Freeze Watch In Effect This Morning

By  //  January 19, 2014

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Temperatures may fall to the freezing mark or just below for up to 3 hours.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch that will be in effect through this morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch that will be in effect from late tonight through Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch that will be in effect from late tonight through Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a freeze watch, which is in effect through Sunday morning.

• Temperature: Very cold air will affect portions of southern Brevard… Osceola… Indian River… Saint Lucie… Martin and Okeechobee counties.

Late overnight temperatures may fall to the freezing mark or just below for up to 3 hours.

• Impacts: The cold temperatures can kill crops and other tender vegetation if not adequately protected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions 

A freeze watch means freezing temperatures are possible. Remember to bring pets and house plants indoors. Protect outdoor tender vegetation. Dress appropriately for the cold temperatures. Be extra careful with kerosene and space heaters. Be sure to keep space heaters away from curtains and other flammable materials.

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT…
A FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
TONIGHT…MAINLY SOUTH FROM NEAR CENTRAL OSCEOLA AND CENTRAL
BREVARD COUNTIES. TEMPERATURES IN THESE LOW LYING…WIND PROTECTED
LOCATIONS WILL FALL QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET AND MAY REACH NEAR
FREEZING OR JUST BELOW IN THE PRE DAWN HOURS SUNDAY MORNING.
THOUGH THE AIR MASS IS VERY DRY…WIND PROTECTED SPOTS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED TO HAVE SOME PATCHY FROST ANYWHERE ACROSS EAST CENTRAL
FLORIDA…EXCEPT FOR THE BARRIER ISLANDS.

REMEMBER TO PROTECT OUTDOOR TENDER VEGETATION. DRESS APPROPRIATELY
FOR THE COLD TEMPERATURES. BE SURE TO KEEP SPACE HEATERS AWAY FROM
CURTAINS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT…
OCEAN CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE A MODERATE THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS
AT THE BEACHES OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY. SWIMMERS WHO CHOOSE
TO ENTER THE VERY CHILLY SURF SHOULD SWIM IN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT…
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING FRONT AND
BECOME NORTHWEST BEHIND IT EARLY THIS MORNING. GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 25 KNOTS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT OVER
OFFSHORE WATERS. OCCASIONAL GUSTS NEAR GALE FORCE WILL BE POSSIBLE
OFFSHORE AND NORTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET THIS MORNING. SMALL CRAFT
OPERATORS CAN EXPECT HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS NEAR SHORE AS WELL WHERE
GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL BE COMMON
BEHIND THE FRONT. SEAS WELL AWAY FROM THE COAST WILL GRADUALLY
BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET THROUGH THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

.FIRE WEATHER IMPACT…
NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
PROMOTE RAPID SPREAD OF ANY NEW OR EXISTING FIRES. A MODERATE TO
HIGH FIRE WEATHER DANGER IS EXPECTED INLAND FROM THE COAST
THROUGH DUSK THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
PERSISTENT OFFSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH WEDNESDAY PRODUCING
POOR BOATING CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS WITH ELEVATED WESTERLY WINDS WILL
PRODUCE ANOTHER FIRE SENSITIVE DAY AREAWIDE ON SUNDAY…AND
OCCASIONALLY THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEK…ESPECIALLY OVER THE
INTERIOR.


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