Freeze Watch

Issued At: Sunday, 07 Oct 2012, 8:52 AM MDT
Expires At: Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 9:00 AM MDT

Canon city vicinity/eastern fremont county- pueblo and vicinity/pueblo county below 6300 ft- walsenburg vicinity/upper huerfano river basin below 7500 ft- trinidad vicinity/western las animas county below 7500 ft- la junta vicinity/otero county-eastern las animas county- las animas vicinity/bent county-springfield vicinity/baca county- including...canon city...penrose...pueblo...walsenburg... trinidad...la junta...rocky ford...branson...kim...las animas... springfield...walsh 852 am mdt sun oct 7 2012 ...freeze watch remains in effect from late tonight through monday morning... ...freeze warning will expire at 9 am mdt this morning... the freeze warning will expire at 9 am mdt this morning. a freeze watch remains in effect from late tonight through monday morning. * location...pueblo...eastern fremont...huerfano...las animas... otero...bent...and baca counties. * temperatures...persistent cloud cover kept temperatures just above freezing for most areas this morning. however...clearing skies will likely lead to colder temperatures tonight with readings possibly dropping into the 20s to around 30 by early monday morning. * impact...freezing temperatures will damage or kill unprotected vegetation. they may also freeze exposed pipes and irrigation systems. precautionary/preparedness actions... a freeze watch is issued when a prolonged period of subfreezing temperatures may develop. it may be necessary for you to protect crops or vegetation...and to drain exposed water pipes and irrigation systems.