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Average First Freeze Dates in the Panhandles



The Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles might be known for their hot summer days, but nights from late autumn through early spring can be cold. The normal daily minimum temperatures are at or below freezing (32°F) for nearly one third of the year or more at locations around the Panhandles. Often, the first freeze of the season happens in mid-October -- as the transition to colder weather in the Panhandles begins. The last freeze normally occurs in mid-April. The map below shows the average first fall freeze dates for observation sites across the Panhandles and in other nearby counties.

For the record earliest and latest freezes for these stations, see Freeze Date Records.




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