Average Time of First Frost in the Washington Region

Average Time of First Frost Across the National Capital Region

Average Time of First Frost Across the National Capital Region

It’s that wonderful time of year…cool crisp mornings, mild, sunny afternoons, the smell of wood burning in fireplaces, honey crisp apples, Halloween just around the corner… and of course the first frost/freeze of the season is only several weeks away.  Fall is without a doubt my favorite season.

Meteorological Fall begins September 1st and runs through the end of November. The Fall Equinox (first day of Autumn) this year comes Tuesday, September 23rd! The growing season will be coming to a close very soon. Happy Fall! The map above depicts when on average the first frost/freeze occurs here in the Washington Region. The further one goes from the warmth of the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Potomac the earlier you can expect the first frost and or freeze as we head into the spectacular month of October.

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