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NOUS41 KGYX 132100  
PNSGYX  
MEZ018>028-NHZ010-013-014-142100-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
500 PM EDT WED OCT 13 2021  
 
...THE FROST-FREEZE PROGRAM FOR THE SEACOAST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND  
COASTAL MAINE HAS ENDED FOR THE SEASON...  
 
THE 2021 FROST-FREEZE PROGRAM FOR THE SEACOAST OF NH, YORK,  
CUMBERLAND, ANDROSCOGGIN & KENNEBEC COUNTIES IN MAINE, PLUS THE  
MIDCOAST OF MAINE HAS ENDED. THIS MEANS THAT FROST OR FREEZE  
HEADLINES WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED FOR THIS REGION FOR THE 2021  
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 MEDIAN DATE OF  
THE FIRST FALL FREEZE.  
 
THESE ARE THE DATES IN WHICH NWS FROST ADVISORIES OR FREEZE  
WARNINGS WOULD NO LONGER BE ISSUED FOR THE 2021 GROWING SEASON IN  
NH AND WESTERN ME.  
 
SEPTEMBER 21: COOS COUNTY NH AND THE WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS.  
 
OCTOBER 1: 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 11: SEACOAST OF NH, YORK, CUMBERLAND, ANDROSCOGGIN &  
KENNEBEC COUNTIES IN MAINE, PLUS THE MIDCOAST OF MAINE.  
 
PLEASE FOLLOW WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GYX FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.  
 

 
 
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