Bismarck Frost Freeze Program to begin April 25th

The National Weather Service office in Bismarck will begin issuing

Frost Advisories...Freeze Watches...and Freeze Warnings for western

and central North Dakota on Wednesday April 25. The average beginning

of the growing season in western and central North Dakota is May 15.

However...due to unseasonably warm temperatures...this year we will

begin issuing these products on April 25.

 

A Frost Advisory...will be issued when the temperature is expected

to be 33 to 36 degrees fahrenheit over a geographically significant

area during the next 24 hours. Some injury to sensitive vegetation

is expected as a result of these conditions.

 

A Freeze Watch...will be issued when there is the potential for

temperatures to be 32 degrees fahrenheit...or below...for longer

than one hour...over a geographically significant area during the

next 12 to 48 hours.

 

A Freeze Warning...will be issued when the temperature is expected

to be 32 degrees fahrenheit...or below...for longer than one

hour...over a geographically significant area during the next 24

hours. Significant damage to vegetation is possible as a result of

these conditions. If freezing temperatures persist...plumbing in

uninsulated structures...like sprinkler systems...may become

frozen.



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