Freeze Warning

Issued At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:17 AM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:30 PM MDT

Urgent - weather message national weather service grand junction co 417 am mdt fri may 19 2017 central gunnison and uncompahgre river basin- paradox valley/lower dolores river- four corners/upper dolores river- 417 am mdt fri may 19 2017 ...freeze warning remains in effect until 10 am mdt this morning... ...freeze watch in effect from late tonight through saturday morning... the national weather service in grand junction has issued a freeze watch, which is in effect from late tonight through saturday morning. * locations include...montrose, hotchkiss, delta, gateway, nucla, cortez, dove creek, and mancos. * temperatures...upper 20s to lower 30s. * timing...temperatures will remain near freezing until 1 to 2 hours after sunrise. temperatures may approach freezing again during the early morning hours saturday morning and will reach their coldest shortly before sunrise. * impacts...budding vegetation and sensitive plants will be negatively impacted as temperatures drop below critical thresholds. small, exposed water lines, such as those associated with swamp coolers, may freeze. precautionary/preparedness actions... a freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. these conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation. a freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.