Hard Freeze Warning for Iron, Washington County

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Hard Freeze Warning” in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday for Iron and Washington County.

Dots denote affected area at radar time 3:25 p.m., Southwest Utah, April 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service
Dots denote affected area at radar time 3:25 p.m., Southwest Utah, April 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service

Areas affected

The western Uinta Basin, Castle Country, the Sanpete and Sevier Valleys, west central Utah and southwest Utah.


Mid- to upper-20s overnight.


Developing tonight through tomorrow morning.


Crops and early gardens will be susceptible to a hard freeze tonight. Take precautions to prevent damage, including covering gardens and bringing in any potted plants.

Precautionary, preparedness actions

A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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  • Ruth April 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    If I understand this, St. George is safe?

  • rose April 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Do you guys realize where Washington County is? You say in your article the hard freeze is Cedar City aka Iron county and north. Washington County is south of Cedar City. You’re title says hard freeze fur Washington and Iron counties.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic April 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Smiling at you, Rose – I sure hope we realize where Washington County is. The National Weather Service provides us releases with affected areas. If you take a peek at the map inside the story, you’ll see there is a sliver of Washington County included in the affected area – granted, though, it is a sliver which will make many people south of Cedar quite happy, I expect.
      Thank you for keeping us on our toes!
      ST. GEORGE NEWS | STGnews.com
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • Bender April 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm

        So fix the headline?
        “Hard Freeze Warning for Iron County, Higher Washington County Elevations”

        • Dick April 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm

          Most of us know that St George OBVIOUSLY would not be included in a “hard freeze warning” this late in the season. Bender, residents of St George know it’s typically safe to plant something as sensitive as tomatoes in early-mid March, … I plant mine in mid-late February almost every year for the last several decades and NEVER contended a hard freeze – ever!
          Ed. ellipsis.

          • Bender April 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm

            Your geographical and climatological knowledge dazzles us all DICK.

  • Aces April 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    If you get weather alerts it’s the same as their headline.

  • D Hodja April 28, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wow how misleading, anything to get people’s attention huh…

    • Big Bob April 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      It’s not misleading at all. You’re just uneducated and ignorant of the area.

  • Obama's gonna take our guns!!! April 29, 2014 at 12:13 am

    artic winter a’comin’!!! hide ur guns!!!

  • Burton April 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Really you guys? this is offensive to you? Thanks for the heads up Ms. Scott. I read the story and it reminded me to double check to make sure how cold it would be at my particular house.

  • DiCK April 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Oh you people kill me Lol! First of all, I know this climate like the back of my hand (except last December’s freak cold snap and heavy snow that killed many palms and other plants) but St. George has not froze this late in the spring in my entire life being here! And STG is not all of Washington County, it’s only a relatively small section of its lowest elevation valley in the south-central part of the county. People, get educated, even if just a tiny bit..

  • Barbarah April 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Amazing to see the number of folks that don’t even know their geologic area, much less their own climate. It baffles me, actually.

  • Big Bob April 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I’m assuming the ones in question are new to the area.

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