MD-VA-SC-GA-KY Frost / Freeze Update on Wed. @ Noon (3/22/17)

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Good afternoon,

This cold weather just won’t seem to loosen it’s grip on us! I just sent out brief advisory to NC growers about tonight (Wed/Thur) as well as tomorrow night. I am writing this advisory from Williamsburg, Va, where we may have been very fortunate to have kept our cherry blossoms, but I am not so sure how folks made out up in DC area (I have heard 50% loss). In the NC Advisory this late morning I included this photo from Lowell Yoder, Rustburg, VA (Fig 1).

Fig. 1. Photo of Chandler plants that had 2 row covers last week – photo taken this past Sunday. Chandler did pretty well.

MD – I took a peak at temperatures for Salisbury, MD, over next few days Salisbury, and it could be especially tricky tonight with such low dew points, and these are dropping all night and will be in single digit by 8 am. Serious precautions needed up there with irrigation tonight. This is what I refer to as frost/freeze (winds above 5 mph, but less 10 mph, and sub-freezing temps). The minimum temp is going to be 21 F (that’ pretty serious, and will take more than 1 row cover, so if you are in bloom and wish to protect them, you may wish to add 2nd cover this afternoon). Of course, it is really going to be windy today as well! This may be a scenario for sprinkling on top of covers?

MD Temp Outlook

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

VA VA Temp Outlook

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

SC

(Hail storms last night in some areas SC)

At 1 pm today received this report from Eric Hunter in Easley: Here in upstate SC we were ravaged with major hailstorms last night. The worst I’ve seen in my life. We were fortunate and received no damage, but many area farms were devastated.

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

AWIS Weather Services, Inc. Georgia Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  306 PM CDT on Wed Mar 22 2017

... Forecast for Tonight ... Northwest Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 1-5, 11-12, 19-20, 30-31           
**** LITTLE/NO FROST DUE TO DRY AIR **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      38 - 43
Rome_GA Min                 42 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     23 - 39
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 43
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  7                          
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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   42 - 47   49 - 54   51 - 56   51 - 56   52 - 57   49 - 53
--------

North Central Georgia                   
NWS Fcst Zones 6-9, 13-16, 21-23, 25, 32-37, 44-45
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      36 - 46
Dahlonega Min               40 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     23 - 43
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 50
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  9                          
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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   38 - 48   46 - 55   48 - 58   48 - 58   48 - 58   46 - 56
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      34 - 40
Hartwell Min                39 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     29 - 43
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     38 - 50
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  9                          
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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   36 - 42   42 - 49   48 - 55   48 - 54   50 - 57   47 - 54
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      45 - 52
La_Grange 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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   44 - 52   51 - 56   53 - 58   53 - 58   53 - 59   51 - 58
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      43 - 50
Byron 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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   42 - 49   49 - 55   52 - 58   52 - 58   53 - 60   53 - 59
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      42 - 52
Waynesboro 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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   41 - 50   49 - 56   53 - 60   53 - 60   53 - 61   53 - 60
--------

Southwest Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 102-104, 120-126, 142-145, 155-158 

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

Lowest Temperatures:      53 - 58
Bainbridge Min              57 

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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   49 - 54   51 - 56   56 - 60   55 - 59   56 - 60   55 - 60
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      52 - 59
Tifton Min                  56 

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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   49 - 53   51 - 55   55 - 60   54 - 59   55 - 59   56 - 60
--------

Southeast Georgia                       
NWS Fcst Zones 113-119, 134-141, 150-154, 164-166 

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

Lowest Temperatures:      49 - 57
Jesup_AG Min                51 

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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   47 - 56   50 - 59   54 - 60   54 - 61   54 - 62   54 - 61
--------

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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

KY

AWIS Weather Services, Inc. Western Kentucky Frost/Freeze Forecast
Produced at  306 PM CDT on Wed Mar 22 2017

... Forecast for Tonight ... Southwest Kentucky                      
NWS Fcst Zones 1-13                               
**** LITTLE IF ANY FROST **** 

Lowest Temperatures:      36 - 38
Murray Min                  38 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     23 - 32
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     35 - 39
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  7                          
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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   52 - 56   57 - 59   52 - 56   52 - 54   53 - 55   48 - 51
--------

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

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

Lowest Temperatures:      33 - 36
Leitchfield Min             35 
Range Dewpoint Temps:     13 - 30
Range Wetbulb  Temps:     28 - 37
AVG Wind Direction/Speed:  NE  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)

  03/24/17  03/25/17  03/26/17  03/27/17  03/28/17  03/29/17
  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
   47 - 52   53 - 57   51 - 55   49 - 52   51 - 55   43 - 48
--------

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10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS

Bowling_Green Covington Danville-Powell_ Fort_Campbell
Fort_Knox/Godma Frankfort_AP Glasgow_KY Henderson_City
Jackson_KY Lexington_KY London_Corbin Louisville_AP
Louisville/Bowm Middlesboro_AP Monticello_KY_AP Murray_AP
Owensboro_AP Paducah Richmond_Madison Somerset(AWOS)

Written By

Photo of Barclay Poling, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Barclay PolingFormer Professor and Extension Specialist, Strawberries and Muscadines (919) 515-5373 (Office) barclay_poling@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Updated on Mar 22, 2017
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