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We had our first frost last night, was 32F. Ice on the roofs of cars, ice on any metal surface.

Please post your first frost dates.

Location: northeast PA.
 

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I think a first frost thread is a good idea, maybe should be a sub forum like bloom dates and swarm dates. We are getting down to 47°F tonight. First cool night this fall. Next week we will be back into the mid 90s for daytime highs. In Richmond, first frost usually seems to be mid to late October, but I really have not paid it much attention, or at least recorded it.
 

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I think a first frost thread is a good idea, maybe should be a sub forum like bloom dates and swarm dates. We are getting down to 47°F tonight. First cool night this fall. Next week we will be back into the mid 90s for daytime highs. In Richmond, first frost usually seems to be mid to late October, but I really have not paid it much attention, or at least recorded it.
Might be a good sub-forum. 35 last night....
 

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A light frost will appear on things like your car roof and windshield and often occurs at temps not quite at freezing. It does not kill blooms. A hard frost will turn the grass white and crunchy. That is your end of bloom date.
 

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Sept 17 on the grass on the low fields. Ocean did not stop that one, dead still air. Didn't bother the asters or golden rod.
 

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I've been tracking first frosts for a few years, and the average date for my bee yard is 21 October. So hopefully we've got another month of goldenrod, yellow ironweed, and cosmos flowers--all of which the bees are starting to forage now that other nectar sources have dried up.

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"which is obviously not necessary."
You mean like keeping bees for a hobby? don't know anybody like that myself.
 

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We got our first frost in South Central Alaska on September 22nd. We usually have a frost in late August so we are running a little behind this year.
 

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at 6400 feet, we had light frost on 9/23. I also keep rough data on first and last frost - and 2019 is a week later than 2018 at my house. Ice on leaves, drops of water frozen on porch chairs, but water in tanks clear.
 
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