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Frost Advisory Issued for Arlington, D.C. Area

Frost-covered leaf (Flickr pool photo by ksrjghkegkdhgkk)In case there was any doubt, after nearly two months of Oktoberfest beers on shelves and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in Starbucks, autumn is now in full effect.

Arlington’s first Frost Advisory of the season has been issued. The National Weather Service warns that near-freezing temperatures could damage plants overnight tonight.

Well north and west of Arlington, meanwhile, freeze warnings are in effect.

From NWS:

FROST ADVISORY FROM 3AM EDT WED UNTIL 9AM EDT WED

… FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES… 32 TO 36 DEGREES OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON AND DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE.

* IMPACTS… POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO SENSITIVE PLANTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIDESPREAD FROST IS EXPECTED. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

Flickr pool photo by ksrjghkegkdhgkk

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