Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cold Weather Again In Hendry-Glades

Two More Nights Of Freezing Weather Possible

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Emergency Operations Center has issued the following advisory:

Special cold weather shelters will not be opened unless absolutely necessary. If you know of someone that needs cold weather sheltering please contact the Emergency Management Office at 863-674-5400 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, and shelter arrangements can be made.

We're still looking at the likelihood of a freeze for areas west and southwest of Lake Okeechobee, primarily across Glades, Hendry and large parts of interior Collier County well away from the coast.

This event will not be as cold as the events in December; nevertheless it will get cold enough for at least a light freeze in most of the areas indicated. Farther east and south, it gets a lot more marginal as far as a freeze is concerned, and present indications are that it will stay above freezing over the majority of western Palm Beach County.

A complicating issue is the forecast of high clouds spreading across the area late today and tonight which could have an impact in keeping temperatures a few degrees warmer than what it could be. Also, frost will not be a major factor tonight due to winds and dry air.
Watches and Warnings

A Freeze Warning is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM Thursday for Glades, Hendry and Inland Collier. Low temperatures are forecast to fall to the 26-31 range over Glades and Hendry counties, with coldest readings over western sections of those counties (Palmdale-Labelle and vicinity).

The duration of freezing temperatures around 4 hours. Present indications are that temperatures should not drop below 26, and in fact could end up being a tad warmer. Therefore, current reflected lows may be on the conservative (cool) side.

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