Climatological Frost/Freeze Information

Areawide Frost/Freeze Information
Below is a series of maps showing average first dates for selected temperature thresholds.  Data were taken from about fifty area observing sites.  The data used were from each site's entire period of record (often stretching back into the 19th Century), and thus technically are averages rather than normals.  Due to the limited number of points for which data are available, there is some "bullseyeing" on the map.  These maps are for general information purposes only.  For more precise information for your exact location, consult the Kentucky Climate Center or the Indiana State Climate Office.


   First 36 degree temperature in the fall
   First 32 degree temperature in the fall
   First 28 degree temperature in the fall


Normals:

  36° 32° 28°
Bowling Green October 12 October 23 November 5
Frankfort October 9 October 20 November 3
Lexington October 12 October 25 November 4
Louisville October 18 October 30 November 14

 

Extremes:

  Earliest 36° Earliest 34° Earliest 32° Earliest 28°
Bowling Green September 13, 1902 September 24, 1983 September 28, 1889 October 4, 1888
Frankfort September 14, 1902 September 23, 1982 September 25, 1896  October 11, 1964 and 1906
Lexington September 23, 2012, 1974, and 1896 September 28, 1942 September 30, 1899  October 3, 1974
Louisville September 25, 1950 September 30, 1949 October 3, 1974  October 10, 1964

 

Detailed frost/freeze information for our main climate sites:

Bowling Green
Frankfort
Lexington
Louisville


Track freezes as they occur through the season: Midwest Regional Climate Center Freeze Maps



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