Freezing temps likely not over for Minnesota

While we have certainly turned the corner on another winter and are finally feeling the full effects of spring, we likely aren't done with freezing temperatures just yet. Before you plant those petunias there is one fact you really should know; the average last freeze in Minnesota isn't until at least May 1st. For much of central and southern Minnesota, the final freeze of the spring typically occurs in the first half of May as seen in the image below…

 

For much of northern Minnesota though, the average last freeze is in the latter half of May… and for parts of the arrowhead, it's in the first week of June. So while we have come a long ways from the days of teens and twenties, we still have a little further to go. The bright side? Many of us are likely done with the 20's this year. The following image shows the average last day temperatures drop below 28 degrees…

 

For the Twin Cities, that day has nearly come and gone. But, the forecast for next week is looking much cooler so another freeze could be in our future. Here is one forecasting computer models interpretation of what could happen as we head through next week… this shows the possible temperatures Tuesday morning…

 

Yep, those are upper 20's and low 30's which would spell another freeze for northern and central Minnesota, but like I have said before, not uncommon all the way through April. Stay tuned!


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