dr. Barclay PolingDr. Barclay PolingFormer Professor and Extension Specialist, Strawberries and Muscadines (919) 515-5373 (Office) barclay_poling@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Updated on Apr 30, 2013
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