(Update) Freeze Watch now in effect for the entire KJAN listening area 10-p.m. Friday thru 10-a.m. Saturday

Weather

October 10th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

**FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING**

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 possible.

* WHERE…Most of Iowa.

* WHEN…From Friday evening through Saturday morning.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…For Saturday morning… expected wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph will drop wind chill values to the mid teens to low 20s across much of Iowa… especially northern
Iowa.

Freeze Watch in effect for counties in light blue; Freeze Warning for counties in purple.

A FREEZE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MONONA COUNTY FROM 1-A.M. FRIDAY UNTIL 10-A.M. FRIDAY

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.