Safe to begin the spring backyard?

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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – After a freeze sufficiently big to final a century, many within the Brazos Valley need to dig up lifeless vegetation and plant new. March 1st is called the beginning of Meteorological Spring, it’s time to begin excited about the spring gardens. (The Spring Equinox is March twentieth).

Compared to the previous 30 years of climate historical past, local weather information suggests it’s now decently protected to begin planting greens and flowers right here within the Brazos Valley. On common, the final freeze for Bryan-College Station sometimes falls round March 1st.

Not to say an occasional gentle frost or late-season freeze is completely off the desk — however this time of the yr they’re much less frequent and often gentle sufficient that frost material or coverings can get tender crops via a chilly night time.

Many maintain on to the previous wives’ story of “Thunder in February means a freeze on the same day in April.” Others choose to carry off planting till after Easter. To every inexperienced thumb their very own, however right here’s some information to doubtlessly assist your choice to begin tilling up the Brazos Valley soil or not:

  • Bryan-College Station: Earliest final freeze: January 8, 2017 | Average final freeze: March 1st | Latest final freeze: April 13, 1940
  • Huntsville: Earliest final freeze: January 8, 2017 | Average final freeze: February twenty fifth | Latest final freeze: April 7, 2009
  • Brenham: Earliest final freeze: December 12, 1944 | Average final freeze: February twenty fifth | Latest final freeze: April 15, 1928
  • Madisonville: Earliest final freeze: February 2, 1991 | Average final freeze: March tenth | Latest final freeze: April 20, 2013

Latest Freeze 1990 – 2020

YEAR LAST FREEZE DATE
1990 January 29
1991 February 1
1992 January 24
1993 March 14
1994 March 10
1995 March 9
1996 March 21
1997 February 11
1998 March 11
1999 March 15
2000 February 5
2001 February 10
2002 March 5
2003 February 10
2004 February 15
2005 January 23
2006 March 24
2007 March 5
2008 March 8
2009 March 2
2010 February 25
2011 February 13
2012 February 12
2013 January 17
2014 March 4
2015 March 7
2016 February 7
2017 January 8
2018 February 12
2019 March 6
2020 February 27

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