Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 NOUS41 KCAR 270305 PNSCAR MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-271515- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Caribou ME 1105 PM EDT Mon Sep 26 2016 ...Progress of the 2016 Fall Frost/Freeze Headline Season over Northern and Eastern Maine... Two frost nights have been observed this month over much of Aroostook county as well as much of northern Somerset and Piscataquis counties. Subsequently, we will no longer be issuing frost advisories or freeze warnings for this portion of the region. The program remains active from southern Piscataquis and central Penobscot counties southward to the Downeast coast where only one or no frost nights have been observed. The issuance of frost advisories and/or freeze warnings ends with the observance of two fall frost nights or one fall freeze night over portions of the region when beyond one month prior to the average frost date (which ranges from early September across the far Northwest to early to mid October along the Downeast coast) for each portion of the region. However, frost wording without headlines will continue to be used in the forecast for all of the region (including areas where the season has expired) until the program ends for all of the region (usually the Downeast coast is last by mid October). This will allow gardeners who have taken protective measures with their garden in areas where the fall frost/freeze headline program ended to get additional info regarding the next potential of frost/freeze nights. Generally, "areas of frost" wording will be equivalent to frost advisory thresholds and "widespread frost" to freeze warning thresholds. Also, be alert to forecast low temperatures of 32 or less with breezy or windy conditions that will not likely not be accompanied by the formation of frost. Follow-up statements will be issued when the fall frost/freeze season progressively ends for each portion of the region with the final statement issued when the season ends completely for the region. $$ CB

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