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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
310 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2022

...THE FROST-FREEZE PROGRAM FOR NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE 
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS HAS ENDED FOR THE SEASON...

THE 2022 FROST-FREEZE PROGRAM FOR NORTHERN NH AND THE WESTERN 
MAINE MOUNTAINS HAS ENDED. THIS MEANS THAT FROST OR FREEZE 
HEADLINES WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED FOR THIS REGION FOR THE 
REMAINDER OF THE 2022 SEASON. 

IF YOU STILL HAVE SENSITIVE PLANTS OUTDOORS, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO
FOLLOW LOCAL FORECASTS AND TAKE PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS FROM A FROST
OR FREEZE WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE FORECASTED TO BE IN THE MID TO 
UPPER 30S OR COLDER.

THE FROST-FREEZE PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TO 
WARN LOCAL GROWERS AND GARDENERS OF THE POTENTIAL OF A DAMAGING 
FROST OR FREEZE FOR A GIVEN AREA DURING THE CLIMATOLOGICALLY 
DEFINED GROWING SEASON. THIS ALLOWS PEOPLE TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE 
MEASURES FOR PLANTS AND CROPS AGAINST POTENTIAL DAMAGING 
TEMPERATURES. 

THE CLIMATOLOGICALLY DEFINED GROWING SEASON IS THE PERIOD BETWEEN
THE MEDIAN DATE OF THE LAST SPRING FREEZE AND THE 75-90TH 
PERCENTILE OF THE FIRST FALL FREEZE. 

THESE ARE THE DATES IN WHICH NWS FROST ADVISORIES OR FREEZE 
WARNINGS WOULD NO LONGER BE ISSUED FOR THE 2022 GROWING SEASON IN 
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN ME.

OCTOBER 1: COOS COUNTY NH AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS.

OCTOBER 11: MAINE FOOTHILLS, WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NH, CONNECTICUT 
RIVER VALLEY IN NH, MONADNOCK REGION OF NH, LAKES REGION OF NH, 
AND THE MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY IN NH. 

OCTOBER 21: SEACOAST OF NH, YORK, CUMBERLAND, ANDROSCOGGIN & 
KENNEBEC COUNTIES IN MAINE, PLUS THE MIDCOAST OF MAINE.

PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GYX FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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