First and last freeze/frost dates for Minneapolis, MN ,United States

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Each winter, on average, your risk of frost is from
October 2 through May 1.

Almost certainly, however, you will receive frost from October 16 through April 17.

You are almost guaranteed that you will not get frost from May 16 through September 19.

Your frost-free growing season is around 154 days.

Detailed station data* follows:

Buffalo Sewage Plt, MN (Wright county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° May 16 May 11 May 8 May 4 May 1 Apr 29 Apr 25 Apr 22 Apr 17
Spring 28° May 6 May 1 Apr 27 Apr 24 Apr 21 Apr 18 Apr 15 Apr 11 Apr 6
Spring 24° Apr 25 Apr 20 Apr 17 Apr 14 Apr 11 Apr 9 Apr 6 Apr 2 Mar 29
Fall 32° Sep 19 Sep 24 Sep 27 Sep 30 Oct 2 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 11 Oct 16
Fall 28° Sep 29 Oct 3 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 15 Oct 17 Oct 21 Oct 25
Fall 24° Oct 10 Oct 15 Oct 19 Oct 22 Oct 26 Oct 29 Oct 31 Nov 4 Nov 9

Cedar, MN (Anoka county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° May 29 May 23 May 18 May 14 May 11 May 7 May 3 Apr 29 Apr 23
Spring 28° May 11 May 6 May 3 Apr 30 Apr 27 Apr 24 Apr 21 Apr 18 Apr 13
Spring 24° Apr 30 Apr 25 Apr 22 Apr 19 Apr 16 Apr 13 Apr 10 Apr 7 Apr 2
Fall 32° Sep 16 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 27 Sep 29 Oct 1 Oct 4 Oct 8
Fall 28° Sep 20 Sep 25 Sep 29 Oct 3 Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 13 Oct 17 Oct 23
Fall 24° Oct 4 Oct 10 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 20 Oct 24 Oct 27 Oct 31 Nov 5

Santiago, MN (Sherburne county):

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° Jun 5 May 29 May 24 May 20 May 16 May 12 May 8 May 3 Apr 26
Spring 28° May 19 May 13 May 9 May 6 May 3 Apr 29 Apr 26 Apr 22 Apr 16
Spring 24° May 4 Apr 28 Apr 24 Apr 21 Apr 18 Apr 15 Apr 11 Apr 7 Apr 2
Fall 32° Sep 11 Sep 14 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 20 Sep 22 Sep 24 Sep 26 Sep 29
Fall 28° Sep 16 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 26 Sep 28 Oct 1 Oct 4 Oct 7 Oct 11
Fall 24° Sep 23 Sep 29 Oct 3 Oct 7 Oct 11 Oct 14 Oct 18 Oct 22 Oct 28

* 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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