Spring Season Frost/Freeze Information (UPDATED April 27)

 

After discussion with local partners in the agriculture and horticulture communities and as plant and bud growth has advanced, NWS Indianapolis has expanded the Spring Season Frost/Freeze Headlines north across all of central Indiana as of Monday, April 28.

 

 

As Spring progresses, many residents of Central Indiana begin to think of planting flowers and vegetables, and often wonder exactly when the threat of a freeze (defined here as a low temperature of 32 degrees or lower) will pass.

 

Spring Final Freeze, Average 32 degree date map Spring Average Final Freeze Dates, 28 degrees
Average Date of Last 32 Temperature in Spring  Average last date of 28 degree temperature in Spring

 

Above are maps of the dates of the average final 32 degree and 28 degree temperatures of the Spring. Maps are courtesy of the Midwest Regional Climate Center. Click the maps for a larger version.

 

Here is some information on the final spring freeze (32 degrees), including its average date of occurrence, and the earliest and latest dates in the spring that the final freeze has happened. All data is from Co-op and ASOS observations.

 

Location
Average Last Date
Latest Date
Earliest Date
Records Back to
Freelandville
April 11
May 10, 1966
March 22, 2005
1929
Washington
April 13
May 20, 1897
March 20, 1925
1897
Bloomington
April 14
May 27, 1961
March 25, 1998
1896
Crane Naval Depot
April 14
May 11, 1947
March 22, 1967
1942
Indianapolis
April 17
May 27, 1961
March 24, 1998
1871
Columbus
April 18
May 27, 1965
March 25, 2005
1894
Greencastle
April 20
May 25, 1925
March 25, 1998
1896
Seymour
April 20
May 27, 1961
March 23, 1895
1893
Greenfield
April 21
May 27, 1961
March 30, 1999
1904
Greensburg
April 21
May 27, 1961
March 28, 1999
1898
Terre Haute
April 21
May 27, 1961
March 27, 1999
1954
Rockville
April 22
May 25, 1925
March 27, 1999
1893
Rushville
April 22
June 1, 1966
March 31, 1999
1901
Shelbyville
April 23
May 27, 1961
March 30, 1999
1898
Winchester Airpt
April 24
May 27, 1961
March 30, 1999
1943
Muncie
April 25
May 19, 2002
March 28, 1999
1965
Shoals
April 25
May 28, 1961
March 27, 1913
1913
Anderson
April 25
May 27, 1961
March 23, 1981
1895
Whitestown
April 25
May 30, 1947
April 3, 1965
1901
Newcastle
April 26
May 27, 1961
March 31, 1999
1950
Frankfort
April 26
May 27, 1961
March 30, 1999
1914
Elwood
April 27
May 27, 1961
March 31, 1999
1948
Delphi
April 27
May 30, 1961
March 30, 1999
1893
Kokomo
April 28
May 27, 1915
April 2, 1941
1901
Martinsville
April 28
May 27, 1961
March 29, 1959
1950
Spencer
April 29
May 27, 1961
April 4, 1965
1949
West Lafayette
April 30
May 27, 1961
March 30, 1941
1901
Farmland
April 30
May 25, 1925
April 5, 1915
1893

For frost/freeze data for  sites from all sections of Indiana, please download the pdf table from the National Climatic Data Center.

Data compiled by the NWS Indianapolis Climate Services Team


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