As I was saying….

Staunton, VA Weather Advisories, Watches & Warnings

FREEZE WARNING   in effect until Tuesday, Mar 27, 9:00 AM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES… RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 20S ACROSS THE   POTOMAC HIGHLANDS TO LOWER 30S IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY…   NORTHERN MARYLAND AND THE EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA. A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

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Well, I did say there was no imminent threat of frost. I’ve posted this as a reminder in years to come that spring weather patterns can be so very unpredictable – especially in the mid-atlantic region.  And since when does March come in like a lamb and out like a lion? The good news is that this is only one night, and truly seasonal temperatures are predicted for the next couple of weeks.  Maybe my lettuce will have a chance to grow in favorable enough conditions so as not to turn bitter before first harvest.

The cold frame will earn its keep tonight!

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