WNC Freeze Warning

Time to bring in your sensitive plants and shelter your animals. Tonight’s expected low in the Asheville area is 29 degrees F.


Expires 11:30 AM EDT on October 13, 2006

Statement as of 4:16 AM EDT on October 13, 2006

… Freeze warning in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am EDT Saturday…

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a freeze warning… which is in effect from midnight tonight to 8 am EDT Saturday for the North Carolina mountains. The freeze watch is no longer in effect.

A combination of light winds… clear skies… and a very dry airmass is expected to allow for widespread freezing conditions across the valleys of the North Carolina mountains by Saturday morning. Low temperatures in the lower 30s are expected across the area… although sheltered locations could see temperatures in the upper 20s… especially in the little Tennessee Valley. In the higher elevations… freezing temperatures will likely be reached by midnight… but winds aloft will increase after midnight… allowing temperatures to hold around freezing on peaks and ridge tops… or possibly even warm gradually through the night.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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