Sat Dec 27 I rode my bike a half mile to Circle K to get my stinking daily dose of caffeine and froze my butt off. When I got home my hands were so cold I put them under some hot water to get them warm, which didn't work out that well because I thought I burnt them. I didn't but my hands were so numb they couldn't tell the difference.
Cover those plants: Valley freeze warning tonight
by Beth Duckett - Dec. 27, 2008 07:52 AM
The Arizona Republic
Subfreezing conditions that shrouded the Valley Saturday morning could return on Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued another freeze warning in effect from 1 to 9 a.m. Sunday.
A cold front combined with light winds, dry air and no clouds caused temperatures to plunge Friday. The temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Saturday morning was 35 degrees.
Such conditions are likely to damage or destroy crops and other sensitive vegetation, according to the weather service. Residents are advised to cover sensitive plants and make provisions for outdoor pets.
Temperatures should bounce back by Monday. Forecasters predict a high of 67 degrees on New Year's Day.
December 26, 2008 - 4:55PM
Freeze warning announced for E.V.
Andre Bowser, Tribune
East Valley residents are advised to bring their plants into the house or to cover them as the National Weather Service announced a freeze warning until early Saturday.
The National Weather Service’s Phoenix office announced the winter freeze warning Friday for East Valley cities including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale. The freeze warning is in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the weather service.
Cold air was settling over the south central portion of the state “in the wake of a vigorous cold front,” according to the weather service. That cold front combined with light winds and little cloud cover, which led to the freezing temperatures overnight, especially in outlying areas of Maricopa and Pinal counties, according to the weather service.
The forecast calls for low temperatures around 38 degrees at Sky Harbor Airport and surrounding areas early Saturday, according to the weather service.
A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely, and these conditions will destroy or damage plants and other sensitive vegetation, according to the weather service.
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. East wind at 5 mph becoming southwest.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. South wind at 5 mph becoming east northeast.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST THIS MORNING...
...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM MST SUNDAY...
A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST THIS MORNING.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED ANOTHER FREEZE WARNING FOR SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM MST.
VERY COLD AIR IS SETTLING OVER SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA IN THE WAKE OF FRIDAYS COLD FRONT. THIS COMBINED WITH LIGHT WINDS...VERY DRY AIR...AND LITTLE OR NO CLOUD COVER...WILL LEAD TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES ACROSS PARTS OF THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA...AND IN COOLIDGE AND CASA GRANDE.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL DESTROY OR DAMAGE CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
AZZ023-028-280045- GREATER PHOENIX AREA-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY- 538 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2008
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. A FREEZE WARNING IS POSTED FOR TONIGHT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT
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