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Freeze watch issued for areas just north of Tulsa
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Freeze watch issued for areas just north of Tulsa

Freeze watch issued for areas just north of Tulsa
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Freeze watch issued for areas just north of Tulsa

Several cold fronts will move through the Tulsa area in the next few days, and the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for areas north and mostly east of the city beginning late Thursday into early Friday.

The counties affected by the watch include Washington, Adair, Craig, Nowata, Ottawa, Delaware and Osage.

The NWS tells KRMG the cold air will combine with clear skies and little to no wind to produce sub-freezing temperatures in the affected area.

People who own outdoor plants should take steps to protect them from freezing.

They should also take precautions to protect outdoor water pipes.

Here's the text of the actual NWS statement:

FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

 .. IN OKLAHOMA...WASHINGTON...ADAIR...CRAIG...NOWATA...OTTAWA...
   DELAWARE AND OSAGE.

   IN ARKANSAS...BENTON...WASHINGTON...CARROLL AND MADISON.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 .. A COLD AIR MASS COMBINED WITH CLEAR SKIES AND LITTLE OR NO
   WIND WILL RESULT IN SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES OVER PORTIONS
   OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LATE THURSDAY
   NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS...
 .. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL PLANTS AND AND OTHER TENDER
   VEGETATION THAT ARE LEFT OUTDOORS UNPROTECTED.

DEFINITION...
 .. A FREEZE WATCH MEANS FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 .. OUTDOOR WATER PIPES SHOULD BE DRAINED.
   PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN TO PROTECT PLANTS AND TENDER VEGETATION.

 .. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
   FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER EVENT.
   ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT:
   WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.

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