Tuesday Freeze Warning Now Issued

NWS MEDFORD HAS FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM TUESDAY

NWS MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM TUESDAY…

* WHAT…For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 20 degrees expected. For the Frost Advisory, temperatures as low as 33 will result in frost formation.

* WHERE…For the Freeze warning: The Illinois Valley in Josephine County, almost all of Jackson County including the Applegate, and Rogue Valleys, and southern portions of the Umpqua Basin near Tiller, Azalea and Glendale in south Central Douglas County. For the frost advisory, the remainder of Josephine County, eastern Curry County, and Most of Douglas County including Roseburg, Camas Valley, Sutherlin, Glide, and Drain.

* WHEN… From 1 AM to 9 AM Tuesday.

* IMPACTS… Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing. Bring pets inside for the night. Remember, if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for them.