It is OVER…official 1st freeze this morning

Columbus (WCMH) – We finally did it this morning!  Today was the official first freeze of the season for Columbus ending our late season streak.


Today was the 11th latest first freeze on record here:

There have been only 10 other dates later for a first freeze since records have been kept (1878).  The latest first freeze ever was November 27th, 1902.



First Freeze dates since 2000:

  • 2016  Nov 10
  • 2015  Oct 17
  • 2014  Nov 02
  • 2013  Oct 25
  • 2012  Oct 11
  • 2011  Oct 29
  • 2010  Oct 30
  • 2009  Oct 18
  • 2008  Oct 22
  • 2007  Nov 23
  • 2006  Oct 15
  • 2005  Oct 29
  • 2004  Nov 09
  • 2003  Oct 03
  • 2002  Nov 01
  • 2001  Oct 18
  • 2000  Oct 29


This was our 2nd latest first freeze since 1957, and the 3rd latest at John Glenn Columbus International (Port Columbus Airport):

Columbus official data started to be recorded in 1948 at the airport.   Since that time, today was the 3rd latest first freeze, the majority of the other later first freezes all occurred when the data was recorded in the city.


If you ever have questions about the first freeze, cold temps, or any other type of weather, send me an email to

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