Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
523 AM CDT Wed Sep 28 2016 /423 AM MDT Wed Sep 28 2016/

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BISMARCK WILL STOP ISSUING
FROST ADVISORIES ON OCTOBER 1...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 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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