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Frost Date Calendar

The frost date calendar is a tool in which we use to time the planting of our flowers, edibles and vegetable. It is an average of first and last frost dates over a 30 year period. Because it is possible for a late frost to show up unexpectedly, it is recommended that you plant your vegetable garden 2 weeks after your last spring frost date.


There are many factors that play a role in your frost date but the 2 main contributors are your zone and altitude or feet above sea level. To give you an example, Juneau Alaska, which is 49 ft above sea level has a 181 day growing season, compared to that of Flagstaff Arizona, which is 7000 foot above sea level with a short 114 day growing season, although it is so much further south.


                                    Last Spring frost              First Fall Frost      Growing season               

Alabama                             

Montgomery                     Mar 15                                  Nov 14                  243 days

Birmingham                      Mar 27                                  Nov 12                  229 days


Alaska

Juneau                                Apr 20                                   Oct 19                   181 days

Anchorage                         Apr 30                                   Sept 27                 149 days


Arizona

Phoenix                              Jan 6                                      Jan 3                      361 days

Flagstaff                              June 5                                   Sept 28                 114 days


Arkansas

Little Rock                          March 20                             Nov 14                  238 days

Fayetteville                        Apr 8                                     Oct 28                   200 days


California

San Diego                          N/A                                        N/A                        365 days

Los Angeles                       N/A                                        N/A                        365 days

Bakersfield                         Jan 28                                    Dec 13                   318 days

Fresno                                Feb 2                                     Dec 7                     307 days

Monterey                           Jan 8                                      Jan 3                      359 days

Sacramento                      Feb 9                                     Dec 3                     296 days

San Francisco                   N/A                                        N/A                        365 days


Colorado

Denver                               Apr 30                                   Oct 10                   162 days

Pueblo                                Apr 28                                   Oct 11                   165 days


Connecticut

Hartford                             Apr 24                                   Oct 13                   171 days                             


Delaware

Wilmington                       Apr 6                                     Nov 7                     214 days                                                                      

Florida

Tallahassee                       Mar 19                                  Nov 19                  244 days

Panama City                     Feb 6                                     Dec 19                   313 days

Tampa                                Jan 15                                    Jan 4                      353 days

Jacksonville                       Feb 5                                     Dec 21                   318 days

Orlando                             Jan 17                                    Jan 9                      356 days

West Palm Beach             Jan 10                                    Jan 8                      362 days


Georgia

Atlanta                               Mar 20                                  Nov 21                  245 days

Savannah                          Mar 6                                    Nov 28                  266 days                             


Hawaii

Honolulu                           N/A                                        N/A                        365 days


Idaho

Boise                                  Apr 30                                   Oct 15                   167 days

Lewiston                            Apr 12                                   Oct 23                   193 days


Illinois

Springfield                        Apr 17                                   Oct 16                   181 days

Chicago                             Apr 12                                   Nov 3                     204 days


Indiana

Indianapolis                      Apr 19                                   Oct 20                   183 days                             

Fort Wayne                        Apr 25                                   Oct 15                   172 days


Iowa

Des Moines                       Apr 17                                   Oct 17                   182 days

Mason City                        Apr 30                                   Oct 2                      154 days


Kansas

Topeka                               Apr 15                                   Oct 20                   187 days

Wichita                               Apr 10                                   Oct 29                   201 days


Kentucky

Frankfort                           Apr 20                                   Oct 22                   184 days

Bowling Green                  Apr 9                                     Oct 27                   200 days


Louisiana

Baton Rouge                     Feb 27                                   Dec 1                     276 days

Shreveport                        Mar 7                                    Nov 22                  259 days


Maine

Augusta                             Apr 27                                   Oct 14                   169 days

Bangor                               May 6                                    Oct 4                      150 days


Maryland

Annapolis                          Mar 30                                  Nov 13                  227 days

Baltimore                          Mar 20                                  Nov 24                  248 days


Massachusetts

Boston                               Apr 6                                     Nov 8                     215 days


Michigan

Lansing                              May 2                                    Oct 9                      159 days

Traverse City                     May 20                                 Oct 6                      138 days


Minnesota

Saint Paul                          Apr 22                                   Oct 12                   172 days

Duluth                               May 17                                 Sept 27                 132 days             


