hard freeze


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hard freeze

[′härd ¦frēz]
(hydrology)
A freeze in which seasonal vegetation is destroyed, the ground surface is frozen solid underfoot, and heavy ice is formed on small water surfaces such as puddles and water containers.
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Our expectation is that, in general, the benefits of a hard freeze would be more pronounced for firms facing financial constraints.
The number of hard freeze days following these warm periods were generally one or two, generally too short to create significant damage to all varieties.
8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 06, 2014, KTRK-ABC 13 Eyewitness News for Houston was featured in an online news story by Jeff Ehling, titled "Experts: Protect your sprinkler systems from hard freeze or risk broken pipes.
Freeze and hard freeze warnings were out for the south coast, often the state's balmy spot.
A week later we experienced a hard freeze, and that was the end of our bees.
While a hard freeze in April damaged the apple crop, changing the entire outlook for 2012, the ALR is designed for the marketing side of business, so attendees will see firsthand what can be done in an adverse production year.
I did pick off a few mallards on a flowing prairie stream, even when most areas were locked under a hard freeze.
Most camellias are sensitive to cold temperatures, but in central and southern Mississippi, they usually bounce back even after being knocked down by a hard freeze.
Last night motorists were being warned to expect a hard freeze because temperatures were expected to dip to as low as -2AC overnight.
The new order also wipes out all exemptions that have been granted previously in which the positions have not yet been filled - as did the hard freeze he ordered a year ago.
The hard freeze and further reduction in discretionary spending, which currently make up less than one-third of the federal budget, would force unusually harsh cuts in programs directly affecting state and local governments.
Already stressed from an extended drought and not yet hardened for winter, thousands and thousands of trees succumbed to the hard freeze.