Weather

County,
Special Weather Statement issued March 27 at 5:37PM CDT until April 01 at 3:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 5:37 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015
Expires: 3 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

......BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES MAY IMPACT EARLY GROWING VEGETATION
THIS WEEKEND...
THE MAJORITY OF PLANTS...VINES AND FRUIT TREES STILL REMAIN IN THE
VERY EARLY BUDDING STAGES...SO THE BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES
THIS WEEKEND WILL NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THESE TYPES OF
VEGETATION.
HOWEVER...THE GROWTH OF SOME RESIDENTIAL PLANTS AND FLOWERS HAVE
BEEN ACCELERATED BY THE RECENT SPELL OF WARM DAYS EARLIER THIS
WEEK. ALTHOUGH THESE PLANTS ARE RATHER HARDY AND CAN WITHSTAND
TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS...TEMPERATURES IN THE
UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER...COVERING PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.
THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE TONIGHT OVER PARTS OF
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. ANY ACCUMULATION OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
REMAIN LESS THAN A HALF AN INCH AT MOST. THE SNOW WILL ACTUALLY
SERVE TO INSULATE OUTDOOR PLANTS FROM THE MOST SEVERE ASPECTS OF
THE COLD TEMPERATURES.
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FREEZING UNTIL
AFTER 4 AM CDT SATURDAY MORNING...BUT COULD REMAIN BELOW FREEZING
UNTIL 10 AM CDT SATURDAY MORNING.
ON SATURDAY NIGHT...TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY FALL BELOW FREEZING
AROUND 5 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING...RISING ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK
AROUND 8 AM CDT SUNDAY MORNING.
IF YOU HAVE CONCERN ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR OWN PLANTS AND
FLOWERS...THEN YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO COVER THEM UP EARLY THIS
EVENING.
ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE THE RULE FROM SUNDAY NIGHT
AND THROUGHOUT NEXT WEEK.

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