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First and last freeze/frost dates for Elkin, NC ,United States

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Each winter, on average, your risk of frost is from October 18 through April 24.

Almost certainly, however, you will receive frost from November 1 through April 10.

You are almost guaranteed that you will not get frost from May 9 through October 4.

Your frost-free growing season is around 177 days.

Detailed station data* follows:

North Wilkesboro, NC (Wilkes county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° May 9 May 4 Apr 30 Apr 27 Apr 24 Apr 22 Apr 19 Apr 15 Apr 10
Spring 28° Apr 19 Apr 15 Apr 12 Apr 10 Apr 8 Apr 5 Apr 3 Mar 31 Mar 27
Spring 24° Apr 4 Mar 30 Mar 26 Mar 23 Mar 20 Mar 17 Mar 14 Mar 10 Mar 5
Fall 32° Oct 4 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 15 Oct 18 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 28 Nov 1
Fall 28° Oct 14 Oct 19 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 28 Oct 31 Nov 2 Nov 6 Nov 11
Fall 24° Oct 24 Oct 30 Nov 3 Nov 7 Nov 10 Nov 14 Nov 18 Nov 23 Nov 29

Transou, NC (Ashe county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° Jun 2 May 28 May 24 May 21 May 17 May 14 May 11 May 7 May 2
Spring 28° May 19 May 14 May 9 May 6 May 2 Apr 29 Apr 25 Apr 21 Apr 15
Spring 24° May 2 Apr 26 Apr 22 Apr 18 Apr 15 Apr 11 Apr 7 Apr 3 Mar 28
Fall 32° Sep 12 Sep 17 Sep 21 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 30 Oct 4 Oct 8 Oct 13
Fall 28° Sep 26 Sep 30 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 11 Oct 14 Oct 18
Fall 24° Oct 3 Oct 8 Oct 12 Oct 15 Oct 18 Oct 20 Oct 23 Oct 27 Oct 31

W Kerr Scott Rsvr, NC (Wilkes county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° May 7 May 2 Apr 29 Apr 26 Apr 23 Apr 20 Apr 17 Apr 13 Apr 8
Spring 28° Apr 20 Apr 16 Apr 14 Apr 11 Apr 9 Apr 7 Apr 5 Apr 2 Mar 29
Spring 24° Apr 6 Mar 31 Mar 27 Mar 23 Mar 20 Mar 16 Mar 13 Mar 9 Mar 3
Fall 32° Oct 5 Oct 10 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 20 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 29 Nov 2
Fall 28° Oct 14 Oct 20 Oct 25 Oct 29 Oct 31 Nov 4 Nov 7 Nov 12 Nov 18
Fall 24° Oct 27 Nov 1 Nov 5 Nov 9 Nov 12 Nov 16 Nov 19 Nov 23 Nov 29

* This station data is available courtesy the National Climatic Data Center.

For each weather station, you will see a temperature along with tables of data organized into percentage columns. The percentage column tells you the probability that you will experience that row's temperature on or near that date. Here are two examples to help you determine your probable last frost and first freeze dates.

Example 1 (Last Frost). In the Spring 32° row, if you have "Apr 15" under the 50% column, that means you have a 50% chance of seeing frost on or before April 15th.

Example 2 (First Freeze). In the Fall 24° row, if you have "Dec 1" under the 90% column, that means you have a 90% chance of seeing 24 degrees on or after December 1st.

Empty cells indicate you have a less than 10% chance of ever seeing that temperature.

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