We’ve had some cool weather during the last half of April and the start of May, with even one May record low temperature tied. It does not appear that any more significant cold weather will be visiting the state and we can officially consider the last freeze of the season to be March 15th, when the low reached 26 degrees.
This was just over three weeks earlier than the average last freeze of April 6th. It was so early in fact, that it has now changed the date of average last freeze to April 5th. Climate change?
The last freeze of March 15th is the 5th earliest last freeze and just six days off the record of March 9th.
We are now in the clear for the growing season. The average first freeze in Okarche is on October 31st, and the record first freeze is October 7th.