Catahoula Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Watch
Statement as of 8:55 PM CDT on October 31, 2014

...Freeze watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning...

A freeze watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday morning.

* Temperatures: 28 to 32 degrees.

* Timing: 2 am to 8 am CST Sunday morning.

* Impacts: tender outdoor vegetation will likely be damaged by subfreezing temperatures for a several hour duration.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are highly likely. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Special Statement
Statement as of 2:50 PM CDT on October 31, 2014

...High fire danger conditions expected on Saturday across portions of south Mississippi and central Louisiana...

According to area forestry commissions and the US Forest Service, recent dry conditions have made outdoor burning increasingly hazardous. Conditions are such that a spark from equipment, the heat from a catalytic converter, or any heat source could start a grass or brush fire. The combination of dry fine fuels, such as grass, and low relative humidity have resulted in continued fire danger across the region.

Minimum relative humidity values will range from 20 to 25 percent Saturday afternoon...creating high fire danger given the dry conditions.

Fires place area forestry commissions, fire departments, and other fire control agencies in life threatening situations, and can endanger communities. Please use caution and help prevent Forest and grass fires.

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