Friday, November 5, 2010

First Freeze and Fire Restrictions

Parts of East Texas will see their first freeze of the fall season coming up tomorrow morning. Areas along and north of a Crockett to Lufkin to Hemphill line will have a chance to hit the freezing mark on Saturday morning.

Areas along and south of a Groveton to Corrigan and Woodville line will stay just above freezing, with lows falling into the middle 30's in these locations.

If you have any plants or tender vegetation, make sure you cover them up with a blanket or bring them inside. Even though we are just expecting a light freeze, you don't want to be caught off guard when you check on your plants Saturday morning.

With the cooler weather also comes the time for deer hunting. As the season begins on Saturday, the weather will be nice and cold in the morning, just like many of you hunters like.
We want to remind you, however, of some fire restrictions that the U.S. Forest Service has put in place as a result of the parched grounds soils.
The U.S. Forest Service has stated that only gas and propane grills, lanterns and stoves may be used in developed recreation areas and designated hunter camps in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests.
This means that campfire use is prohibited until more rain falls across the Piney Woods.
In the meantime, whether you plan on hunting, camping, or just watching college football this weekend, have a great one. It will certainly be sweater weather, that's for sure.