Noon Sunday January 20 2019

The freezing air is already reaching the northern and western parts of our area. Thew winds will pick up as the cold air arrives and falls rapidly. The Flash Freeze relates to anything wet that will ice in a hurry. However there will be some areas where the wind helps to dry out before that happens. I have some Flash Freeze notes I posted online to show below.

For now, here is a look at local temperatures at noon, then a slider showing the hourly temperature forecast timeline.  This is a situation where you will not want to be outside regardless of ice or not.


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Where is the Freeze Now?

Temperatures at Noon —> slider

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Flash Freeze Notes

  • Anything still wet will freeze within minutes to an hour of dropping below 32°F.
  • There will be spots that dry before then, but not all.
  • There will be roads that are OK as a combination of some drying and GREAT WORK from road crews ?
  • This will not be like the movie The Day After Tomorrow. But worth alerting for quick icing. It will be worse in northern counties where it’s more wet and freezes earlier.
  • Ice will form on steps, sidewalks, and driveways. Decks, wet car doors, and windshield wipers will freeze too.
  • It’s a big deal because usually the cooling is more gradual.


Hourly Temperature Timeline —> slider

See the Midnight and Morning Conditions below


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Midnight Conditions







Monday Morning



Looking Ahead:

We may do this again during the week. The next storm appears to be on the same track with a warm up and rain Wednesday, followed by an arctic blast and maybe some snow to add to the freezing Thursday.



Temperature Outlook


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