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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Average Frost Dates

Alabama
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Birmingham4/2/1411/9/14
Huntsville3/30/1411/4/14
Mobile2/28/1411/29/14
Montgomery3/11/1411/12/14
Alaska
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Anchorage5/8/149/23/14
Fairbanks5/15/149/8/14
Juneau5/8/1410/4/14
Nome6/11/148/31/14
Arizona
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Flagstaff6/9/149/22/14
Phoenix1/30/1412/16/14
Tucson2/16/1411/29/14
Yuma1/24/1412/20/14
Arkansas
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Fort Smith3/31/1410/31/14
Jonesboro3/29/1411/4/14
Little Rock3/22/1411/12/14
Texarkana3/13/1411/16/14
California
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Fresno2/4/1412/3/14
Red Bluff2/22/1412/1/14
Sacramento2/10/1412/4/14
San Bernardino2/21/1412/24/14
Tahoe City6/18/149/19/14
Colorado
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Denver4/30/1410/4/14
Grand Junction5/1/1410/16/14
Julesburg5/7/149/24/14
Pueblo4/30/1410/5/14
Connecticut
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Danbury5/1/1410/9/14
Hartford4/26/1410/9/14
Stamford4/29/1410/17/14
District of Columbia
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Washington D.C.3/29/1411/15/14
Delaware
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Dover4/8/1410/30/14
Lewes4/6/1411/5/14
Wilmington4/10/1410/30/14
Florida
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Jacksonville2/26/1412/3/14
Orlando1/30/141/8/14
Tallahassee3/22/1411/17/14
Tampa1/19/141/21/14
Georgia
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Atlanta3/24/1411/16/14
Augusta3/30/1411/7/14
Columbus3/11/1411/19/14
Savannah3/1/1411/25/14
Hawaii
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Idaho
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Boise5/5/1410/8/14
Idaho Falls5/27/149/20/14
Moscow5/25/149/20/14
Salmon5/25/149/20/14
Illinois
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Chicago4/20/1410/24/14
Mount Vernon4/14/1410/14/14
Quincy4/10/1410/22/14
Springfield4/13/1410/13/14
Indiana
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Evansville4/3/1411/3/14
Indianapolis4/18/1410/18/14
South Bend4/26/1410/19/14
Terre Haut4/20/1410/15/14
Iowa
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Cedar Rapids4/25/1410/6/14
Des Moines4/20/1410/12/14
Fort Dodge4/29/1410/4/14
Sioux City4/26/1410/3/14
Kansas
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Garden City4/27/1410/11/14
Great Bend4/13/1410/19/14
Independence4/8/1410/25/14
Topeka4/19/1410/11/14
Kentucky
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Ashland5/4/1410/13/14
Lexington4/15/1410/25/14
Mayfield4/17/1410/21/14
Murray4/5/1410/28/14
Louisiana
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Alexandria3/6/1411/19/14
Baton Rouge2/26/1411/29/14
Monroe3/3/1411/15/14
Shreveport3/10/1411/18/14
Maine
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Augusta4/27/1410/8/14
Bangor5/7/1410/7/14
Portland5/2/1410/6/14
Presque Isle4/21/149/20/14
Maryland
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Baltimore4/11/1410/29/14
Frederick4/9/1410/30/14
Salisbury4/5/1410/30/14
Massachusetts
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Boston4/7/1411/7/14
New Bedford4/13/1411/2/14
Worcester4/26/1411/14/14
Michigan
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Cheboygan5/18/1410/10/14
Detroit4/26/1410/17/14
Grand Rapids5/5/1410/8/14
Marquette5/11/1410/13/14
Minnesota
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Baudette5/16/149/21/14
Duluth5/15/1410/17/14
Minneapolis4/30/1410/5/14
Willmar4/30/1410/1/14
Mississippi
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Greenville3/9/1411/17/14
Hattiesburg3/12/1411/19/14
Jackson3/23/1411/9/14
Tupelo4/5/1410/28/14
Missouri
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Jefferson City4/13/1410/18/14
Kansas City4/7/1410/28/14
Poplar Bluff4/4/1410/28/14
St. Louis4/7/1410/29/14
Montana
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Billings5/8/149/27/14
Bozeman5/26/149/19/14
Glendive5/2/149/29/14
Great Falls5/17/149/22/14
Helena5/19/149/18/14
Nebraska
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Grand Island4/26/1410/8/14
North Platte5/5/1410/4/14
Omaha4/21/1410/12/14
Scottsbluff5/3/149/27/14
Nevada
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Elko6/9/1410/10/14
