Freeze Warning in Effect for Parts of MoCo Tomorrow Morning

by MCS Staff
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There is a Freeze Warning in effect from 1am until 9am Thursday morning for northwest Montgomery County, which includes Germantown, Clarksburg, Poolesville, Damascus and some surrounding areas. A Freeze Watch is also in effect for late Thursday through Friday morning. Additional information below, courtesy of the National Weather Service:

* WHAT…For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 expected. For the Freeze Watch, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central, north central and northern Maryland, central, northern, northwest and western Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN…For the Freeze Warning, from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Thursday. For the Freeze Watch, from late Thursday night through Friday morning.

* 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.

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