City Gets Rare Late March Snowburst; Temperatures Expected To Drop Into The Mid-20s Tuesday Night

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chattanooga got bursts of a rare late March snowfall on Tuesday afternoon.

The Chattanooga area is under a freeze warning on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-20s.

With the wind chill, temperatures are expected to be as low as 17 degrees.

Here is the freeze warning from the National Weather Service:

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL VALLEY COUNTIES OF EAST TENNESSEE.

.. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ WEDNESDAY. THE FREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * EVENT...TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S. * TIMING...BEGINNING AFTER MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUING UNTIL MID MORNING ON WEDNESDAY. * IMPACTS...THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION THAT ARE LEFT UNPROTECTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. PEOPLE WITH SENSITIVE PLANTS SHOULD BEGIN PREPARATIONS NOW. A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THESE CONDITIONS MAY KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION THAT ARE LEFT UNPROTECTED.


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