Freeze Warnings Issued Across N.C.

Posted November 7, 2007

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— The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for nearly half of the state from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely, according to the National Weather Service. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

"I suspect after tonight that we won't see anymore of these freeze warnings, because the growing season will effectively be over at that point," said WRAL's Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Wednesday night is expected to be cold, with lows in the upper 20s. The record cold temperature for Nov. 8 is 20 degrees in 1967.

Clear skies and light winds early Thursday morning will likely result in temperatures falling below freezing for a few hours, according to the weather service. The mercury will struggle to climb much above 50 throughout the day. The normal high at this time of year is in the mid-60s.

Thursday night will be mostly clear with low temperatures near freezing. Highs will climb to near 60 by Sunday.


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  • 39 going on 25 Nov 8, 2007

    I love cold weather!!! Now, bring on the snow!!

  • Hagar the Terrible Nov 8, 2007

    better get your bread and milk

  • floyd_lawson Nov 8, 2007

    This is normal, it doesn't have to be a daily headline!

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Nov 7, 2007

    Actually, the local and National Weather Service is obligated to provide this valuable information to the State THC bureau of the North Carolina Pot Growers Association. We can't afford to have this year's number one cash crop compromised.

    Willie Nelson for President!

  • colliedave Nov 7, 2007

    Again, why do we need a freeze warning this is November and we live in NC. It is supposed to freeze at this time of the year. Is issuing the warning just something the National Weather Service does to keep busy and earn its keep?

  • bushretard Nov 7, 2007

    Crops? What crops? They all dried up in the drought.

  • DayumKrazy1 Nov 7, 2007

    glad it has kooled off...hope the freezing doesn't hurt crops, its welcome as far as I am concerned!

  • Just WhiskeyKel Nov 7, 2007

    It's about time. I'm tired of being hot.

  • CaptainAwesome Nov 7, 2007

    Contrary to popular belief, global warming does not mean that all areas of earth warm. It only means that the average temperature increases, so some areas can actually get colder. It doesn't have anything to do with this, just wanted to point it out since its a common misconception.

  • Leonardo Nov 7, 2007

    Wow...a global warming joke. I wasn't expecting that.