Fall Freeze Numbers for Texoma

Tue 26 Oct 2010 / 9p.m.

Well, it’s that time of year; we start to wonder when the first freeze will take place.
 
Looking at some weather history provides some answers.
 
The table below shows the average first freeze date and and the earliest/latest first seasonal freeze on record.
 
(records not available for every location)
 
Freeze Data for Texoma
City Average 1st freeze date Earliest 1st freeze date Latest 1st freeze date
Ada Nov 6 Oct 7 Dec 8
Antlers Nov 2 Oct 8 Dec 4
Ardmore Nov 10 Oct 18 Dec 21
Bonham Nov 13 Oct 15* Dec 23*
Durant Nov 5 Oct 9 Dec 5
Hugo Nov 8 Oct 9 Dec 10
Madill Nov 10 Oct 11 Dec 9
Marietta Nov 7 Oct 8 Nov 28
Paris Nov 14 Oct 18 Dec 26
Sherman-Denison Nov 13 Oct 12 Dec 21
*estimated
 
(more below map)
 
Discussion:
 
It's possible a few locations could reach freezing Friday morning (October 29); but most of Texoma will probably just have some frost with lows in the 34-38 degree range.  
 
We've had later than average freezes the past 3 seasons, and will likely have a late one again this year.
The La Nina pattern we are in favors a delayed first freeze. Although some of the normal cold spots may get theirs closer to the norm, I suspect much of Texoma will not see a freeze until late November given the current and expected weather pattern.
 
Take Care,
 
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
KXII-TV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • by Jonathan Location: Bonham on Nov 15, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    So is it going to snow this year?
  • by jeffery Location: denison on Oct 28, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    Thanks Steve, I pulled up the weather channels Month to month on Ardmore and Denison cities....Sept 15th,16th,17th,21rst & 25th anywhere from 9 degrees and 11 degrees differnce on the lows...this is what Tom was showing on the morning news as ardmore, Denison, Paris morning temperatures, that's why i was confused, not picking just wandering. Thanks again
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Oct 27, 2010 at 02:21 PM
    Jeffrey, I crunched the numbers for October 2010 (through the 27th). Sorry, but the data does not show anything close to a 10-12 degree difference. Ardmore's average low for the month is 51, while Sherman's is 54.8 degrees, for a difference of 3.8 degrees. Just to be thorough I checked September too; the two cities were only 1.3 degrees apart for their average lows that month. Ardmore does run slightly cooler than Sherman. It is normal to have a variation of several degrees even across town. Cold air drains this way and that and so lows tend to vary more than highs on a typical calm clear day. Of course the dewpoints tend to be slightly lower in Ardmore and the location of the site can affect local readings. Ardmore is further north so we would expect on average a slight contribution from this as well. Thanks for the question and have a great day! Steve
  • by jeffery Location: Denison on Oct 27, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    Steve just a question, I have watched Channel 12 for about 20 years, you said records go back 30 years... So why Is Ardmore now 10 to 12 degrees cooler than us in the mornings, when the average over 30 years is only a couple degrees. Are they using a different reporting station now or does their Thermostat need to be checked? Last year they were neck and neck with us just wandering. Have a blessed day.
  • by Heather on Oct 27, 2010 at 04:38 AM
    I quite enjoy the 1 or 1 1/2 month transition we have between one extreme to the other ;)It is quite refreshing.
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