Skip to comments.Freeze Watch In Effect for SE Oregon
Posted on 08/22/2012 9:57:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012
...WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING...
.COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL COOLING WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES FRIDAY MORNING.
ORZ029>031-231100- /O.NEW.KMFR.FZ.A.0011.120824T1000Z-120824T1500Z/ KLAMATH BASIN- NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT... GILCHRIST...SPRAGUE RIVER 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012
...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING.
* TEMPERATURES: 28 TO 32. SOME LOW SPOTS MAY FALL INTO THE MID 20S.
* TIMING: THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AROUND DAWN FRIDAY MORNING.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT...GILCHRIST... SPRAGUE RIVER.
* IMPACTS: SENSITIVE CROPS AND VEGETATION COULD BE DAMAGED OR KILLED IF NOT PROTECTED.
A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
Does this often happen in late August, or are the AGW types going to go into contortions to explain how greenhouse-gas induced global warming is causing unseasonable cold spells in Oregon?
When I was growing up, August was the hottest, most humid month of the year.
Here in upstate New York, our heating system has kicked on in the wee hours of the morning the past two nights. I expect it to do so later this morning as well.
Please drift north to Seattle!
Three straight weeks of above average temps and/or ultra high humidity.
I’m ready for some football and autumn leaves!
And it’s only August 22nd!
More headlines that support a coming cold winter for the US.
141 record lows yesterday (Aug 18, 2012) and 8 record highs
Snow record broken in South Africa (Aug 12, 2012)
New South Wales records one of the coldest August nights ever
Everything causes AGW!
Warm globally, cool locally!
I just bought some oak firewood from Bahara’s in Sunnyvale, CA. The guy who sold me the wood says the woodsmen in the Sierra foothills are predicting a cold and wet winter. They say the ground squirrels are burrowing far up the river banks (getting ready for a flood next spring) and the deer are coming down much lower from the mountains much earlier this year. He says these guys know their stuff. Definite nip in the morning air in the SF Bay Area the last week or so and the Chinese Pistache trees are starting to turn already! My Sedum Autumn Joy is just turning red, too.
Alaskas mountain snow refusing to melt this summer
This is a ridiculous error of some sort.
First, Chemult and the others are in southwest OR, not southeast.
The actual forecast low temperature for Friday morning, apart from this silly derelict freeze watch, is 43-45 degrees F.
That sounds better but is still pretty cold for August.
They adjusted it, see #11.
I am planning a trip to the Oregon mountains tomorrow night and until this came up was worried about being uncomfortable in the previously expected high daytime temps of low 90s. Now it looks like I have to take WINTER SUPPLIES. BIZARRE beyond anything I have ever seen weatherwise!
The surface map shows a cold front coming through (understatement) with the jet stream dipping to suit. But the magnitude of the summer temperature change is unparalleled in my lengthy experience here. I do remember snow in Spokane in early June as a kid, but of course it hadn’t warmed up yet and certainly not into the triple digits.
I live in NE Oregon, in the high desert, and anything below the high 90’s would be welcome, although we do see a +40 degree temp swing overnight, and no humidity.
This Global Warming is getting to be a real pain in the rear.
From another forum about this freeze watch.
“I see! That is why the Canadian Geese have been flocking early in Sonoma County, California.
For the past 2-3 weeks I have seen large crowds of the geese feeding in several fields. They are about 2 months early this year, but this may explain why they are here so early. Normally, the geese land in short grass fields, but the farmers have not cut the grass for some time. Its strange to see just the heads of the guards that keep watch while the rest feed.
Looks like we may be in for some nasty weather this winter.”
If you go to this link you’ll see the size of the watch area.
Ping to some bizarre weather in a distant part of the country (for you). I always follow your hurricane threads, but this is truly “unexpected” and the magnitude and speed of the temperature drop is unparalleled up here. I note that the all-time recorded low for the date is 34-36 for most of these places, now expecting 28 (down from about 48 a couple nights previous).
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