High winds, low temps trigger freeze warning Friday night


The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Des Moines has issued a freeze warning from 10 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday for Dallas County and 79 other Iowa counties.

Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 are expected over most of Iowa.

The frost and freeze conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and might possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, the NWS warned.

In addition, wind gusts of 15 to 25 mph will produce 15 to 25 degree wind chill temperatures.

The NWS encourages residents to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. In order to prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly.

People with in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover all above-
ground pipes in order to protect them from freezing.

ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.


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