Freeze Warnings Issued for Early Friday Morning

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 8 AM CDT FRIDAY…

For the counties of:
Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, and Chase.

Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City.

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of Central Kansas.

* WHEN…From 4 AM to 8 AM CDT Friday.

* 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.

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY…

For the counties of:
Cloud, Clay, Ottawa, and Dickinson.

Including the cities of Concordia, Clay Center, Wakefield, Minneapolis, Bennington, Tescott, Delphos, Abilene, Herington, Chapman, and Solomon.

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures expected, with lows falling to between 24 and 29.

* WHERE…Portions of north central Kansas.

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 9 AM CDT Friday.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A longer period of overnight lows falling below freezing is forecast for the first half of next week. Please stay tuned for further forecast updates and possible freeze warnings.

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.

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