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Special Weather Statements for the Region


Last updated: Friday, October 4, 2019 5:26 PM

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Special Weather Statements
Frost Advisory

 

New Hampshire/Maine

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
316 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>014-017-018-020-021-026-RIZ001>007-050330-
/O.CON.KBOX.FR.Y.0005.191005T0600Z-191005T1200Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Taunton,
Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster,
Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich,
Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly,
and Newport
316 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures falling into the lower to middle 30s.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Connecticut, central, eastern,
northeastern, southeastern and western Massachusetts and
northern and southern Rhode Island.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

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Southwest NH

Freeze Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
321 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

NHZ003-005-007-011-050730-
/O.CON.KGYX.FZ.W.0004.191005T0400Z-191005T1200Z/
Northern Grafton-Southern Grafton-Sullivan-Cheshire-
Including the cities of Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton,
Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, Lebanon,
Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney,
Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster,
Newport, Charlestown, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry,
and Jaffrey
321 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM
EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as lows will be in the upper
20s to low 30s.

* WHERE...Northern Grafton, Southern Grafton, Sullivan and
Cheshire Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT Saturday.

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

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

========================================

 

Mass.

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
316 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>014-017-018-020-021-026-RIZ001>007-050330-
/O.CON.KBOX.FR.Y.0005.191005T0600Z-191005T1200Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Taunton,
Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster,
Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich,
Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly,
and Newport
316 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures falling into the lower to middle 30s.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Connecticut, central, eastern,
northeastern, southeastern and western Massachusetts and
northern and southern Rhode Island.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

===================================================================

SE Mass


See Above

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Upstate New York - Albany Area


Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
240 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

CTZ001-013-NYZ049-050-052-053-059>061-064>066-051300-
/O.CON.KALY.FR.Y.0008.191005T0400Z-191005T1300Z/
Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Eastern Schenectady-
Southern Saratoga-Eastern Albany-Western Rensselaer-
Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia-Eastern Ulster-
Western Dutchess-Eastern Dutchess-
Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,
New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Schenectady, Rotterdam,
Burnt Hills, Ballston Spa, Mechanicville, Clifton Park,
Waterford, Albany, Troy, Catskill, Coxsackie, Athens, Cairo,
Jefferson Heights, Hudson, New Lebanon, Kingston, New Paltz,
Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Arlington, Pawling, Wingdale, Dover Plains,
Millbrook, Stanfordville, Pine Plains, and Amenia
240 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures in the mid 30s will result in frost
formation.

* WHERE...The Capital District, mid Hudson Valley, central and
southern Taconics and northwestern Connecticut.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

=================

Freeze Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
240 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047-048-051-054-058-063-082>084-
VTZ013>015-051300-
/O.CON.KALY.FZ.W.0001.191005T0400Z-191005T1300Z/
Northern Berkshire-Southern Berkshire-Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-
Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-
Northern Warren-Northern Washington-Schoharie-Western Schenectady-
Western Albany-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene-Western Ulster-
Northern Fulton-Southeast Warren-Southern Washington-Bennington-
Western Windham-Eastern Windham-
Including the cities of Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield, Florida,
North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington, South Egremont,
Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever, Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro,
Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis, Hoffmeister, Wells, Ilion,
Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk, Frankfort, Dolgeville,
Gloversville, Johnstown, Amsterdam, Saratoga Lake,
Saratoga Springs, Bolton Landing, Johnsburg, North Creek,
North River, Warrensburg, Hague, Huletts Landing, Whitehall,
Granville, Cobleskill, Breakabeen, Gilboa, Livingstonville,
Middleburgh, North Blenheim, Jefferson, Mariaville, Delanson,
Duanesburg, Westerlo, Altamont, Berne, Knox, Preston Hollow,
Berlin, Eagle Bridge, Hoosick Falls, Stephentown, Hunter,
Tannersville, Windham, Prattsville, Ellenville, Woodstock,
West Hurley, West Shokan, Kerhonkson, Napanoch, Sundown,
Caroga Lake, Glens Falls, West Glens Falls, Hudson Falls,
Fort Edward, Cambridge, Greenwich, Middle Falls, North Easton,
Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal, Stratton,
Londonderry, Brattleboro, Guilford Center, West Brattleboro,
and Bellows Falls
240 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures in the upper 20s and lower
30s.

* WHERE...The southern Adirondacks, Lake George Saratoga Region,
Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Valley, Helderbergs, eastern
Catskills, northern Taconics, Berkshires and southern Vermont.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

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

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.

=========================================================================

New York City

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
409 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

CTZ005>008-NJZ002-NYZ067-068-051200-
/O.CON.KOKX.FR.Y.0002.191005T0400Z-191005T1200Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Western Passaic-Orange-Putnam-
409 PM EDT Fri Oct 4 2019

...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM
EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Temperatures falling into the mid and upper 30s will
result in frost formation.

* WHERE...In New Jersey, Western Passaic County. In Connecticut,
Northern Fairfield, Northern New Haven, Northern Middlesex,
and Northern New London Counties. In New York, Orange and
Putnam Counties.

* WHEN...From midnight to 8 AM EDT.

* IMPACTS...Frost could harm sensitive outdoor vegetation if left
uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps to protect tender plants from the cold.


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