Eastern Kentucky Weather

Frost or Freeze?

This is something we certainly don't want to think about since we have had such a nice streak as of late.

I have learned a lot about my self here lately... I really enjoy writing winter weather blogs. They are soooo much fun because there is just about as much controversy surrounding winter predictions as there is running for a public office... LOL...

As most of us know... winter never really showed up here in eastern KY. That's ok because we will have plenty more exciting events coming our way. The next area of interest is a frosty night. That's the biggest game in town right now.

Both [the frost advisory and the freeze warning] are only issued during the growing season. A Frost Advisory is issued when the predicted temperature is expected to fall to 36 degrees or lower in the next 3 to 30 hours during the growing season. So temperatures 35 to 40 range would also dictate a frost advisory. A Freeze Warning is issued when there is an 80% or greater chance that the temperatures are expected to fall to 32 degrees or lower in the next 3 to 30 hours during the growing season. If the temperature is expected to fall below 28 degrees this is considered a Hard Freeze.

It looks like we'll see temps on Saturday morning dip around 32 or below for a while. This will set the stage for a good hard freeze here in our area. Many areas will just see some frost... but any will get down to those really cold levels.

Location

Earliest Last 28 Degrees

Median Last 28 Degrees

Latest Last 28 Degrees

Baxter

April 11

March 20

May 13

Barbourville

March 19

April 8

April 25

Farmers

March 24

April 11

May 10

Gray Hawk

March 31

April 17

May 10

Heidelberg

March 20

April 11

May 4

Hyden

March 16

April 10

May 5

Jackson Airport

March 13

April 5

April 23

London

March 10

April 7

April 24

Manchester

March 30

April 14

May 4

Middlesboro

March 19

April 14

May 5

Monticello

March 18

April 10

April 24

Mount Sterling

March 18

April 7

April 29

Mount Vernon

March 20

April 8

April 29

Paintsville

March 14

April 10

April 23

Somerset

March 22

April 10

May 5

Stearns

March 18

April 11

May 4

Tomahawk

March 28

April 28

May 18

West Liberty

March 19

April 21

May 16

Williamsburg

March 19

April 10

April 28

Median Freeze Map - 28 Degrees Contour

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