Southwestern San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hard Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch
Issued: 5:00 AM PST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Hard freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
8 am PST Tuesday...
... Freeze watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through
Thursday morning...

* temperatures... widespread minimum temperatures dropping below 32
degrees with many areas below 28 degrees. Coldest areas will be
near 24 degrees.

* Timing... coldest temperatures Tuesday morning will occur
between 2 am and 8 am. Temperatures durations of 2 to 4 hours
below 28 degrees are possible. Cold temperatures will continue
Tuesday night and Wednesday night with minimum temperatures of
28 to 32 degrees.

* Impacts... long durations of below freezing temperatures will
kill unprotected vegetation. Exposed water pipes could burst.
Pets and livestock feel the extreme cold as well. Agricultural
interests should closely monitor minimum temperature forecasts
and make preparations to protect frost sensitive vegetation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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