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Freeze warning issued for ENC

Published On: Oct 25 2013 03:18:28 AM CDT
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The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning which is in effect from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. The areas include the counties of Martin, Pitt, Washington, Tyrrell, Greene, Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Duplin, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, and Onslow. A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Freezing temperatures are expected over much of the area tonight into early Saturday morning as a cold high pressure builds into the area overnight. Calm winds and clear skies will allow temperatures to drop to near or below freezing across much of inland eastern North Carolina. The cities of Williamston, Robersonville, Greenville, Plymouth, Columbia, Snow Hill, Hookerton, Washington, River Road, Wallace, Warsaw, Rose Hill, Kenansville, Beulaville, Magnolia, Kinston, Maysville, Pollocksville, Trenton, New Bern, Havelock, Vanceboro, and Jacksonville will likely see low temperatures of 29 to 32 degrees between 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Impacts will be to lingering crops and other temperature sensitive vegetation could be damaged or killed.

Also a Frost Advisory is in effect for this same time for the counties of Pamlico and Carteret. A Frost Advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered. This includes the cities of Oriental, Alliance, Bayboro, Arapahoe, Minnesott Beach, Vandemere, Stonewall, Morehead City, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, and Newport as low temperatures of 31 to 35 degrees are expected away from the water between 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Sensitive plants will be damaged if unprotected.