National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Paducah, KY
 

Fall Frost/Freeze Climatology

(34 and 36 degrees used as possible frost formation thresholds given other conditions such as high RH and calm winds)

Average 1st Freeze (32°F) October 26
Earliest 1st Freeze October 3, 1974
Latest 1st Freeze November 13, 1975 & 1946
   
Average last 1st Freeze (28°F) November 7
Earliest 1st Hard Freeze October 8, 1987
Latest 1st Hard Freeze December 4, 1978
   
Average 1st 34°F October 20
Earliest1st 34°F October 2, 1985 & 1958
Latest 1st 34°F November 13, 1975
   
Average 1st 36°F October 13
Earliest 1st 36°F September 24, 1995 & 1983
Latest 1st 36°F November 8, 1947

Period of Record: December 3, 1937 to December 31, 2018

The graphic below shows the probability of experiencing temperatures at or below 36, 34, 32, and 28 degrees on or before a given date based on long term climatology. (CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE)

 

The graphic below shows the historical probability of the first Autumn freeze occurring before a given date in Paducah. The average first Autumn freeze occurs around October 26th. However, the first Autumn freeze has occurred as early as October 3 back in 1974 and as late as November 13 back in 1975.

 

Evansville, IN
 

Fall Frost/Freeze Climatology

(34 and 36 degrees used as possible frost formation thresholds given other conditions such as high RH and calm winds)

Average 1st Freeze (32°F) October 29
Earliest 1st Freeze September 28, 1942
Latest 1st Freeze November 27, 1902
   
Average last 1st Freeze (28°F) November 8
Earliest 1st Hard Freeze October 8, 1987
Latest 1st Hard Freeze December 7, 1934 & 1902
   
Average 1st 34°F October 21
Earliest1st 34°F September 24, 1983
Latest 1st 34°F November 26, 1902
   
Average 1st 36°F October 17
Earliest 1st 36°F September 22, 1983
Latest 1st 36°F November 14, 1915

Period of Record: January 1, 1897 to December 31, 2018

The graphic below shows the probability of experiencing temperatures at or below 36, 34, 32, and 28 degrees on or before a given date based on long term climatology. (CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE)

 

The graphic below shows the historical probability of the first Autumn freeze occurring before a given date in Evansville. The average first Autumn freeze occurs around October 31st. However, the first Autumn freeze has occurred as early as September 28th back in 1942 and as late as November 27 back in 1902.

 

 

Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Fall Frost/Freeze Climatology

(34 and 36 degrees used as possible frost formation thresholds given other conditions such as high RH and calm winds)

Average 1st Freeze (32°F) October 22
Earliest 1st Freeze October 3, 1974
Latest 1st Freeze November 13, 1984 & 1975
   
Average last 1st Freeze (28°F) November 3
Earliest 1st Hard Freeze October 9, 2000
Latest 1st Hard Freeze December 4, 1990
   
Average 1st 34°F October 17
Earliest1st 34°F September 26, 2001
Latest 1st 34°F November 12, 1986
   
Average 1st 36°F October 12
Earliest 1st 36°F September 22, 1999
Latest 1st 36°F November 10, 1986

Period of Record: June 1, 1960 to December 31, 2018

The graphic below shows the probability of experiencing temperatures at or below 36, 34, 32, and 28 degrees on or before a given date based on long term climatology. (CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE)

 

The graphic below shows the historical probability of the first Autumn freeze occurring before a given date in Cape Girardeau. The average first Autumn freeze occurs around October 21st. However, the first Autumn freeze has occurred as early as October 3 back in 1974 and as late as November 13 back in 1984.

 

 
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Fall Frost/Freeze Climatology

(34 and 36 degrees used as possible frost formation thresholds given other conditions such as high RH and calm winds)

Average 1st Freeze (32°F) October 18
Earliest 1st Freeze September 15, 1902
Latest 1st Freeze November 10, 2016
   
Average last 1st Freeze (28°F) October 30
Earliest 1st Hard Freeze September 24, 1928
Latest 1st Hard Freeze November 25, 2004 & 1974
   
Average 1st 34°F October 14
Earliest1st 34°F September 15, 1902
Latest 1st 34°F November 10, 2016
   
Average 1st 36°F October 10
Earliest 1st 36°F September 13, 1902
Latest 1st 36°F November 6, 1947

Period of Record: May 1, 1895 to December 31, 2018

The graphic below shows the probability of experiencing temperatures at or below 36, 34, 32, and 28 degrees on or before a given date based on long term climatology. (CLICK ON GRAPH TO ENLARGE)

 

The graphic below shows the historical probability of the first Autumn freeze occurring before a given date in Cape Girardeau. The average first Autumn freeze occurs around October 21st. However, the first Autumn freeze has occurred as early as October 3 back in 1974 and as late as November 13 back in 1984.