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Critical Fire Weather Threats in the West; Storms in the High Plains

Gusty winds, very dry conditions, and areas of dry thunderstorms are producing Critical fire weather threats across the Great Basin, Northern Rockies, and into the Northern High Plains. Severe storms in the High Plains are primarily expected to contain damaging winds and large hail. Near record heat in the South and Central High Plains and the Northeast. Heat builds into the Southwest this week. Read More >


 

Freeze Information (first and last 32°)

(based on 1981-2010 data)

       
WEST CENTRAL Avg Fall Avg Spring Frost-Free
      Days
Healy 11-Oct 29-Apr 165
Leoti 9-Oct 3-May 159
Ness City 10-Oct 26-Apr 167
Oakley 9-Oct 3-May 159
Quinter 12-Oct 24-Apr 171
Scott City 11-Oct 1-May 163
Sharon Springs 11-Oct 1-May 163
Tribune 7-Oct 6-May 154
Wakeeney 13-Oct 21-Apr 175
       
CENTRAL Avg Fall Avg Spring Frost-Free
      Days
Abilene 17-Oct 14-Apr 186
Bison 8-Oct 26-Apr 165
Ellsworth 7-Oct 29-Apr 161
Florence 12-Oct 19-Apr 176
Great Bend 19-Oct 14-Apr 188
Hays 10-Oct 26-Apr 167
Lincoln 6-Oct 26-Apr 163
McPherson 20-Oct 15-Apr 188
Russell 14-Oct 23-Apr 174
Salina 20-Oct 14-Apr 189
Sterling 21-Oct 13-Apr 191
       
SOUTHWEST Avg Fall Avg Spring Frost-Free
      Days
Ashland 10-Oct 21-Apr 172
Cimarron 13-Oct 25-Apr 171
Dodge City 17-Oct 21-Apr 179
Elkhart 17-Oct 19-Apr 181
Garden City Experimental Station 12-Oct 29-Apr 166
Hugoton 17-Oct 18-Apr 182
Jetmore 13-Oct 26-Apr 170
Lakin 15-Oct 22-Apr 176
Liberal 21-Oct 14-Apr 190
Meade 17-Oct 17-Apr 183
Sublette 14-Oct 22-Apr 175
Syracuse 10-Oct 1-May 162
Ulysses 11-Oct 27-Apr 167
       
SOUTH CENTRAL Avg Fall Avg Spring Frost-Free
      Days
Anthony 1-Nov 5-Apr 210
Coldwater 21-Oct 12-Apr 192
Greensburg 17-Oct 17-Apr 183
Hudson 21-Oct 13-Apr 191
Hutchinson 13-Oct 21-Apr 175
Kinsley 14-Oct 17-Apr 180
Larned 17-Oct 20-Apr 180
Medicine Lodge 18-Oct 13-Apr 188
Newton 21-Oct 13-Apr 191
Pratt 15-Oct 19-Apr 179
Wellington 24-Oct 10-Apr 197
Wichita 26-Oct 11-Apr 198

For Dodge City - First occurrence of 32 degrees in the Fall since 1875

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For Dodge City - First occurrence of 28 degrees in the Fall since 1875 

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