Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
836 AM CDT Thu May 4 2017 /736 AM MDT Thu May 4 2017/

...LOCAL GROWING SEASONS BEGINS FRIDAY MAY 5TH...

The National Weather Service office in Bismarck will begin issuing
Frost Advisories, Freeze Watches, and Freeze Warnings for western
and central North Dakota on Friday May 5th, which will mark the
start of the 2017 local growing season.

A Frost Advisory will be issued when the temperature is expected to
be 33 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit over a geographically significant
area during the next 24 hours. Some injury to sensitive vegetation
is expected as a result of these conditions.

A Freeze Watch will be issued when there is the potential for
temperatures to be 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or below, for longer 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 longer 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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