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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
832 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...Growing Season starting early again this year...

The month of February 2017 was extraordinarily warm. While March
2017 has been near normal, the warmth during February has pushed
most plants to start growing notably earlier than normal. Many
plants are currently about as far ahead of normal this year as
they were last year.

Therefore...for the majority of our County Warning Area (CWA),
frost and freeze products will begin to be issued on April 1st
again this year. Normally, frost and freeze products would not
start until April 11th across most of our area, but the advance
growth necessitates an earlier start again this year.

Forecast zones included in the April 1st start date to the growing
season include:

Washington DC
Washington MD
Frederick MD
Carroll MD
Northern Baltimore MD
Southern Baltimore MD
Northwest Harford MD
Southeast Harford MD
Northwest Montgomery MD
Central and Southeast Montgomery MD
Northwest Howard MD
Central and Southeast Howard MD
Prince Georges MD
Anne Arundel MD
Charles MD
St. Marys MD
Calvert MD
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria VA
Western Loudoun VA
Eastern Loudoun VA
Northern Fauquier VA
Southern Fauquier VA
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park VA
Fairfax VA
Rappahannock VA
Culpeper VA
Madison VA
Greene VA
Orange VA
Spotsylvania VA
Stafford VA
King George VA
Frederick VA
Clarke VA
Shenandoah VA
Warren VA
Page VA
Rockingham VA
Augusta VA
Albemarle VA
Nelson VA
Northern VA Blue Ridge
Central VA Blue Ridge
Morgan WV
Berkeley WV
Jefferson WV


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