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HISTORICALLY SPEAKING…ILLINOIS SHOULD BE SEEING ITS FIRST FROST SOME TIME NEXT MONTH.
 
STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL SAYS ACCORDING TO THE DATA FALL FROST DATES RANGE FROM EARLY OCTOBER IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS…MID-MONTH IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS…AND LATE OCTOBER FOR THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE STATE.
 
 
ANGEL SAYS THEY DON’T MEASURE FROST PER SAY, BUT COUNT TEMPERATURES OF 32 DEGREES AS FROST AND 28 DEGREES FOR A HARD FREEZE.
 
 
ANGEL SAYS OPEN AREAS ARE USUALLY THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE FROST. HOMEOWNERS CAN HELP PROTECT THEIR PLANTS BY COVERING THEM WHEN FROST IS EXPECTED.

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