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Significant Flood Threat Continues For South-Central U.S.

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for large part of the ArkLaTex. Today's concern extends from the Louisiana and extreme Upper Texas Gulf Coast to northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma before shifting to all of eastern Texas on Wednesday. Read More >

This web page displays normal spring frost and freeze dates based on 1981-2010 climate normals data.


Example of how to read these charts: Let's say you're planning to plant frost-sensitive vegetables in Medford, OR near the airport.  If you plant the vegetables on Apr 16, there's a 90 percent chance there will be at least one more morning with temperatures 36 degrees or lower, indicating the potential for frost.  If you plant on May 5, there's a 50 percent chance that another frost will occur.  So, that's essentially equal chances.  Lastly, if you wait until May 22, there's only a 10 percent chance of another frost occurring (temperatures 36F or lower).  If you have no risk tolerance for frost, then it's best to wait until the green date of May 22.


Additionally, some locations can have frost all year round, and these include Yreka, Klamath Falls, and Mount Shasta City.  Look below this first chart to get normal last spring freeze dates (32 degrees or lower).


Spring Last Frost Probability Dates





Normal Spring Freeze Dates