Frost Season

A Frost Advisory and Freeze and Hard Freeze Warnings will be used multiple times in the next few weeks, yet these terms may not mean the same to you as they do to a meteorologist.  A frost advisory for instance is issued when temperatures are expected to drop to between 33 and 36 degrees.  The reasoning is that official temperatures are measured near 5 feet, meaning, that even with temperatures a few degrees above 32 degrees above the ground, there are often freezing temperatures near the ground.  A freeze warning is issued when that 5 foot temperature is expected to drop to 29 to 32 degrees and a hard freeze warning is issued when the projected minimum temperatures are forecast to drop to 28 degrees or lower.