Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
730 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014 /630 AM MDT MON SEP 15 2014/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BISMARCK WILL STOP ISSUING
FROST ADVISORIES ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20...BUT WILL CONTINUE
PROVIDING FREEZE WATCHES AND FREEZE WARNINGS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH OCTOBER 15...WHICH MARKS THE END OF THE LOCAL
GROWING SEASON...OR UNTIL A HARD FREEZE HAS BEEN OBSERVED ACROSS ALL
OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. A HARD
FREEZE IS DEFINED AS TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW 28 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
FOR A PERIOD OF 3 OR MORE HOURS.

A FREEZE WATCH WILL BE CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE WHEN THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR TEMPERATURES TO BE 32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR BELOW FOR
GREATER THAN ONE HOUR OVER A GEOGRAPHICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREA DURING
THE NEXT 12 TO 48 HOURS.

A FREEZE WARNING WILL BE ISSUED WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS EXPECTED TO
BE 32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OR BELOW FOR GREATER THAN ONE HOUR OVER A
GEOGRAPHICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREA DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO VEGETATION IS POSSIBLE AS A RESULT OF THESE
CONDITIONS.

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TWH





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