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Fall freeze dates arrive!

Fall freeze dates arrive!

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 11 at 6:43 AM

This is a map of the median date for 32 degrees, or our first Fall Freeze.  The average first freeze starts today through the 20th for most of Kentuckiana.  The Metro area up along the Ohio River average first freeze starts a little later on October 21st.

Records:
Latest spring frost (36°):  May 27, 1961
Latest spring freeze (32°):  May 10, 1966
Latest spring hard freeze (28°):  April 23, 1986
Earliest final spring frost (36°):  March 15, 1884
Earliest final spring freeze (32°):  March 5, 1927
Earliest final spring hard freeze (28°):  February 19, 1905
Earliest fall frost (36°):  September 25, 1950
Earliest fall freeze (32°):  October 3, 1974
Earliest fall hard freeze (28°):  October 10, 1964
Latest first fall frost (36°):  November 23, 1902
Latest first fall freeze (32°):  November 28, 1899 and November 28, 2009
Latest first fall hard freeze (28°):  December 13, 1939
Longest growing season:  257 days in 1884
Shortest growing season:  166 days in 1976

Averages:
Average last spring frost (36°):  April 19
Average last spring freeze (32°):  April 6
Average last spring hard freeze (28°):  March 25
Average first fall frost (36°):  October 20
Average first fall freeze (32°):  November 1
Average first fall hard freeze (28°):  November 12

Find more maps and information from the National Weather Service.

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