Hard Freeze Warning for Tuesday night and Wednesday AM; tips offered to prepare for cold weather




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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
241 AM EST TUE NOV 18 2014

...FREEZE WARNING THIS MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...AND MUCH OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...

...HARD FREEZE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA AWAY FROM THE
IMMEDIATE COAST...

.AN UNUSUALLY COLD AIR MASS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR IS POURING INTO
THE REGION IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. TEMPERATURES
WILL BE BELOW FREEZING FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING ACROSS THE
NORTHWESTERN THIRD OF THE FORECAST AREA. WHILE THIS WILL BE A
LIGHT FREEZE...A HARD FREEZE IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
MORNING.

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

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 20S OR LOWER
ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS CAN BE EVEN MORE
HARMFUL TO VEGETATION. EXPOSED PIPES ARE AT RISK WHEN TEMPERATURES
FALL TO 20 DEGREES OR BELOW.
Cold weather: Remember the 5 P's - National Weather Service
Cold weather: Remember the P’s – National Weather Service

Residents and visitors should remember the “Five P’s” of cold weather safety. The ā€œ5 Pā€™sā€ are: Protecting People, Protecting Plants, Protecting Pets, Protecting Exposed Pipes, and Practicing Fire Safety.

The following actions are important safety measures:

* Stay indoors and use safe heating sources.

* Be aware of the fire danger from space heaters and candles. Keep such devices away from all flammable materials such as curtains and furniture, and install recommended smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Indoors: Do not use charcoal or other fuel-burning devices, such as grills that produce carbon monoxide. Install at least one carbon monoxide detector per floor in your home.
Outdoors: Stay dry and in wind-protected areas.
Wear multiple layers of loose-fitting, warm clothing.
Drink non-alcoholic fluids.
Shelter or bring animals inside, especially pets.




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