Cold Spots in NC Piedmont and Sandhills This Sunday Morning at 5am (5am, 4/3/16)

— Written By Barclay Poling

Good morning,

I have noted FROST potential this early morning in locations like Salisbury, NC:

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Here is the statewide min temp map for this morning (Sunday):

7daytemp.nc.1Fig. 1. Minimum temp map for NC this Sunday morning. Note the light blue areas in the Piedmont will be in the 34-36 range. The mountains will be in sub-freezing temps this morning, but winds are very high right now in WNC. In the information on the AWIS NC Frost/Freeze forecast for this morning, they are noting several areas may have patchy frost this morning — please read that forecast below, as well as check out the detailed for forecast for city/town closest to your farm.

NC Min Temp Table:  nc min table

10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Ahoskie-Tri-Cou Albemarle_AP Andrews Asheboro
Asheville_Munic Beaufort-Michae Boone_NC Burlington-Burl
Cape_Hatteras_AG Chapel_Hill-Hor Charlotte Cherry_Point
Clinton_NC Concord_NC Currituck_NC Edenton-Northea
Elizabeth_City Elizabethtown_NC Erwin-Harnett_C Fayetteville_AP
Fort_Bragg/Simm Franklin/Macon_C Gastonia-Gaston Goldsboro_AFB
Goldsboro_NC Greensboro Greenville_AP_NC Hickory
Jacksonville Jacksonville_(A Jefferson_AP_NC Kenansville-Dup
Kill_Devil_Hills Kinston_AP Lexington-David Lincolnton_AP
Louisburg_NC Lumberton_AP_NC Mackall_AAF Manteo/Dare_Co
Maxton Mcalf_Bogue_Fiel Monroe_AP_NC Morganton-Morga
Mount_Airy-Moun New_Bern North_Wilkesbor Oxford_NC
Piney_Island_Bom Pope_AFB Raleigh-Durham Reidsville_AP
Roanoke_Rap_AP Roanoke_Rapids_R Rockingham_NC Rocky_Mount-Wils
Roxboro_AP Rutherfordton Salisbury-Rowan Sanford_NC
Shelby_AP_NC Smithfield_AP Southern_Pines Southport_NC
Statesville-Sta Tarboro_AP Wadesboro_AP Washington-Warr
Whiteville_NC Wilmington_AP_NC Winston-Salem
NOTE THE POTENTIAL IN North-Central NC   FOR PATCHY FROST Sunday                      
Franklin County Area                              

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **
North/Central NC                        
Alamance County Area                              

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **
South/Central NC                        
Richmond County Area                              
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **

The entire forecast:
AWIS Weather Services, Inc. North Carolina Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  504 p.m. CDT on Sat Apr  2 2016

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

Lowest Temperatures:      40 - 47
Elizabeth_City Min          41 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     29 - 57
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 57
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  SW 14                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   42 - 49   43 - 50   32 - 38   52 - 59   44 - 51   33 - 40
--------

East Central/SE NC Coast                
Carteret/Pamlico Counties                         

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

Lowest Temperatures:      41 - 44
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   38 - 43   49 - 50   34 - 36   52 - 56   48 - 51   34 - 39
--------

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

Lowest Temperatures:      40 - 45
Elizabethtown Min           43 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     32 - 56
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 57
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   W 13                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   36 - 43   44 - 50   32 - 36   49 - 57   42 - 53   31 - 37
--------

North-Central NC                        
Franklin County Area                              

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

Lowest Temperatures:      33 - 42
Louisburg Min               33 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     25 - 40
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 - 45
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   W  8                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   37 - 43   39 - 46   28 - 34   44 - 52   37 - 46   27 - 35
--------

North/Central NC                        
Alamance County Area                              

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

Lowest Temperatures:      34 - 39
Graham_AG Min               38 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     23 - 40
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     30 - 45
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  SW 11                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   37 - 43   40 - 45   29 - 34   45 - 50   39 - 44   29 - 35
--------

South/Central NC                        
Richmond County Area                              
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      36 - 43
Ellerbe Min                 43 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     31 - 42
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     36 - 48
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   W 11                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   39 - 42   44 - 47   32 - 35   46 - 53   40 - 47   33 - 35
--------

Interior/EC-SE NC                       
Wayne County Area                                 
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST DUE TO WIND **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      39 - 42
Goldsboro_AG Min            42 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     39 - 51
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     42 - 54
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  SW 10                          
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)

  04/04/16  04/05/16  04/06/16  04/07/16  04/08/16  04/09/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   38 - 41   44 - 47   30 - 33   50 - 53   43 - 47   33 - 36
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