First Freeze Watch Of Season For Some Areas of Blue Ridge Over Weekend

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Via NWS : Some areas west of the BRP are under a freeze watch overnight Saturday. Freezing temps are expected primarily west of the Blue Ridge, but the watch area may be expanded to the east in additional updates. Click image above for the latest updates.
Via NWS : Some areas west of the BRP are under a freeze watch overnight Saturday. Freezing temps are expected primarily west of the Blue Ridge, but the watch area may be expanded to the east in additional updates. Click image above for the latest updates.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1209 PM EDT Fri Oct 7 2022

Garrett-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Western Grant-
Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland, Grantsville,
Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg,
Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Bayard, and Mount Storm
1209 PM EDT Fri Oct 7 2022

…FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible.

* WHERE…In Maryland, Garrett County. In Virginia, Augusta,
Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. In West Virginia, Western
Grant County.

* WHEN…From late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1157 AM EDT Fri Oct 7 2022

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
1157 AM EDT Fri Oct 7 2022

…FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest North Carolina, southwest and west
central Virginia and southeast West Virginia… generally west
of the Blue Ridge.

* WHEN…From late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Near freezing temperatures are expected
again late Sunday night and Monday morning. Two back to back
nights with frost and or freezing temperatures may end the
growing season for parts of the area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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