Local Freeze Dates

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by Evan Stewart

WVEC.com

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 19 at 5:46 PM

According to the City of Virginia Beach, Department of Agriculture, these are the average dates of the first and last freeze in Hampton Roads.  Tables are taken from the following page: www.vbgov.com/vgn.aspx

 

 

Locations Last Freeze First Freeze
Cape Henry/Va. Beach Mar. 17 Dec. 1
Back Bay/Va. Beach Mar. 17 Nov. 23
Diamond Springs/Va. Beach Mar. 24 Nov. 16
Norfolk Mar. 22 Nov. 21
Newport News Mar. 23 Nov. 21
Suffolk Apr. 5 Nov. 3
Williamsburg Apr. 14 Oct. 28

 

 

Probability of 32 degrees being recorded on or AFTER the date given in the following charts:

Probability of a Freeze: Spring

Locations 90% 70% 50% 30% 10%
Cape Henry/Va. Beach Feb. 26 Mar. 9 Mar. 17 Mar. 24 Apr. 4
Back Bay/Va. Beach Mar. 4 Mar. 12 Mar. 17 Mar. 23 Mar. 31
Diamond Springs/Va. Beach Mar. 9 Mar. 18 Mar. 24 Mar. 30 Apr. 8
Norfolk Mar. 5 Mar. 15 Mar. 22 Mar. 29 Apr. 8
Newport News Mar. 7 Mar. 17 Mar. 23 Mar. 30 Apr. 8
Suffolk Mar. 21 Mar. 30 Apr. 5 Apr. 11 Apr. 20
Williamsburg Mar. 28 Apr. 7 Apr. 14 Apr. 21 May 1

 

 

Probability of a Freeze: Fall

Locations 10% 30% 50% 70% 90%
Cape Henry/Va. Beach Nov. 18 Nov. 26 Dec. 1 Dec. 7 Dec. 15
Back Bay/Va. Beach Nov. 10 Nov. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 29 Dec. 4
Diamond Springs/Va. Beach Nov. 2 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 22 Nov. 30
Norfolk Nov. 2 Nov. 13 Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Dec. 9
Newport News Nov. 7 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 26 Dec. 4
Suffolk Oct. 20 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 18
Williamsburg Oct. 15 Oct. 23 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 11

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