Madison County Emergency Management will be opening a cold weather shelter this evening. Temperatures are expected to dip to the upper teens tonight and a hard freeze warning has been issued. Vulnerable populations are encouraged to come to the shelter located at the Madison County Emergency Management Office at 1083 SW Harvey Greene Dr. The shelter will be open from 5:00 pm today until 8:00 am tomorrow morning. Anyone in need of sheltering should report no later than 9:00 pm this evening. The shelter will close at 9:00pm if there are no occupants by that time. Those needing shelter are encouraged to bring their own comfort items (pillows, blankets, etc…) however, basics will be provided.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HARD
FREEZE WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EST /7 PM CST/ THIS
EVENING TO 10 AM EST /9 AM CST/ WEDNESDAY.
* MINIMUM TEMPERATURES…LOWS IN THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S
WEDNESDAY MORNING…EXCEPT MID TO UPPER 20S AT THE BEACHES AND
IN THE CITIES.
* DURATION…13 TO 14 HOURS OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…WITH 7 TO 8 HOURS OF TEMPERATURES IN
THE MID 20S OR COLDER FOR INLAND AREAS AND 2 TO 3 HOURS FOR COASTAL
SECTIONS EXCEPT THE IMMEDIATE COAST.
* IMPACTS…POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO UNPROTECTED VEGETATION. A MORE
SUBSTANTIAL RISK TO CROPS TONIGHT…AND PERHAPS A RISK OF
RUPTURED PIPES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO THE PROLONGED COLD
A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO 25 DEGREES
OR LOWER FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS
AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION