Cold Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory that remains in effect until 9 a.m. this morning and a Freeze Watch that is effect from late tonight through Wednesday morning for the South Central Oregon Coast.

WHAT

For the Frost Advisory, temperatures as low as 34 will result in frost formation. For the Freeze Watch, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible.

WHERE

South Central Oregon Coast County.

WHEN

For the Frost Advisory, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. For the Freeze Watch, from late tonight through Wednesday morning.

IMPACTS

Frost and freeze conditions could 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.

RED FLAG WARNING

The National Weather Service has also ssued a Red Frag Warning until 4 p.m. Wednesday for the Southern Oregon Coast.

THE CONDITIONS

A dry cold front moving through this morning will cause north winds to increase across the ridges tonight. This morning through Wednesday morning winds will become northeast and then east, mixing down to lower elevations, at times. Low relative humidities are expected today through Wednesday at all elevations. Higher elevations, passes, and east wind favored locations will experience the driest and windiest conditions.

IMPACT

Strong, gusty wind with low relative humidity and high fire danger will likely contribute to a significant spread of new and existing fires in the absence of fire suppression efforts.

AFFECTED AREAS

In Southwest Oregon .. Portions of Fire Weather Zone 618, primarily elevations above 500 feet.

WIND

East 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph at mid and upper elevations as well as east wind prone areas.

HUMIDITY 

Minimum RH 10 to 15 percent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Maximum RH recovery Tuesday night is expected to be 15 to 35 percent.

View the hazard area in detail at: https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

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