Drop in Temperature Prompts Frost Advisory

Posted October 29, 2007

— Parts of the WRAL viewing area could see their first frost of the year.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said temperatures were expected to drop to the low to mid-30s Monday night. Clear skies, along with diminishing winds and a dry atmosphere, make conditions ripe for the formation of frost. 

The frost advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday for the northern and central parts of the Piedmont and coastal plain regions of North Carolina.

The frost could mean danger for sensitive outdoor plants. If possible, those plants should be brought inside before Monday night. Other protective measures include covering sensitive plants with a light blanket or plastic sheet.


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  • UpwardlyMobile Oct 29, 2007

    I have had visitors from Massachusetts working with me for the past 3 weeks. They were ecstatic about todays temps... I personally prefer warmer weather!

  • Tidbit Oct 29, 2007

    Woot! Bring on the Global Warming! Yeeeehaw! Oh wait.. It's BELOW average temperatures... woops...

  • lornadoone Oct 29, 2007

    Umm.. to all of you hoping for snow, good luck. Unless your in the mountains, your chances of seeing snow are slim to none. We'll only get an inch or two IF anything.

  • BlueHeaven27599 Oct 29, 2007

    I love this weather. Maybe we'll get a lot of snow this winter after this drought we had.

  • ltbarkley Oct 29, 2007

    "Thanks for bringing the typo to our attention. Once it's fixed, I typically remove the comment, as it is no longer an issue. Thanks." -Angela

    BTW - the typo is still there, last line. ;). Feel free to delete my comments (both of them) when its fixed. I have no problem with that now that I know why :).

  • Network dude Oct 29, 2007

    I sure am glad for the cooler weather. I was starting to thing Al Gore might have something there. But beware of Global Cooling! I heard that is what's next.

  • ltbarkley Oct 29, 2007

    I'm not sure why my comments were deleted, but I was commenting on the typo "Plans" instead of "plants" in "overing sensitive plans with a light blanket or plastic sheet" which is rather funny reading other posters comments... :)

    Response from GOLO:
    Thanks for bringing the typo to our attention. Once it's fixed, I typically remove the comment, as it is no longer an issue. Thanks.

    Angela Connor, GOLO Managing Editor

  • wife-of-a-concrete-man Oct 29, 2007

    brrrr... :)

  • yukonjohn3 Oct 29, 2007

    This morning outside of Fairbanks, Alaska it is a brisk 5 below zero. It feels good here too, after one of the nicest summers I can remember in 27 years. As for global climate change, we are seeing it greatly up here. Our ice cap that is off the north coast receded further this summer than it has in the history of keeping records of it. It is stressing the animal populations up there, and hopefully it is just a normal warming cycle and it will correct itself soon, but I really dont think so. Scientist were saying this fall that the polar ice cap may melt in our lifetime. Lets hope that does not happen, it will affect the weather globally for sure. Enjoy the cold weather down there, and we will surely try to send some snow soon...I know how much I loved it as a kid in Moore County!!

  • jamesrouse21 Oct 29, 2007

    Geez, I did not know that commenting on the weather would actually change something.