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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1233 PM EDT FRI APR 15 2016

...EARLY START TO THE GROWING SEASON ACROSS WESTERN
MARYLAND...WESTERN VIRGINIA...AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...

DUE TO THE WARM MARCH...PLANT GROWTH COMMENCED NOTICEABLY EARLIER
THAN NORMAL THIS YEAR ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. THIS RESULTED IN
A 10-DAY MOVEMENT FORWARD OF THE GROWING SEASON START DATE FOR
MUCH OF THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE`S COUNTY
WARNING AND FORECAST AREA EARLIER THIS MONTH. WHILE TEMPERATURES
HAVE NOT BEEN AS WARM LATELY...GROWTH CONTINUES TO PROGRESS ACROSS
THE REGION.

THEREFORE...AREAS WHERE THE GROWING SEASON NORMALLY BEGINS ON MAY
1ST WILL HAVE THEIR START DATE MOVED 10 DAYS AHEAD AS WELL. THESE
AREAS WILL BEGIN TO RECEIVE FROST ADVISORIES AND FREEZE WARNINGS
STARTING ON APRIL 21ST...IF THE FORECAST WARRANTS.

COUNTIES INCLUDED:

ALLEGANY MD
HAMPSHIRE WV
HARDY WV
MINERAL WV
GRANT WV
PENDLETON WV
HIGHLAND VA

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RCM



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