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Freeze warning tonight

Boyd

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Could be bad news for everything that is already blooming...

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY. THE
FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S. EVEN
LOCATIONS ALONG THE COASTAL STRIPS OF NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE,
AND IN THE HIGHLY URBANIZED METRO AREAS, MAY SEE TEMPERATURES
DROP TO AROUND 30 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY WARM WINTER AND EARLY SPRING, THE
GROWING SEASON HAS BEGUN AROUND THE REGION. ANY VEGETATION
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER A PERIOD OF THREE OR
MORE HOURS WOULD BE AT RISK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
 

dogg57

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Jan 22, 2007
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Looks like a Warning nite Plus,03/26/12

Freeze Warning
Red Flag Warning
Fire Weather Watch
Special Weather Statement
Hazardous Weather Outlook

State allows emergency fires to ward off farm frost

Nature’s double-cross — from beach weather last week to potentially killing frosts tonight — has state officials telling farmers they can use open burning and smudge pots in their fields and orchards to keep plant buds from freezing.
"The next couple of nights could prove critical to many farmers across the state," state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said late Monday.
The DEP and state Department of Agriculture were expediting a procedure so farmers can burn tonight. The DEP has jurisdiction over air emissions and forest fire protection so it will be monitoring where farmers are using fire to protect their crops.
http://www.app.com/article/20120326...farm-frost?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
 
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Although it would suck, my wife and I will go on fine if our blooming plants and flowers die from the freeze, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for those farmers. It would be terrible for a couple nights to destroy their season.
 

Boyd

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Was out of town for a couple days, but it looks like we dodged that bullet. Didn't see any damage on a brief walk yesterday. Two years ago we had a hard freeze very late in the season (April/May?). It killed all the buds on the wild laurel bushes on my uplands and nearly wiped them out. Last year they recovered a bit, but still look pretty scrawny. A repeat of that might completely do them in.

Anyway, we have another freeze warning tonight.

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S...WITH SOME UPPER 20S IN THE
NORMALLY COLDER LOCATIONS LIKE THE PINE BARRENS IN NEW JERSEY.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY WARM WINTER AND EARLY SPRING...
THE GROWING SEASON HAS BEGUN AROUND THE REGION. ANY VEGETATION
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER A PERIOD OF THREE OR
MORE HOURS WOULD BE AT RISK.
 

dogg57

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Jan 22, 2007
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Was out of town for a couple days, but it looks like we dodged that bullet. Didn't see any damage on a brief walk yesterday. Two years ago we had a hard freeze very late in the season (April/May?). It killed all the buds on the wild laurel bushes on my uplands and nearly wiped them out. Last year they recovered a bit, but still look pretty scrawny. A repeat of that might completely do them in.

Anyway, we have another freeze warning tonight.

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S...WITH SOME UPPER 20S IN THE
NORMALLY COLDER LOCATIONS LIKE THE PINE BARRENS IN NEW JERSEY.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY WARM WINTER AND EARLY SPRING...
THE GROWING SEASON HAS BEGUN AROUND THE REGION. ANY VEGETATION
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER A PERIOD OF THREE OR
MORE HOURS WOULD BE AT RISK.
Boyd Let me know if you got a frost or not Thanks
 

Boyd

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Dogg: just got back from my evening walk. I didn't see any frost damage in either the yard or the woods, which is great. I found the old thread on the previous hard freeze, and it appears to have happened on May 10, 2010. That's really late in the season.

