Cover your sensitive vegetation: Freeze Warning for the Jersey Shore

    (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    With the growing season underway and subfreezing temperatures on tap for the overnight hours, consider covering your sensitive vegetation. 

    A Freeze Warning is in effect for the Jersey Shore from 1 a.m. until 10 a.m. tomorrow, according to a National Weather Service bulletin.

    A Freeze Warning means that subfreezing temperatures are imminent. Temperatures will dip down into the 25 to 31 degree range, which “could kill or severely damage sensitive vegetation,” the bulletin advises.

    “Widespread subfreezing temperatures are anticipated for several hours along with a northwest to north wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour. The excepted conditions could kill or severely damage sensitive vegetation,” according to the bulletin. 

    WCBS 880 meteorologist Craig Allen discussed the impacts on his Facebook page.

    “Just consider that annuals will not survive, perennials may get shocked. Bulbs, pansies, violas will survive as they are meant to,” he wrote. 

    Similar conditions are possible tomorrow night into Wednesday morning. 

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