Farmer’s Almanac Predicts the First Frost Dates of 2023 for IN, KY, & IL
Here we are, sweating our way through another hot summer, 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 tired of their faces melting when they walk outside, and also for 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. The Farmer's Almanac says this about frost...
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 Can We Expect the First Frost of 2023?
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.
First Frost Dates for Indiana
- Evansville, IN - November 4, 2023
- Mt. Vernon, IN - October 21, 2023
- Newburgh, IN - October 30, 2023
- Indianapolis, IN - October 16, 2023
First Frost Dates for Kentucky
- Henderson, KY - October 20, 2023
- Owensboro, KY - October 27, 2023
- Louisville, KY - November 5, 2023
- Lexington, KY - October 23, 2023
First Frost Dates for Illinois
- Carbondale, IL - October 18, 2023
- Harrisburg, IL - October 21, 2023
- Carmi, IL - October 12, 2023
- Chicago, IL - November 1, 2023
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.