Considering how early the growing season started this year, it would really be a disaster to have another hard freeze in mid-May. Here's the old thread: http://forums.njpinebarrens.com/threads/black-frost-2010.6406/
 
It got my whole tray of Little Bluestem. I came out to see every blade all laying on the sides. Fortunately nothing else was damaged, and I do have some more plugs in the Greenhouse. But strange given its a native grass. But maybe it will re-grow. Time will tell and a lesson was learned.
 

dogg57

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Frost Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
358 PM EDT MON APR 2 2012

DEZ001-MDZ008-012-NJZ012-013-015>022-027-PAZ067>069-031200-
/O.CON.KPHI.FR.Y.0001.120403T0400Z-120403T1200Z/
NEW CASTLE-CECIL-KENT MD-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-
GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-
ATLANTIC-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CHESTER-MONTGOMERY-BUCKS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...
NEW BRUNSWICK...FREEHOLD...TRENTON...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...
CAMDEN...CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...JACKSON...
MILLVILLE...HAMMONTON...WHARTON STATE FOREST...WEST CHESTER...
NORRISTOWN...DOYLESTOWN
358 PM EDT MON APR 2 2012

...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM
EDT TUESDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE LOW TO MID 30S.

* TIMING...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.
 

46er

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Mar 24, 2004
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Coastal NJ
Another one tonight and possibly tomorrow night. It seems like its colder this spring than it has been all winter :eek:
 

46er

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Mar 24, 2004
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Coastal NJ
There was quite a bit of snow to the west of us.

Possible freeze tonight.

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
923 PM EDT MON APR 23 2012

NJZ020>022-027-241100-
OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JACKSON...MILLVILLE...HAMMONTON...
WHARTON STATE FOREST
923 PM EDT MON APR 23 2012

...POCKETS OF NEAR-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT...

ALTHOUGH WINDS TONIGHT OVER MOST LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP
TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK, SOME OF THE MOST
SHELTERED LOCATIONS OF THE PINE BARRENS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE WINDS
LIGHTEN ENOUGH TO ALLOW THE TEMPERATURE TO DROP TO NEAR FREEZING.
IF YOU LIVE IN A LOCATION IN THE PINE BARRENS THAT IS WELL-
SHELTERED, CONSIDER TAKING ANY POTTED PLANTS INDOORS AND COVERING
ANY OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

$$

MPD
 

dogg57

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Frost Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
318 PM EDT FRI APR 27 2012

DEZ001>003-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ012-013-015>023-027-PAZ070-
281200-
/O.NEW.KPHI.FR.Y.0006.120428T0800Z-120428T1200Z/
NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-CECIL-KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-
CAROLINE-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-
CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-
SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-DELAWARE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILMINGTON...DOVER...GEORGETOWN...
ELKTON...CHESTERTOWN...CENTREVILLE...EASTON...DENTON...
NEW BRUNSWICK...FREEHOLD...TRENTON...PENNSVILLE...GLASSBORO...
CAMDEN...CHERRY HILL...MOORESTOWN...MOUNT HOLLY...JACKSON...
MILLVILLE...HAMMONTON...CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE...
WHARTON STATE FOREST...MEDIA
318 PM EDT FRI APR 27 2012

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM EDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY. IT IS IN EFFECT FROM 400 AM UNTIL 800 AM SATURDAY.

* LOW TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 30S FROM LATE
TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...MAINLY BETWEEN 400 AM AND 800 AM.

* IMPACTS...FLOWERING FRUIT TREES AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION
MAY SUFFER DAMAGE IF NOT PROTECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR
PLANTS MAY BE DAMAGED IF LEFT UNPROTECTED.

&&
 

Boyd

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Another warning for tomorrow morning. Have not seen any adverse effects from the previous ones around me. We had a nice bit of rain here last night, a little under 1/4".

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT MONDAY.

* LOW TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...FLOWERING FRUIT TREES AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION
WILL SUFFER DAMAGE IF NOT PROTECTED.
 

Boyd

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Now that I take a closer look, unfortunately there is some frost damage in my upland woods. :( Some of the young laurel leaves have turned partially brown, not sure if they will survive this or not. And some of the other lower shrub type things (sorry, I'm hopeless at plant ID) have partially wilted leaves as well. It's not nearly as widespread as the damage two years ago, but still noticeable.

Well, after tonight it looks like the warm weather is coming back, with nights in the 50 to 60 degree range.
 
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