Ely6/18/149/6/14
Las Vegas2/16/1411/27/14
Reno5/21/1410/3/14
New Hampshire
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Berlin5/20/149/21/14
Concord5/20/149/21/14
Keene5/13/149/26/14
Nashua5/7/1410/3/14
New Jersey
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Atlantic City3/31/1411/11/14
Cape May4/6/1411/6/14
New Brunswick4/20/1410/20/14
Newark4/3/1411/7/14
New Mexico
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Albuquerque4/16/1410/28/14
Carlsbad4/3/1411/3/14
Santa Rosa4/19/1410/22/14
Truth or Consquences4/6/1411/3/14
New York
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Albany5/2/1410/3/14
Buffalo4/24/1410/19/14
Elmira5/9/1410/3/14
Lake Placid6/7/149/11/14
New York City4/1/1411/15/14
Syracuse4/28/1410/13/14
North Carolina
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Asheville4/12/1410/25/14
Charlotte4/11/1411/9/14
Fayetteville3/28/1411/5/14
Raleigh-Durham4/10/1410/28/14
North Dakota
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Bismarck5/14/149/21/14
Fargo5/10/149/27/14
Grand Forks5/10/149/27/14
Minot5/9/149/28/14
Ohio
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Cincinnati4/13/1410/23/14
Cleveland4/30/1410/23/14
Columbus4/26/1410/13/14
Toledo5/1/1410/8/14
Oklahoma
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Beaver4/18/1410/14/14
Enid4/4/1411/3/14
Lawton3/29/1411/7/14
Tulsa3/27/1411/7/14
Oregon
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Baker6/3/149/13/14
Eugene4/22/1410/19/14
Klamath Falls6/7/149/18/14
Portland3/23/1411/15/14
Pennsylvania
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Erie4/29/1410/29/14
Lebanon4/27/1410/13/14
Philadelphia4/6/1411/4/14
Pittsburgh4/29/1410/17/14
Wilkes Barre4/26/1410/16/14
Rhode Island
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Kingston5/8/1410/3/14
Providence4/16/1410/22/14
South Carolina
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Charleston3/9/1411/25/14
Columbia4/1/1411/1/14
Florence3/26/1411/7/14
Greenville4/4/1411/4/14
South Dakota
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Hot Springs5/16/149/20/14
Pierre5/2/1410/3/14
Sioux Falls5/3/149/28/14
Watertown5/10/149/25/14
Tennessee
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Chattanooga4/1/1411/4/14
Knoxville4/16/1410/22/14
Memphis3/22/1411/13/14
Nashville4/6/1410/28/14
Texas
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Amarillo4/18/1410/20/14
Dallas3/3/1411/25/14
Houston2/8/1412/20/14
San Antonio2/28/1411/25/14
Utah
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Cedar City5/21/1410/1/14
Logan5/14/149/29/14
Moab4/14/1410/19/14
Salt Lake City4/19/1410/25/14
Vermont
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Burlington5/8/1410/3/14
Montpelier5/11/1410/1/14
Rutland5/13/149/28/14
Virginia
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Charlottesville4/7/1410/31/14
Norfolk3/20/1411/23/14
Richmond4/6/1410/30/14
Roanoke4/13/1410/22/14
Washington
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Olympia5/5/1410/6/14
Seattle3/10/1411/17/14
Spokane5/2/1410/3/14
Vancouver4/20/1410/15/14
West Virginia
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Charleston4/22/1410/21/14
Martinsburg4/19/1410/19/14
Morgantown4/30/1410/18/14
Moundsville4/30/1410/19/14
Wisconsin
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Appleton5/4/1410/7/14
Eau Claire5/7/149/29/14
Madison5/10/1410/2/14
Milwaukee4/27/1410/14/14
Wyoming
CityLast Spring FrostFirst Fall Frost
Casper5/22/149/19/14
Cheyenne5/12/149/26/14
Gillette5/18/149/22/14

Courtesy of the National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The dates listed above are normal averages for a light freeze/frost. The possibility of a frost occurring after the spring dates and before the fall dates is 50 percent. Frost/freeze temperatures are categorized by their effect on plants:

  • Light freeze: 29 degrees F to 32 degrees F – tender plants killed, with little destructive effect on other vegetation.
  • Moderate freeze: 25 degrees F to 28 degrees F – widely destructive effect on most vegetation, with heavy damage to fruit blossoms and tender and semi-hardy plants.
  • Severe freeze: 24 degrees F and colder – damage to most plants.

*Higher elevations in Hawaii do occasionally see at-or-near freezing temperatures but definitive frost dates are not available.

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