Farmer’s Almanac Predicts When Shreveport Will Get First Frost This Fall
SHREVEPORT, LA - We have suffered through a miserably hot summer and we are all looking forward to fall and some milder weather. It will be here before you know it. It’s now October and fall is in the air. It’s still quite hot and sticky around these parts, but the winds of change are blowing.
For the most part, we don’t have to worry too much about severe winter cold. Typically the winter weather around here is pretty mild. We have had a few exceptions over the past few years, but that is very rare.
The last spring frost of the year happened back on March 7 in Shreveport. So it’s been a while since we have dipped near that freezing mark. A frost is defined as a temp between 29° and 32°F. That can be cold enough to kill some tender plants.
When Will We See the First Fall Frost in Shreveport Bossier?
If you believe the folks at the Farmer’s Almanac, we can expect to see our first fall frost on November 16. This prediction is not guaranteed, but it is based on historical data from our region. But we do have a small chance of seeing a frost before that date. I wouldn’t bet on it, though.
What Happens During a Frost or Freeze?
- Light freeze:29° to 32°F (-1.7° to 0°C)—tender plants are killed.
- Moderate freeze:25° to 28°F (-3.9° to -2.2°C)—widely destructive to most vegetation.
- Severe freeze:24°F (-4.4°C) and colder—heavy damage to most garden plants.
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