Farmer’s Almanac Predicts the First Frost Dates of 2022 in Tri-State Area: Indiana, Kentucky, & Illinois
Farmer’s Almanac Predicts the First and Last Frost Dates for the Tri-State
Here we are, sweating through one of the hottest summers in recent years, and I'm already talking about frost. What in the world is wrong with me? I know it seems strange, but Fall really isn't that far away. Before you know it, we all be bundled up, cheering for our team under those 'Friday night lights.' One indication that Fall has officially arrived is the appearance of frost.
Attn: All Gardeners and Sweat Shirt Aficionados
Knowing when to expect the first frost, or light freeze of the Fall is especially important for those who take care of plants or gardens. This information helps you prepare to protect your tender plants during the chilly fall evenings. And, it's also important for those who are over their faces melting off when they walk outside, and those who appreciate a good hoodie.
How Do They Determine the First Frost Dates?
Keep in mind that the dates below are just estimations that the Farmer's Almanac has calculated based on data they gather from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. According to the Farmer's Almanac, frost is "predicted when air temperatures reach 32°F (0°C), but because it is colder closer to the ground, a frost may occur even when air temperatures are just above freezing."
When Is the First Frost of 2022?
So, when can we expect to see the first frost of the Fall? Let's turn to the Old Farmer's Almanac for the answer. You might be surprised to know that the answer is different depending on where you live, so here are several dates to keep in mind.
- Evansville, IN - November 4, 2022
- Indianapolis, IN - October 16, 2022
- Chicago, IL - November 1, 2022
- Carbondale, IL - October 18, 2022
- Owensboro, KY - October 27, 2022
- Lexington, KY - October 23, 2022
To the Handy Dandy Frost Calculator Thingy!
Did I omit your city? No worries, it's super-easy to find out for yourself with the help of this handy-dandy frost calculator thingy. Just enter the city and state or zip code you're curious about and you'll be able to find out what you want to know.
Winter Weather Forecast
Want to know how harsh The Farmer's Almanac is predicting for winter 2022? Head on over to my buddy Ryan's article Farmers' Almanac Winter 2022-23 Forecast for IN, KY, and IL to read all about it.