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Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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153 NOUS42 KCHS 231452 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-241500- 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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