This in from the National Weather Service in Ruskin...
The National Weather Service in Ruskin, FL will be conducting a conference call on September 22 at 1 PM EDT for customer and partner feedback regarding our current criteria for issuing frost and freeze products across west central and southwest Florida.
Attached is a copy of our current frost/freeze criteria, including the temperatures required as well as the durations required to meet these criteria.
Our question is: What do you think of the current criteria for frost and freeze products issued by the National Weather Service in Ruskin?
You're invited to participate in our conference call, and we'd really appreciate your feedback about our products. Conference Call: 866-231-8384
We look forward to hearing from you and actively incorporating your feedback to improve the quality and relevance of the products we issue.
Logan Johnson and Todd Barron
National Weather Service Ruskin
Frost and Freeze Products Service Improvement Team
Frost and Freeze Products Current Criteria
• Frost: Temperatures expected to fall to between 33-36 degrees with light winds and clear skies with frost expected to form.
• Freeze: Temperatures expected to fall to between 28-32 degrees for at least 3 hours consecutively.
• Hard Freeze: Temperatures expected to fall below 27 degrees for at least 3 hours consecutively.
• These products will be issued any and every time these conditions are expected to occur throughout the entire year.