Forecasting Frost Events – Comparison of Weather Forecast Sites

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Frost events have been increasing in recent years and growers of a wide range of crops have been implementing different frost mitigation measures to protect their crops. For some frost mitigation strategies, reliable forecasts beyond the same day are not as necessary, since they can be implemented on a moment’s notice (e.g. wind machines and irrigation). For other strategies such as row covers or deciding when to transplant tender annuals, it is important to have a reliable forecast a few days in advance. For example, for ginseng, it can take up to two days to put row cover over the crop.

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