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Tropical Weather Moving Closer to Texas and Floridas

Harvey has regenerated into a Tropical Depression as of 11 am EDT today. Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Watches have been issued for portions of the Texas coast. Harvey is expected to begin impacting the Texas coast on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall resulting in potentially life-threatening flooding, storm surge, winds and surf. For more information about the storm, please visit NHC. 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: