Statement as of 5:23 AM PST on February 18, 2018
Expires 11:00 AM EST on February 22, 2018
523 am PST sun Feb 18 2018
... Hard freeze warning in effect from midnight Monday night to
8 am PST Tuesday...
... Freeze watch now in effect from late Tuesday night through
The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a hard freeze
warning, which is in effect from midnight Monday night to 8 am
* Temperatures... minimum temperatures will be below 28 degrees in
many valley locations for a period of 3 to 6 hours early
* Timing... coldest temperatures Tuesday morning will occur between
2 am and 8 am. 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.
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.