Mississippi

Jackson                              Mar 10                                  Nov 19                  253 days

Hattiesburg                       Mar 11                                  Nov 18                  251 days


Missouri

Kansas City                       Apr 5                                     Nov 2                     210 days             

Springfield                        Apr 13                                   Oct 24                   193 days             


Montana

Billings                               May 8                                    Sep 30                   144 days

Helena                               May 13                                 Sept 25                 134 days


Nebraska

Lincoln                               Apr 22                                   Oct 13                   173 days

Scottsbluff                         May 8                                    Sept 29                 143 days


Nevada

Carson City                       May 19                                 Oct 1                      134 days

Las Vegas                          Feb 6                                     Dec 4                     300 days


New Hampshire

Concord                             May 13                                 Sept 30                 139 days


New Jersey

Trenton                              Apr 15                                   Oct 26                   193 days

Atlantic City                      Mar 29                                  Nov 19                  234 days


New Mexico

Santa Fe                            May 13                                 Oct 6                      145 days

Carlsbad                            Mar 31                                  Nov 6                     219 days


New York

Albany                                Apr 28                                   Oct 10                   164 days

Buffalo                               May 5                                    Oct 15                   162 days

New York City                   Apr 1                                     Nov 18                  230 days


North Carolina

Raleigh                               Apr 1                                     Nov 4                     216 days

Wilmington                       Mar 18                                  Nov 20                  246 days


North Dakota

Bismarck                           May 12                                 Sept 24                 134 days

Minot                                 May 10                                 Sept 29                 141 days             


Ohio

Columbus                          Apr 23                                   Oct 14                   173 days

Cincinnati                          Apr 17                                   Oct 22                   187 days

Cleveland                          Apr 8                                     Nov 11                  216 days


Oklahoma

Oklahoma City                  Mar 27                                  Nov 9                     226 days

Tulsa                                   Mar 30                                  Nov 5                     219 days


Oregon

Medford                             Apr 28                                   Oct 9                      163 days

Salem                                 Apr 18                                   Oct 26                   190 days


Pennsylvania

Philadelphia                      Mar 31                                  Nov 17                  230 days

Pittsburgh                         Apr 17                                   Oct 26                   191 days

Wilkes-Barre                     Apr 27                                   Oct 14                   169 days


Rhode Island

Providence                        Apr 13                                   Oct 25                   194 days


South Carolina

Charleston                        Feb 6                                     Dec 24                   320 days

Columbia                          Mar 15                                  Nov 21                  250 days

Greenville                         Mar 29                                  Nov 11                  226 days


South Dakota

Pierre                                 May 2                                    Oct 1                      151 days

Sioux Falls                         May 3                                    Sept 29                 148 days


Tennessee

Chattanooga                     Apr 1                                     Nov 9                     221 days                             

Memphis                           Mar 18                                  Nov 16                  242 days

Nashville                            Apr 6                                     Nov 2                     209 days


Texas

Amarillo                             Apr 15                                   Oct 24                   191 days

Austin                                Feb 19                                   Dec 6                     289 days

El Paso                               Mar17                                   Nov 14                  241 days

Fort Worth                         Mar 13                                  Nov 22                  253 days             


Utah

Provo                                  Apr 23                                   Oct 19                   178 days                             

Salt Lake City                     Apr 10                                   Nov 6                     209 days


Vermont

Montpelier                        May 16                                 Sept 29                 135 days


Virginia

Richmond                          Apr 4                                     Nov 4                     213 days

Virginia Beach                   Mar 28                                  Nov 17                  233 days


Washington

Olympia                             Apr 29                                   Oct 14                   167 days

Seattle                                Mar 6                                    Nov 25                  263 days

Spokane                             May 3                                    Oct 9                      158 days


West Virginia

Charleston                        Apr 16                                   Oct 25                   191 days

Morgantown                     Apr 25                                   Oct 21                   178 days


Wisconsin

Madison                             Apr 22                                   Oct 14                   174 days

Green Bay                          May 5                                    Oct 3                      150 days


Wyoming

Casper                                May 25                                 Sept 21                 118 days

Cheyenne                           May 13                                 Sept 30                 139 days


If you do not find your city then visit Farmers Almanac for other frost dates.

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