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Storm Moving through the South; Pacific Storm to Impact the West this Weekend

A storm is expected to develop over the southern High Plains today and track to the Mid-Atlantic through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible over the central Plains. A significant storm is expected to arrive late Friday through the weekend with rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds for much of the West. Read More >


The Autumnal Equinox
(official start of the Fall season) 
September 22, 2022 at 9:03 pm EDT



Leaves falling



Frost & Freeze Dates
The following tables show the dates that Columbia, SC and Augusta, GA have recorded their first, last, and average dates in which their minimum temperature has dropped either to or below 36, 32, or 28 degrees. The data for each site was compiled using the period of record from 1948-2014.


Minimum temperature of 36 degrees
  Columbia Augusta
Average Date October 25 October 24
Earliest Date 10/3/1974 9/30/1967
Latest Date 11/14/2003 11/30/1948



Minimum temperature of 32 degrees
  Columbia Augusta
Average Date November 3 November 6
Earliest Date 10/4/1974 10/10/2000
Latest Date 12/10/1978 12/20/1948



Minimum temperature of 28 degrees
  Columbia Augusta
Average Date November 16 November 17
Earliest Date 10/22/1952 & 1974 10/22/1974
Latest Date 12/19/2011 12/26/1948