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Fall freeze information for the Tennessee Valley. 

Fall weather conditions can be quite variable here in the Tennessee Valley.  While fall may often begin with warm temperatures, colder temperatures will eventually occur, and most locations will begin to experience freezing temperatures during the mid-October to mid-November period.  Although, earlier and later first freezes have occurred, as you can see from the information in the table below.  

This table contains average first freeze dates for fall here in the central Tennessee Valley.  A freeze is defined by temperatures at or below 32ºF, while a hard freeze is defined by temperatures at or below 28ºF.  The earliest first freeze and latest first freeze on record are also included for each site, including the year in which they occurred.  

 

Location

Average First Freeze

Average First Hard Freeze Earliest First Freeze (Year) Latest First Freeze (Year) Period of Record

Huntsville

November 2nd

November 12th

October 9th (2000)

December 5th (1978)

1907-2020

Muscle Shoals

November 2nd

November 12th

October 3rd (1908)

December 5th (1978)

1893-2020

Belle Mina

October 29th

November 9th

October 2nd (1984)

November 26th (2004) 

1950-2020

Crossville

October 30th

November 10th

October 2nd (1984)

November 26th (2004) 

1950-2020

Cullman (Abbey)

October 25th

November 6th

October 1st (1924)

November 25th (2004)

1908-2020

Fayetteville

October 19th

October 31st

September 29th (1967) 

November 14th (2003)

1958-2020

Guntersville

November 11th

November 22nd

October 14th (1977)

December 21st (2001)

1910-1912
1955-2020

Moulton

October 26th

November 9th

October 2nd (1984)

November 26th (2004)

1957-2020

Scottsboro

October 28th

November 7th

October 3rd (1974)

November 19th (1927) 

1895-2020

Winchester

October 28th

November 8th

October 7th (2001)

December 1st (2020)

1986-2020

Valley Head

October 21st

November 2nd

September 22nd (1983)

November 19th (1935)

1893-2020

 

Please note that small gaps exist in the data and some years contain incomplete information.  Where gaps were considerably large, the break in the period of record was noted, as in the case for Guntersville.  Freezing temperature records were included in the statistics for years that only contained a complete or nearly complete dataset during the fall freeze period. 

If you have any questions or comments about the spring freeze information, please send an email to the NWS Huntsville webmaster account at sr-hun.webmaster@noaa.gov.