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Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
952 AM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON FROST/FREEZE PROGRAM TO
RESUME MARCH 1...

The National Weather Service in Charleston SC will resume the
frost and freeze program for Southeast SC and Southeast GA on
March 1. Thus, frost advisories, freeze watches and freeze
warnings will be issued as needed beginning on that date
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.

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
Summerville 4 W................March 25
Mcclellanville.................March 25
Allendale 2 NW.................March 26
Walterboro 1 SW................March 27

...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:

http://www.weather.gov/images/chs/misc/median_last_freeze.png

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