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Freeze Watch
Statement as of 10:32 PM EDT op 30 oktober 2014

...Freeze watch remains in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning... ...Freeze watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning...

A freeze watch remains in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning. A freeze watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

* Temperatures...falling to around the freezing mark in most locations on Friday night...with 20s at 2000 feet elevation and above. Widespread below freezing temperatures are expected again on Saturday night...with lows bottoming out in the mid 20s to around 30 range.

* Timing...temperatures will drop to around or below freezing after midnight Friday night and not rise above freezing until mid morning on Saturday. Temperatures will fall below freezing after midnight on Saturday night and remain below freezing until mid morning Sunday morning.

* Impacts...Road and sidewalks may drop at or below freezing during the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday. This could create some slick spots and make traveling potentially hazardous. Frost will develop in many areas and this freeze should kill most crops and other sensitive vegetation... effectively ending the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:10 PM EDT op 30 oktober 2014

...First snow of the season expected for much of the area Friday night into Saturday...

A developing area of low pressure will send a strong cold front south across eastern Kentucky late Friday into Friday night. This low pressure system and associated cold front will produce periods of precipitation from Friday into Saturday night. Temperatures are expected to drop sharply Friday evening into the overnight hours. These falling temperatures...will allow rain to mix with and gradually change to snow...starting in the highest elevations along the Virginia border early Friday evening. Snow levels will lower through the night with valley locations possibly mixing with and changing to snow towards dawn Saturday. In addition to the cold and snowy conditions...winds will be brisk behind the cold front with some gusts up to 25 mph Friday evening possible.

At this time...most of the snow accumulation will be in areas above 1500 feet...where 1 to 3 inches of snow will be possible. The highest elevations in far eastern Kentucky...above 3000 feet...could see locally higher amounts in the 3 to 6 inch range and a Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for the counties that border Virginia Friday night into Saturday. Most of the snow accumulations will reside on grassy and elevated surfaces due to warm ground temperatures. Little if any snow accumulation is expected across the Bluegrass region or in valley locations.

In addition...freezing temperatures are expected Friday night... Saturday night...and Sunday night. A hard freeze may occur in the I-75 corridor Saturday night...with a hard freeze and frost expected area-wide Sunday night. Those with sensitive plants will need to take action to protect them through the weekend.

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