Confirming Areas That Had Frost This Morning – You Can Help! (7:21am, Tue., 3/24/15)
At 6 a.m. we had cloud cover and slight winds in Raleigh area, and NO FROST. But, there was NOT a forecast for frost in this area by AWIS yesterday.
However, in areas east of Raleigh, like Rocky Mount/Wilson, there was a forecast of FROST at 5 a.m. this morning (published on this blog yesterday). What actually happened?
Well, this is where you come into the picture! If you are a grower in this region Rocky Mount/Wilson, for example, did you see what AWIS says below? They were calling for frost at about 4 a.m.?
Here is another interesting comparison – two different Goldsboro locations: this first location had frost (according to AWIS) this morning at 5 a.m. (Table 2).
This Air Force Base location (Goldsboro) did not!
Table 3. Note that winds were same at 4 a.m. as Table 2, but winds stayed at about 3 mph for this location through the rest of the early morning. More importantly, the minimum temp was 38 F (vs. 35 for the other Goldsboro location).
1. Did you see FROST this morning? (Y/N)
2. Your location:______________________
3. When did frost start forming this morning? _________
4. Did you have open blossoms? (Y/N)_____________
How many per plant (average):
5. Did you protect? (Y/N)
6. Bonus question: what was your minimum canopy temp this morning according SkyBit? ________
Here is a summary Weather across NC this morning at airports from AccuWeather:
|Asheville Reg Airport, NC|
|Charlotte / Douglas Intl Airport, NC|
|Elizabeth City Muni Airport, NC|
|New Bern / Simmons Nott Airport, NC|
|Fayetteville Muni Airport, NC|
|Fayetteville / Ft Bragg, NC|
|Goldsboro / Johnson Afb, NC|
|Greensboro-Winstn Salem Airport, NC|
|Hoffman / Mackall Aaf, NC|
|Hickory Muni Airport, NC|
|Wilmington / New Hanover Airport, NC|
|Winston-Salem / Smth-Rey Airport, NC|
|Kinston / Stallings Airport, NC|
|Manteo / Dare Co Airport, NC|
|Bogue Field, NC|
|Cherry Point Airport, NC|
|Jacksonville / Ellis Airport, NC|
|Greenville / Pitt Airport, NC|
|Fayetteville / Pope Afb, NC|
|Raleigh / Durham Airport, NC|
|Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport, NC|
You may click on the town/city nearest your location to see what AWIS is indicating for your FROST situation this morning: