Another Sign of Warmer Weather

April 28, 2015: Today is an interesting milestone for the Stateline: on average, our last night of freezing weather is on this date. Can we have freezing temperatures after this date? Sure, and we definitely have had them in the past.  The chances for a freeze do steadily drop off after this date.  In fact, by early May, our chances for frost and freezing are reduced by half.

Average last freeze date (32° or lower) for Rockford

Average last freeze date (32° or lower) for Rockford

Our odds are pretty good that the next two weeks will be frost-free. Our lows for the rest of this week will climb into the low 40’s (check out the 7-day outlook at www.wrex.com/weather), and next week features a good chance for above average weather, keeping frosty weather at bay.

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center's forecast for early May. The Stateline looks to have above average weather.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for early May. The Stateline looks to have above average weather.

Want a guaranteed day for when freezing weather isn’t a possibility? After May 27, the record low stays above freezing until September 13 (though record lows in the middle 30’s linger into early June). Does that mean we won’t ever have freezing weather from the end of May to early September? No, but it would take some awfully cold weather to get us to freezing during that time span.

All in all, we are steadily getting closer to saying “au revoir” to freezing weather… at least until September.

-Alex

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on April 28, 2015

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