Multi-State Weather Advisory on Saturday (10:48am, 4.9.16)

— Written By Barclay Poling

Happy Spring Everyone!

happy springFig. 1. A Maryland grower just sent this to me at 10:30 a.m., and said, “this is silly.”  Well, the good news is that the cover will stay in place!

Good morning,

With winds in 20s and gusts even higher, it could prove to be a real challenge keeping those covers on! I did speak with a grower who started sprinkling on his covers this morning to hold them down, but I am not in favor of that practice because of the extra moisture he is adding to the microclimate beneath the cover. I am very hesitant to do anything that could improve the odds of a frost under the cover tomorrow morning. And, conditions might actually favor this if you are sprinkling on covers during the day today!

Another rather confusing issue relates to whether watering needs to be continuous, or not, for sprinkling on top of a cover. In other words, do you just make the igloo and you’re done. No! Once you start sprinkling, keep sprinkling on the covers until the digital thermometer tells you the blossom is safely above 32 F in the morning tomorrow.

Due to high call volume this morning I am a little late in getting this regional update sent out. Good luck tonight!

Maryland:

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Maryland Minimum Temp Table: MD Min Temp Table

10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Aberdeen Andrews_AFB Annapolis_Naval Baltimore_Sci_Ce
Baltimore/Wash Cambridge/Dorche College_Park_AP Cumberland_AP
Easton_MD Fort_Meade Frederick_MD Gaithersburg_AP
Hagerstown_AP Leonardtown Middle_River Oakland_MD_AP
Ocean_City_AP Patuxent_River Salisbury Stevensville_AP
St_Inigoes/Webst Washington_DC_AP Westminster_AP

Virginia:

VA Min Temp Table: VA Min Temp Table

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10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Abingdon Ashland_VA Charlottesville Chesapeake-Ches
Culpeper Danville Dublin/New_Riv Emporia_VA
Farmville Fentress_Naval_A Fort_Belvoir/Da Fort_Eustis/Fel
Franklin/J_B_Ro Hillsville Hot_Springs/Ing Jonesville_AP
Langley_AFB Leesburg/Godfre Louisa-Louisa_C Lynchburg
Manassas_Muni(A Marion/Wythev Martinsville Mecklenburg/Bru
Melfa/Accomack Newport_News Norfolk_Hampton_ Norfolk_NAS
Norfolk_VA Oceana Orange_VA Petersburg_(AWO
Quantico Richlands_AP Richlands_VA Richmond
Richmond_Chester Roanoke Shannon_Arpt Stafford_AP_VA
Staunton-Shenan Suffolk-Suffolk Tappahannock_AP Virginia_Tech_A
Wakefield_AP Wallops_Island Warrenton_Fauqui Washington_Dulle
West_Point_VA Williamsburg_VA Winchester_Rgnl Wise/Lonesome_P

North Carolina

Min Temp Table:NC Min Temp Table

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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

SC

South Carolina Min Temp Table: SC Min Temp Table

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10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Aiken_AP Anderson_Co_Air Barnwell_AP Beaufort_Cnty_AP
Beaufort_SC Bennettsville_Je Camden_AP Charleston_Exec_
Charleston_Muni Cheraw_AP Chester_AP Clemson-Clemson
Columbia-Columb Columbia/McEnti Columbia_Metro Conway_AP
Darlington Florence_SC Georgetown_AP_SC Greenville_Donal
Greenville_Down Greenville-Spart Greenwood-Green Hartsville_AP
Hilton_Head_AP Kingstree_AP Lancaster-McWhir Laurens_AP
Manning_AP Marion_AP_SC Moncks_Corner_AP Mount_Pleasant_A
Myrtle_Beach Newberry_AP North_Myrtle_Be Orangeburg-Oran
Pickens_AP Rock_Hill Spartanburg_Down Summerville_AP
Sumter_AP Sumter_SC Walterboro_AP Winnsboro_AP

