Nick and I were talking last night about the first frost and first freeze in the Alleghenies. He lives in DuBois and they get it a little earlier than we do here in Johnstown. Either way, it’s getting close.
I decided to do some research and figure out when we typically get our first freeze, which essentially brings and end to the growing season. Here’s what I came up with…
The first freeze for the Alleghenies is split up into 5 different dates based on location, although some areas could get it sooner or later depending on the year and the elevation.
According to the NWS, first freeze is as follows:
September 20: Elk, Cameron
September 30: Clinton, N. Centre, Clearfield, Cambria, and Somerset
October 10: S. Centre, Blair, Huntingdon, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin
October 15 and October 20: Counties to the east of Centre, Huntingdon, and Franklin
Take a look at the map to the right to see it all. The counties to the west were not listed, but my best guess would be as follows… Indiana, Fayette, and Westmoreland on October 10 with Jefferson on September 30 and Forest and Clarion on September 20. Those are just guesstimates, however. (Read More)