National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

With mild springtime temperatures in the forecast, we anticipate favorable growing conditions across central, north central, northeastern South Dakota, and portions of west central Minnesota. This will mark the start of the growing season.


The National Weather Service in Aberdeen, South Dakota will now begin issuing watches, warnings, and advisories for frost and freeze conditions.


Freeze Watches and Freeze Warnings are issued when temperatures are expected to drop to 32 degrees or lower.

Frost Advisories are issued when temperatures are forecast to fall between 33 and 36 degrees.


The local growing season typically runs from mid May through mid October.