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**  PLEASE NOTE:  NWS Hastings WILL ISSUE Frost Advisories/Freeze Warnings (as needed) for the rest of this spring **

**  Barring an extremely small chance of frost/freeze concerns cropping up during the last week of May (historically very improbable, but not impossible), this particular story is scheduled to "drop" off our website on May 22, and will not return until Spring 2021. ** 



General Overview of Local Spring Frost/Freeze Information: 
The mid-April through early-May time frame typically features the last occurrence of freezing temperatures and/or frost for the spring season within south central Nebraska and north central Kansas...(Click HERE for a map of the 30-county NWS Hastings Area). Based on 30-year averages, the date of the average last spring freeze (32°-or-colder) ranges from around April 17 in far southeastern local communities (such as Beloit KS), to around April 23-30 in the Tri Cities (Grand Island/Hastings/Kearney), to around May 5th in far northern and western communities such as Greeley, Gothenburg and Cambridge. HOWEVER, after viewing the maps and tables contained in this story, it should be readily apparent that the phrase "average last freeze date" is quite relative, as most sites exhibit a 6-9 week range between the earliest and last dates on record! 

Please refer to the wealth of information within the tabs below (including tables and maps of average last frost/freeze/hard freeze dates) to "stay on top of" the frost/freeze situation across the local area this spring. 



Frost/Freeze Forecast Update: ** FROST/FREEZE Issues Are Almost Certainly Over With For This Spring ** 
(updated May 20)


IN THE SHORTER TERM (next 7 days):  ** NO ISSUES EXPECTED Through At Least May 27 (and likely not again this spring) ** 
- There is ABSOLUTELY ZERO SIGN OF FROST/FREEZE CONCERNS through at least the next week, and most likely through the remainder of the spring. 

**  Barring an extremely small chance of frost/freeze concerns cropping up during the last week of May (historically very improbable, but not impossible), this particular story is scheduled to "drop" off our website on May 22, and will not return until Spring 2021. ** 



Recapping Last Spring's (2019) Final Frost/Freeze:
Spring 2019: For the vast majority of the NWS Hastings coverage area, the last freeze (32º-or-colder) of spring 2019 was "near-normal" (occurring within 10 days of the 30-year average). More specifically, most places observed their last freeze during one of the following time frames: 1) On April 15...mainly far south/southeast counties (especially north central KS)...2) On May 2...including central locations such as Grand Island/Hastings...3) On May 10th/11th...including the majority of counties north/west of the Tri Cities. However, in terms of frost potential (36º-or-colder), most all areas (even southern local counties in KS) saw temps drop at least into the low-mid 30s as late as May 10th/11th, which is right on par with long-term averages. 


 


 

 

 

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