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Earliest, Latest and Average First Freeze Dates for North and Central Georgia 
 

The average first freeze date, where the minimum temperature is 32°F or less, varies from mid-October across northeast Georgia to mid-November across central Georgia. The first freeze though has occurred as early as September and as late as December. Per a request from our agricultural partners, our frost freeze program will last until November 20, 2014. 

Frost and Freeze Products

Freeze Watch: A 50% or greater chance of minimum temperatures at or below 32°F during the growing season - issued up to 48 hours in advance.

Frost Advisory: An 80% or greater chance of a significant frost with minimum temperatures of 33°F - 36°F - issued up to 24 hours in advance.

Freeze Warning: An 80% or greater chance of minimum temperatures at or below 32°F during the growing season - issued up to 24 hours in advance.

First Freeze Dates
  Earliest Occurrence Latest Occurrence Average
Athens September 24, 1928 December 6, 1978 November 6
Atlanta October 11, 1906 December 18, 1998 November 13
Columbus October 21, 1989 December 18, 1998 November 14
Macon October 14, 1988 December 26, 1918 November 11

 

Average First Freeze Dates
Average First Freeze Dates

 

Observed First and Last Freeze Dates


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