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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

Fayetteville, AR Climatological Records

Frost/Freeze

Record and Mean Dates of Last Occurrence in Spring and First Occurrence in Fall

For the Period September 1949 through May 2017

 

Temperature (°F)

Mean Last Occurrence in Spring

Mean First Occurrence in Fall Mean Days between Occurrences
32° Frost/Light Freeze April 16th October 19th 185
28° Hard Freeze April 2nd November 1st 212
24° Killing Freeze March 20th November 11th 235

 

  Record Last Occurrence in Spring           Record First Occurrence in Fall
Temperature (°F) Earliest Latest   Earliest Latest
32° Frost/Light Freeze 10 Mar 2012 12 May 1960   24 Sep 1989 11 Nov 1986
28° Hard Freeze 6 Mar 1985/2015 25 Apr 2013   7 Oct 1952 6 Dec 1973
24° Killing Freeze 11 Feb 1982

16 Apr 1953

  7 Oct 1952

9 Dec 1998

 

 

Record Number of Days Between Last (Spring) and First (Fall) Occurrences
Temperature (°F)      Spring

Fewest Number of Days

Fall       Spring Greatest Number of Days Fall
32° Frost/Light Freeze   3 May 1967 148 29 Sep 1967   4 Apr 2015 217 8 Nov 2015
28° Hard Freeze   9 Apr 2000 181 8 Oct 2000   6 Mar 1985 257 19 Nov 1985
24° Killing Freeze   11 Apr 1989 191 20 Oct 1989   22 Feb 1973 286 6 Dec 1973

 

Data is for Drake Field

Updated: June 27, 2017