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Freeze warning in effect for Washington County, WI and neighboring communities until 10 a.m. Monday

Washington Co., WI – Have you turned your heat on yet? Tonight, may be the night as the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning until 10 a.m. Monday, October 30.

Sub-freezing temperatures with low 20s to 30s are anticipated. There may have even been some flurries in the air this evening. frost

The National Weather Service said 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.

The photo below is from October 8, 2022, when the first hard frost of the season was predicted.

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Looking ahead at the forecast… there’s a four-letter word coming up Monday night.
According to the National Weather Service Monday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow after 4am. Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Snow likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Can your plants and vegetable survive an early autumn frost?

Click HERE for a great guide.

Below is a reminder of where Washington County was in July 2022. On Monday, October 3, 2022 regular unleaded jumped 20 cents overnight to $4.19 in West Bend, WI.
Horicon Bank

 

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