Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Freeze Watch
Issued: 11:28 AM PDT Sep. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Freeze watch in effect from late Friday night through Saturday

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a freeze watch,
which is in effect from late Friday night through Saturday

* Areas impacted: Carson Valley, Carson City, suburbs of Reno-
Sparks, around Fallon, Lovelock and agricultural areas in
Pershing County, Sierra Valley, Susanville and lower elevations
of Lassen County.

* Temperatures: low temperatures Saturday morning are projected
to be in the 20s to near 30 for these areas. This coupled with
light winds and clear skies will result in frost and freeze

* Impacts: this is potentially the first widespread frost and
freeze for many areas this fall. Sensitive vegetation will
likely be damaged if not protected. Some above ground irrigation
systems could also suffer damage if not drained or protected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
A freeze warning will be issued once confidence increases to high
that widespread sub-freezing temperatures will occur.