GA

GA Min Temp Table: GA Min Temp Table

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10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Albany_Municipa Alma/Bacon_Co Americus_AP Athens_Municipa
Atlanta/DeKalb Atlanta/Fulton Atlanta_Intl_Ar Atlanta_Paulding
Augusta/Bush_Fi Augusta_Daniel_F Bainbridge_GA Blakely_AP
Brunswick_GA Brunswick/Glync Canton_GA Carrollton_AP
Cartersville_AP Claxton_AP Columbus_GA Covington_GA_AP
Dalton-Dalton_M Douglas_Muni Dublin/WHBarron Fitzgerald_AP
Fort_Benning Ft_Stewart/Wrig Gainesville_AP_G Greensboro_GA
Homerville_AP Hunter_(AAF) Jesup_AP La_Grange
Lakeland Lawrenceville_AP Macon_AP Marietta
Marietta/Cobb Milledgeville_AP Moultrie_Muni_AP Newnan-Newnan_C
Peachtree_City Rome_GA Savannah Statesboro_GA
Swainsboro_AP Sylvania_AP_GA Thomaston_AP Thomasville_AP
Thomson_GA Tifton_AP Valdosta Valdosta/Moody
Vidalia Warner_Robins_A Washington_GA Washington_GA
Waycross_AP Winder_AP
AWIS Weather Services, Inc. Georgia Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  502 a.m. CDT on Sat Apr  9 2016

... Forecast for Tonight ... Northwest Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 1-5, 11-12, 19-20, 30-31           

**** FREEZING TEMPERATURES ****
****  WIDESPREAD FROST   ****

Lowest Temperatures:      29 - 35
Rome_GA Min                 33 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  3
Range Dewpoint Temps:     18 - 31
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 - 37
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  4     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   40 - 46   52 - 57   41 - 45   43 - 47   45 - 49   48 - 52
--------

North Central Georgia                   
NWS Fcst Zones 6-9, 13-16, 21-23, 25, 32-37, 44-45

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      27 - 38
Dahlonega Min               31 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  5
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  2
Range Dewpoint Temps:     12 - 29
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 - 37
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:   N  5     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   39 - 49   50 - 60   39 - 51   40 - 51   42 - 52   45 - 55
--------

Northeast Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 10, 17-18, 24, 26-29, 38-40        

**** FREEZING TEMPERATURES ****
** PATCHY FROST PROTECTED AREAS **

Lowest Temperatures:      26 - 33
Hartwell Min                32 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  6
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  2
Range Dewpoint Temps:     12 - 27
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     31 - 37
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  5     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   36 - 43   48 - 55   41 - 49   38 - 46   41 - 48   44 - 51
--------

West Central Georgia                    
NWS Fcst Zones 41-43, 52-57, 66-70, 78-80, 89-93  

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
****  WIDESPREAD FROST   ****

Lowest Temperatures:      32 - 42
La_Grange Min               36 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  1
Range Dewpoint Temps:     19 - 36
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     34 - 42
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  4     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   43 - 50   54 - 59   46 - 52   45 - 52   46 - 52   47 - 54
--------

Central Georgia                         
NWS Fcst Zones 46,48-51,58-61,71-74,81-85,94-98,10

**** NEAR FREEZING COLD LOCATIONS  ****
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      33 - 38
Byron Min                   37 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     12 - 36
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     32 - 42
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  4     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   44 - 49   52 - 57   47 - 53   45 - 50   45 - 50   46 - 51
--------

East Central Georgia                    
NWS Fcst Zones 62-65, 75-77, 86-88, 99-101        

**** FREEZE COLD LOCATIONS  ****
****  WIDESPREAD FROST   ****

Lowest Temperatures:      28 - 40
Waynesboro Min              31 
Durations at/below 32:     0 -  3
Durations at/below 28:     0 -  1
Range Dewpoint Temps:     21 - 36
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     28 - 45
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  6     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   43 - 51   51 - 58   47 - 59   43 - 55   43 - 53   45 - 56
--------

Southwest Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 102-104, 120-126, 142-145, 155-158 
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      40 - 44
Bainbridge Min              43 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     22 - 40
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 48
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  5     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   48 - 52   57 - 61   53 - 57   52 - 57   51 - 55   50 - 54
--------

South Central Georgia                   
NWS Zones 105-106,108,110,127-133,146-149,159-163 
** FROST COLDEST LOCATIONS **

Lowest Temperatures:      38 - 43
Tifton Min                  42 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     26 - 36
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     37 - 48
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  3     Long 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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   49 - 53   57 - 62   56 - 63   53 - 60   52 - 59   51 - 56
--------

Southeast Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 113-119, 134-141, 150-154, 164-166 
** PATCHY FROST COLDEST LOCATIONS **

Lowest Temperatures:      36 - 49
Jesup_AG Min                38 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     26 - 44
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     37 - 49
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NW  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)

  04/11/16  04/12/16  04/13/16  04/14/16  04/15/16  04/16/16
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   47 - 59   54 - 62   55 - 63   51 - 59   49 - 59   48 - 58
--------

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