The National Weather Service (NWS) issues Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings during the growing season to alert those with agricultural interests that cold temperatures may impact sensitive vegetation, such as fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
During the last two weeks, more typical early spring temperatures have slowed down the growth of plants in Wisconsin. In fact, numerous hard freezes during the last two weeks have effectively stopped new growth in the northern part of the state. Therefore, advisories for freezing temperatures will be temporarily suspended across north-central and far northeast Wisconsin until around May 1, which is the typical start to the growing season.
Freeze Warnings will continue to be issued for central and east-central Wisconsin where plants are much farther along and a hard freeze could cause significant crop losses.