Fall Freeze Information

 

The days are becoming shorter & the temperatures cooler across the high plains region.  It's true; fall is knocking at our door & with agricultural interests and gardening enthusiast the first fall freeze can mark a change in workload and time to start preparing for winter. 

 

Freeze Information
 
Northwest Kansas
Avg. Fall
Avg. Spring
Frost-Free Days
Atwood
29 Sept
08 May
144
Colby
02 Oct
04 May
151
Goodland
06 Oct
03 May
156
Hill City
07 Oct
25 Apr
167
Hoxie
05 Oct
28 Apr
160
Leoti
09 Oct
01 May
161
Norton
08 Oct
30 Apr
164
Oakley
13 Oct
25 Apr
171
Oberlin
02 Oct
04 May
149
Russell Springs
01 Oct
30 Apr
151
Saint Francis
06 Oct
01 May
157
Sharon Springs
09 Oct
30 Apr
160
Tribune
07 Oct
04 May
151
 
 
 
 
Eastern Colorado
Avg. Fall
Avg. Spring
Frost-Free Days
Burlington
05 Oct
03 May
153
Cheyenne Wells
03 Oct
05 May
150
Flagler
27 Sep
13 May
138
Idalia
06 Oct
03 May
-
Kit Carson
30 Sep
10 May
141
Wray
27 Sep
10 May
146
Yuma
02 Oct
07 May
147
 
 
 
 
Southwest Nebraska
Avg. Fall
Avg. Spring
Frost-Free Days
Benkelman
10 Oct
07 May
152
McCook
08 Oct
28 Apr
163
Trenton
10 Oct
02 May
162

 
The above table depicts the average date of the first freeze in the fall, the average date of the last freezing in the spring, and the total number of frost free days per year. 
 
Information for this table was obtained from the following sources:

 

 

 

 

The following are the three month temperature and precipitation outlooks for September, October, & November across the region.

 

www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

 

 

 

 

For more information or to see additional outlooks please visit:


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