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Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 NOUS42 KCHS 261540 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-270345- 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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