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Several Midwest Cities Still Waiting for First Freeze

7 Nov 2016, 4:50 pm

The growing season continues in many Midwestern cities that have yet to see their first frost and freeze of the Autumn. This is much later than last year, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

Minneapolis has broken two records today – longest growing season and latest freeze.

La Crosse, WI will also establish a record for the latest freeze recorded.

Many other areas in Wisconsin have already seen a freeze, although Milwaukee and Madison have not. If temperatures of 32 or colder are not seen by this weekend, it will be a record in Madison.

The growing season has ended in most of Michigan, although Grand Rapids and Detroit have yet to see a freeze. If Grand Rapids stays above 32 degrees through this weekend, they will set a record for the latest freeze date. Detroit will need to stay above 32 into next week.

According to the Midwest Climate Center, most areas in the Midwest and Great Lakes see their latest freeze in October.latest freeze map

Most areas in the northern tier of the country see their first freeze in September or early October. On average, only the Deep South feels its first freeze in November.

avg frist freeze

The updated November forecast from the Climate Prediction Center keeps the above average temperatures around for most of the nation this month.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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