Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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801 NOUS41 KLWX 281232 PNSLWX DCZ001-MDZ003>006-011-013-014-016>018-501>508-VAZ025>031-036>040- 050>057-501>508-WVZ050>053-055-501>506-301245- 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 $$ RCM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.