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Frost advisory issued for tonight in Orleans, WNY

Photos by Tom Rivers: This photo shows a farm field by the Holley water tank on Route 237 near Hillside Cemetery. It was taken on Saturday evening from the cemetery.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 October 2016 at 8:35 am

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 11 p.m. tonight through 9 a.m. Tuesday. The frost advisory is in effect for Orleans County and the following: Niagara, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga, Oswego, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario and Chautauqua counties.

Temperatures will be in the mid-30s and could damage sensitive vegetation, the National Weather Service in Buffalo advised. Tender vegetation should be protected and potted plants should either be covered or brought inside, the Weather Service said.

  The cross at the Cook grave at Hillside Cemetery is pictured at sunset on Saturday.

The cross at the Cook grave at Hillside Cemetery is pictured at sunset on Saturday.

Today is forecast for a high of 54, but the temperatures will drop overnight to a low of 34. Tuesday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 64, followed 72 and sunshine on Wednesday. Thursday will be cloudy with a high of 61 followed by a high of 58 on Friday.

The new memorial stone in the shape of Africa is pictured on Saturday. The stone was dedicated on May 19, on the 152nd birthday for Carl Akeley, the famed taxidermist from Clarendon who made several expeditions to Africa. The Akeley Hall of Mammals in New York City showcases large mammals of Africa in the American Museum of Natural History. Many taxidermists from around the country donated to the memorial for Akeley. (Orleans Hub editor Tom Rivers portrayed Akeley during a Ghost Walk on Saturday at Hillside.)

The new memorial stone in the shape of Africa is pictured on Saturday. The stone was dedicated on May 19, on the 152nd birthday for Carl Akeley, the famed taxidermist from Clarendon who made several expeditions to Africa. Many taxidermists from around the country donated to the memorial for Akeley. (Orleans Hub editor Tom Rivers portrayed Akeley during a Ghost Walk on Saturday at Hillside.)