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Hard freeze coming early Monday morning

A light dusting of snow dusts the Carson Range after Thursday's precipitation.
Kurt Hildebrand

They say it isn’t the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the end. A sudden stop to what has been a long growing season is what’s forecast to occur early Monday morning.

With a forecast low of 21 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for through 9 a.m. Monday.

“This will be the first hard freeze of the fall season, killing unprotected garden plants and cold sensitive crops,” forecasters said Sunday. “Widespread subfreezing temperatures Monday morning including both rural and urban areas across Western Nevada and Eastern California.”

Sprinkler systems that haven’t been drained could be damaged by the freeze.

“Slick spots of ice are possible on sidewalks and roads Monday morning from sprinklers not turned off,” Forecasters said.

While Carson Valley has experienced lows around 28 degrees in places, there are spots where tomatoes and other plants have survived through this weekend.