Fruit growers are concerned about a possible frost tonight. Growers say the warm weather of the past few weeks has caused fruit trees to blossom very early, increasing the risk of frost damage. The story from WFIR’s Bob Clark.[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/3-26-Possible-Frost-Wrap-WEB.mp3|titles=3-26 Possible Frost Wrap-WEB]
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...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM EDT TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS...GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM MOUNT RODGERS...TO ROANOKE...TO FINCASTLE. * HAZARDS...WIDESPREAD KILLING FROST. * TEMPERATURES...LOWS 32 TO 37. * TIMING...2 AM EDT THROUGH 9 AM EDT TUESDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...TENDER VEGETATION AND BUDDING PLANTS...AND FLOWERS MAY BE KILLED OR DAMAGED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.