Bonus time…no freeze yet, frost possible

Columbus (WCMH) – Clearing skies tonight is going to set up for our coldest morning of November so far.   Patchy frost could be possible in some spots overnight tonight.


Evening with patchy frost possible tonight, we likely not see any more Frost Advisories this year:


Above is the graphic for the NWS Frost/Freeze program.  The National Weather Service is who issues the Frost Advisories, and continues to do so until November 7th.   For most of our area shaded in the light purple, the program ended on November 1st without widespread freezes or killing frost.

This means for the majority of Central Ohio, there will be no more Frost Advisories this year.   For the counties in the dark purple, the first freeze/killing frost, typically occurs a bit later in the season, and that is why advisories are issued until November 7th

Tonight however, temps in these 4 counties should stay in the upper 30s to low 40s, and will be warmer then next few nights.


We have gone past our average first freeze, and will at least see a top 10 latest freeze this year:

  • The latest date for our first freeze was November 27th (1902)
  • The last time we have gone this far (Nov. 4th) without a freeze was 2007
  • In 2007 we didn’t see a freeze until November 23rd
  • Looking at the forecast, we will not have a freeze through the next week
  • When we make it to the 12th without a freeze, we will be in the top 9 latest freeze dates ever



Our low so far this season is 35°, and we don’t have 34° in sight any time soon, this has only happened once before:

The forecast for the next 7 days does not include any temps colder than tonight’s 37°, so through November 11th our coldest temp will be 35°.   The latest date to hit our first 34° day was November 23rd, 1902.

This means, this will at least be the 2nd latest we have had 34° into the season, and could be the latest if we keep the warm pattern going.


Yes, this is all nerdy stats, but it is incredible how late we are going into the season without our first freeze or close to it.   We haven’t set a record, and I do not expect us to… but we have to stay tuned.


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