NC: Frost Back in Forecast for Monday Morning (March 21, 2014)

— Written By Barclay Poling

Minimal Risk of frost tonioght:

AWIS Weather Services, Inc. North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  508 a.m. CDT on Fri Mar 21 2014

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      45 - 51
Elizabeth_City Min          48 

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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   47 - 53   29 - 37   30 - 37   35 - 41   31 - 39   40 - 47
--------

East Central/SE NC Coast                
Carteret/Pamlico Counties                         

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

Lowest Temperatures:      46 - 49
Morehead_City Min           49 

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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   51 - 53   34 - 37   32 - 36   36 - 38   32 - 35   41 - 45
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      45 - 49
Elizabethtown Min           48 

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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   49 - 55   34 - 38   33 - 37   33 - 37   31 - 36   41 - 45
--------

North-Central NC                        
Franklin County Area                              
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      40 - 47
Louisburg Min               40 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     30 - 42
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     40 - 47
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  SW  6                          
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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   42 - 50   25 - 33   31 - 38   29 - 36   28 - 36   36 - 42
--------

North/Central NC                        
Alamance County Area                              

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

Lowest Temperatures:      42 - 47
Graham_AG 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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   45 - 50   27 - 32   33 - 37   31 - 36   30 - 36   37 - 43
--------

South/Central NC                        
Richmond County Area                              

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

Lowest Temperatures:      44 - 47
Ellerbe Min                 47 

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)

  03/23/14  03/24/14  03/25/14  03/26/14  03/27/14  03/28/14
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   49 - 52   30 - 36   34 - 36   31 - 35   32 - 34   38 - 43
--------

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AWIS 7-DAY FORECAST for NC: NC AWIS Mar 21 to 28

Colder temperatures are expected early Monday morning – here is the minimum temperature map for NC:

7daytemp.nc.6

Figure 1. Much colder temperatures are in the forecast for Monday morning – dark peruple areas in the 29-30 range.

What is dificult to say presently is what kind of cold event we may be dealing with, as wind speeds will be “up” through the night. Take a look at these locations to get an idea about how this cold event is playing out. NOTE that you do not see the “F” for FROST on Monday morning due to winds being up. If these winds die down, we could be in a classic radiation frost.

5-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS (Just click you locattion to see 5-day forecast). This is a new feature of this advisory service – a service 100% supported by grower donations!

Here is my SkyBit for Clayton from this morning:

20140321st1.NCCLY

We’ll make a posting on Saturday to update you!

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