The National Weather Service has reported that a hard freeze warning is in effect through this afternoon for portions of the Panhandle, including Franklin County. The hard freeze warning for Tuesday night is cancelled.



Strong northwest winds continue to transport cold air across the entire region. Temperatures have already fallen below 20 degrees across southeast Alabama and many more locations across the Panhandle are to follow. Minimum temperatures are 20 to 26 degrees this morning, with freezing temperatures expected to through midday Tuesday..



 A wind chill advisory is in effect through midday Tuesday. Temperatures between 20 and 30 degreesare combining with winds 10 to 20 mph to create wind chills raning from 0 to 20 degrees. Tonight temperatures will fall back to the upper teens to low 20s, and winds will likely remain around 5 mph



Frostbite is possible if bare skin is exposed to these condtions. Hypothermia is possible if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure to wear layered clothing, and a hat and gloves. Outdoor pets should be brought inside for the duration of the event.



The duration and intensity of these cold temperatures can pose a danger to pipes, plants, pets and people who lack adequate shelter. Most buildings do not have exposed pipes, but elevated structures, like some mobile homes, may have exposed pipes that need to be protected, or these pipes could burst.



The following are the record temperatures for Apalachicola, provided by the National Weather Service.



Day   High       Year       Low          Year



1st     78            1975        26           1984



2nd    75            1996        26           1979



3rd     76            1976        20            1979



4th     76            1973        26           2012



5th      80           1993        26           2010



6th      77          1990       25         2010



7th      77         1974       22         1976



8th       73         2012       22         1970



9th        75         2005     23         1970



10th      76         1957     23         2010



11th       77           2000        18            1982



12th      79           1949        19            1981



13th     76            2000        17            1981



14th     76            1949        24            1964



15th     76            1989        25            1978



16th     74            1950        27            1972



17th     74            2000        22            1977



18th     78            1999        21            1977



19th      76            942          15            1977



20th     77            1999        18            1985



21st     78            1990        9              1985



22nd   76            1937        16            1985



23rd    79            1957        24            1935



24th    76            1937        19            1963



25th    75            1943        22            1963



26th    75            1950        22            1940



27th    77            1989        18            1940



28th    78            1995        21            1986



29th    76            1944        28            2004



30th    77            1974        14            1966



31st    77            1974        24            1966