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Event Frost/Freeze
State ALABAMA
County/Area COLBERT
WFO HUN
Begin Date 04/07/2007 03:00:00 CST-6
End Date 04/07/2007 07:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative An arctic blast of unseasonably record cold produced an unprecedented hard freeze to the entire Tennessee Valley on the mornings of April 7 and 8, and either freezing or near freezing conditions on the preceding (6th) and following day (9th). This resulted in total losses of area fruit crops including strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Pecans, corn and wheat crops were also damaged. Economic losses totalling in the millions of dollars are anticipated. Lows in many areas dropped into 20s both mornings. The coldest temperature reports were 23 degrees Fahrenheit at Belle Mina and Valley Head. Many locations, especially rural, experienced temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit from 20 to 30 hours over the span of the 6th through 10th.|Normally, the probability of temperatures dipping into the 20s this late in the season is 10 percent or less. Also of note, NASA MODIS remote sensing satellite imagery over the central Tennessee Valley revealed distinct changes from green vegetative and tree color before to an auburn and brown color, especially notable atop the Cumberland Plateau region of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.
Event Narrative An arctic blast of unseasonably record cold produced an unprecedented hard freeze to the entire Tennessee Valley on the mornings of April 7 and 8, and either freezing or near freezing conditions on the preceding (6th) and following day (9th). This resulted in total losses of area fruit crops including strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Pecans, corn and wheat crops were also damaged. Economic losses totalling in the millions of dollars are anticipated. Lows in many areas dropped into 20s both mornings. The coldest temperature reports were 23 degrees Fahrenheit at Belle Mina and Valley Head. Many locations, especially rural, experienced temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit from 20 to 30 hours over the span of the 6th through 10th.

Normally, the probability of temperatures dipping into the 20s this late in the season is 10 percent or less. Also of note, NASA MODIS remote sensing satellite imagery over the central Tennessee Valley revealed distinct changes from green vegetative and tree color before to an auburn and brown color, especially notable atop the Cumberland Plateau region of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 01:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 01:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 01:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 03:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 21:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEKALB (ZONE) DEKALB (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 21:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) AL 04/07/2007 21:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAUDERDALE (ZONE) LAUDERDALE (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CULLMAN (ZONE) CULLMAN (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN (ZONE) FRANKLIN (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCE (ZONE) LAWRENCE (ZONE) AL 04/08/2007 00:00 CST-6 Frost/Freeze 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K