Weather U: What's the difference between a hard and light freeze?

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Monday, May 23, 2022
What's the difference between a light and hard freeze?
Not all freezing conditions are the same, and some could have much more serious consequences to your property.

Cold is cold right? Not exactly. There are differences between a light and hard freeze.

A light freeze is when we see temperature at or below 32. With a light freeze, you will need to cover your cold-sensitive plants and bring your pets indoors.

A hard freeze is when temperatures are below 24 for two hours or more. With a hard freeze, you will also need to make sure your wrap and cover outdoor pipes. Pipes could burst under hard freeze conditions.

It is also a good idea with any cold weather situation to check in on your neighbors!

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