Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1040 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

...NWS CHARLESTON FROST/FREEZE PROGRAM TO RESUME MARCH 1...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA WILL
RESUME THE FROST AND FREEZE PROGRAM FOR SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ON MARCH 1.
THUS...FROST ADVISORIES... FREEZE WATCHES AND FREEZE WARNINGS WILL
BE ISSUED AS NEEDED FOR MARCH 1 OR LATER ACCORDING TO THE
FOLLOWING CRITERIA...

...FROST ADVISORY...

80 PERCENT OR GREATER PROBABILITY THAT SCATTERED OR WIDESPREAD
FROST WILL OCCUR. PATCHY FROST DOES NOT NECESSITATE THE ISSUANCE
OF A FROST ADVISORY...EXCEPT LATE IN THE SPRING WHEN VEGETATION
IS TYPICALLY MORE SENSITIVE.

...FREEZE WATCH...

50 PERCENT OR GREATER PROBABILITY THAT TEMPERATURES WILL BE
32 DEGREES OR LOWER...USUALLY WITHIN 12 TO 48 HOURS.

...FREEZE WARNING...

80 PERCENT OR GREATER PROBABILITY THAT TEMPERATURES WILL BE
32 DEGREES OR LOWER...USUALLY WITHIN 12 TO 24 HOURS.


TO ASSIST THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS...THE FOLLOWING ARE
MEDIAN LAST FREEZE DATES FOR SOME LOCATIONS ACROSS THE AREA...

...SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...
DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON...... FEBRUARY 6
HILTON HEAD ISLAND....... MARCH 1
BEAUFORT................. MARCH 2
RIDGELAND 5 NE........... MARCH 7
CHARLESTON AIRPORT /KCHS/ MARCH 8
SULLIVANS ISLAND......... MARCH 12
HAMPTON 1 S.............. MARCH 16
MONCKS CORNER 4 N........ MARCH 17
PINOPOLIS DAM............ MARCH 18
SUMMERVILLE 4 W.......... MARCH 25
MCCLELLANVILLE........... MARCH 25
ALLENDALE 2 NW........... MARCH 26
WALTERBORO 1 SW.......... MARCH 27
YEMASSEE................. APRIL 4

...SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
SAPELO ISLAND............ FEBRUARY 20
FORT STEWART............. MARCH 2
SAVANNAH AIRPORT /KSAV/.. MARCH 6
GLENNVILLE 3 NW.......... MARCH 11
BROOKLET 1 W............. MARCH 13
CLAXTON.................. MARCH 17
MILLEN 4 N............... APRIL 4

A MAP OF MEDIAN LAST FREEZE DATES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS /IN LOWERCASE LETTERS/...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IMAGES/CHS/MISC/MEDIAN_LAST_FREEZE.PNG

$$

RJB


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