Multi-State AWIS Weather Forecasts for the Week of March 23-30, 2014 (3/23/14)

— Written By Barclay Poling

FINAL UPDATES FOR NC, VA, SC, TN, KY, MD

NC: NC AWIS MAR 23 TO 30

AWIS Weather Services, Inc. North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  304 p.m. CDT on Sun Mar 23 2014

... Forecast for Tonight ... Northeast NC Coast                      
Currituck/Camden/Pasquotank/Tyrrell Counties      

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO CLOUDS/WIND **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      31 - 37
Elizabeth_City Min          31 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  2
Range Dewpoint Temps:     22 - 43
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     29 - 45
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N 12                          
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   28 - 35   30 - 36   26 - 35   45 - 51   50 - 56   53 - 59
--------

East Central/SE NC Coast                
Carteret/Pamlico Counties                         

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO CLOUDS/WIND **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      34 - 36
Morehead_City Min           35 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     30 - 44
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 - 46
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N 13                          
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   32 - 36   33 - 34   26 - 31   49 - 50   53 - 56   55 - 57
--------

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

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO CLOUDS/WIND **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      30 - 37
Elizabethtown Min           34 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  2
Range Dewpoint Temps:     29 - 55
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     31 - 55
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N 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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   33 - 37   27 - 33   26 - 31   47 - 51   52 - 57   54 - 58
--------

North-Central NC                        
Franklin County Area                              

**** HARD FREEZE ****
****  SCATTERED FROST PROTECTED AREAS ****

Lowest Temperatures:      22 - 32
Louisburg Min               22 
Durations at/below 32:     1 - 11
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  7
Range Dewpoint Temps:     22 - 33
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     25 - 38
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  6     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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   28 - 36   21 - 31   23 - 31   40 - 47   47 - 52   49 - 57
--------

North/Central NC                        
Alamance County Area                              

**** HARD FREEZE ****
****  SCATTERED FROST PROTECTED AREAS ****

Lowest Temperatures:      25 - 30
Graham_AG Min               27 
Durations at/below 32:     3 -  9
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  4
Range Dewpoint Temps:     22 - 33
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     26 - 38
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  7                          
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   31 - 36   23 - 28   25 - 31   41 - 47   48 - 53   50 - 55
--------

South/Central NC                        
Richmond County Area                              

**** FREEZING TEMPERATURES ****
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO CLOUDS/WIND **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      28 - 34
Ellerbe Min                 34 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  5
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  1
Range Dewpoint Temps:     28 - 38
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     30 - 43
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   34 - 36   25 - 30   27 - 30   43 - 49   50 - 54   50 - 56
--------

For more detailed information visit www.awis.com or call 888-798-9955. Copyright 2014 AWIS Weather Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

You will need to check city/town closest to you for possible FROST in morning (March 24) and approximate time (no further updates today)

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

2. VA: VA AWIS MAR 23 TO 30

You will need to check city/town closest to you for possible FROST in morning (March 24) and approximate time (no further updates today)

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

3.SC: SC AWIS Mar 23 to 30

You will need to check city/town closest to you for possible FROST in morning (March 24) and approximate time (no further updates today)

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

4. TN: TN AWIS Mar 23 to 30

You will need to check city/town closest to you for possible FROST in morning (March 24) and approximate time (no further updates today)

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

5. KY: KY AWIS Mar 23 to 30

You will need to check city/town closest to you for possible FROST in morning (March 24) and approximate time (no further updates today)

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

AWIS Weather Services, Inc. Western Kentucky Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  304 p.m. CDT on Sun Mar 23 2014

... Forecast for Tonight ... Southwest Kentucky                      
NWS Fcst Zones 1-13                               

**** HARD FREEZE ****
** PATCHY FROST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      23 - 26
Murray Min                  26 
Durations at/below 32:     8 - 11
Durations at/below 28:     3 -  6
Range Dewpoint Temps:     18 - 25
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     23 - 34
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  5     Periods of Calm      
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   27 - 32   19 - 22   37 - 41   52 - 53   52 - 54   39 - 43
--------

Grayson County Area                     
NWS Fcst Zones 23-24,26-28,61-63                  

**** HARD FREEZE ****
** PATCHY FROST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      22 - 25
Leitchfield Min             24 
Durations at/below 32:     9 - 12
Durations at/below 28:     4 -  8
Range Dewpoint Temps:     14 - 24
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     21 - 34
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  6                          
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)

  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14  03/29/14  03/30/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   27 - 30   17 - 20   28 - 37   48 - 51   49 - 52   38 - 41
--------

For more detailed information visit www.awis.com or call 888-798-9955. Copyright 2014 AWIS Weather Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

6. MD: MD AWIS Mar 23 to 30

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS 

Be sure to check out today’s:

30 Day Ag Weather Outlook VA – TN- NC – SC (4 p.m., Sunday, 3/23/14)

Dr. E. Barclay Poling
Interim Executive Director, NC Strawberry Association Inc.
& Professor Emeritus (Strawberry Plasticulture Researcher)
Department of Horticultural Science
Campus Box 7609, 162A Kilgore Hall
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees
the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England