716  
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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