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NWS issues hard freeze watch


BARSTOW • Barstow residents should prepare for freezing conditions this week.

The National Weather Service has issued the first hard freeze watch of the season beginning Wednesday night through Saturday morning.

A cold low-pressure system from the Arctic brought a southwest belt of gusty winds to the area on Tuesday.

Sub-freezing temperatures are expected to follow, according to the NWS.

The NWS predicts temperatures in the mid 20s to lower 30s beginning Wednesday night and a slight chance of showers of Saturday.

Daytime highs of 47 degrees are expected for Wednesday and a slightly cooler 46 degrees on Thursday, according to the NWS. Winds are not expected to exceed 7 miles per hour during the hard freeze watch, according to the NWS.

The NWS advises freezing temperatures could affect pets left outdoors, exposed irrigation plumbing can be damaged and sensitive plants, crops and vegetation can be killed.

Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or

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