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Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain possible today across portions of the central plains and mid-Mississippi valley

Showers and thunderstorms are possible from the Upper Midwest to the central plains and mid-Mississippi valley today and into tonight. Some storms may be severe, and heavy rainfall is also possible. Read More >

Average Date of Last Freeze in the Spring across Central Pennsylvania:

Frost and Freeze Program Start Map


These graphics show the last freeze in the spring (above) and the first freeze in the Autumn.

You can see that the growing season in McKean County lasts from May 21st through October 1st, while the growing season in Lancaster County runs from April 11th through November 1st.  Therefore, crops can generally grow for two months longer in Lancaster, PA versus in Bradford, PA.

Between these dates (in the warm-season), your National Weather Service Office in State College, PA will issue Frost Advisories (minimum temperatures between 33 and 36 degrees) and Freeze Warnings (minimum temperatures of 32 degrees or colder), as necessary. 


Average Date of First Freeze in the Autumn across Central Pennsylvania:

First Freeze of the Autumn

All NWS State College Text Statements/Forecasts: