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NOUS41 KPBZ 181348
PNSPBZ
MDZ001-OHZ039>041-048>050-057>059-068-069-PAZ007>009-013>016-
020>023-029-031-073>076-WVZ001>004-012-021-509>514-182000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
948 AM EDT MON APR 18 2016

...GROWING SEASON TO BEGIN EARLY ACROSS EASTERN OHIO...
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA...NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND GARRETT
COUNTY MARYLAND...

DUE TO THE WARM MARCH...AND RECENT WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...
PLANT GROWTH COMMENCED EARLIER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.
THIS WILL RESULT IN AN EARLIER GROWING SEASON START DATE FOR THE
PITTSBURGH FORECAST AREA.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BEGIN TO RECEIVE FROST ADVISORIES AND FREEZE
WARNINGS IF THE FORECAST WARRANTS...

A BEGIN DATE OF APRIL 20TH FOR EASTERN OHIO...THE NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
PANHANDLE AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...AND
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 422 EXCLUDING THE
LAUREL RIDGES.

A BEGIN DATE OF MAY 1ST FOR WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA ALONG AND NORTH OF STATE
ROUTE 422 AND THE THE LAUREL RIDGES...PRESTON AND TUCKER COUNTIES IN
WEST VIRGINIA...AND GARRETT COUNTY MARYLAND.

FOR THE UPDATED MAP GO TO OUR WEBSITE UNDER NEWS HEADLINES.

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PBZ/

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