Freeze watch in effect Monday night in Orleans, WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 May 2020 at 4:45 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A branch with cherry blossoms is pictured recently on East Park Street in Albion with the dome of the Orleans County Courthouse in the background.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued another freeze warning on Monday night for Orleans County and all of western and central New York.

The freeze watch is in effect from 11 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The Weather Service forecasts sub-freezing temperatures in the mid to upper 20s inland, and lower 30s near the lakeshores.

“The frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” the Weather Service said. “Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.”

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