Freezing Temperatures in the Panhandles

 

Below is a table containing the record earliest and latest freezes  for many locations around the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. Normally the first freeze occurs in mid-October, and the last freeze occurs in mid-April. As the table shows, freezing temperatures have been recorded as early as September 15 (1993 - Lipscomb, TX) and as late as May 28 (1907 - Beaver, OK & 1947 - Hooker, OK). Some stations may have missing observations in their periods of record, though records from the existing data are presented.

For maps showing the average first/last freeze dates for these and other stations stations, see Freeze Maps.

  

Earliest and Latest Freeze Dates Around the Panhandles

Weather Station

Earliest Freeze

Latest Freeze

Period of Record

In the Texas Panhandle:
Amarillo September 21, 1983 May 7, 1915, 1917

1892-2012

Borger September 29, 1985 May 14, 1953

1959-2012

Bravo September 25, 2000 May 15, 1967; 1983

1965-2012

Bushland * September 25, 2000 May 3, 2005; 2008; 2011

2000-2012

Clarendon September 24, 1989 May 3, 1954; 1967; 2011

1909-2012

Dalhart September 21, 1983 May 15, 1967

1949-2012

Dumas September 25, 2000 May 16, 1983

1939-2012

Gruver September 21, 1983 May 13, 1966; 1971

1963-2012

Hereford September 21, 1983 May 16, 1967

1937-2012

Lipscomb September 15, 1993 May 14, 1971

1964-2012

Miami September 21, 1983 May 14, 1953; 1971

1964-2005

Pampa September 25, 2000 May 5, 1978; 1979

1964-2012

Panhandle September 21, 1995 May 13, 1971

1962-2012

Perryton September 24, 1989 May 14, 1971

1965-2012

Shamrock September 21, 1983 May 2, 1967; 1970

1964-2012

Stratford September 21, 1983 May 19, 1915; 1971

1911-2012

Vega September 26, 1926; 1970 May 19, 1971

1923-2012

Wellington October 9, 2000 May 25, 2001

1960-2012

 
In the Oklahoma Panhandle:
Beaver September 21, 1983 May 28, 1907

1896-2012

Goodwell Research Station September 21, 1983 May 21, 1917

1910-2012

Guymon * October 3, 1999 May 2, 2010

1999-2012

Hooker September 20, 1942 May 28, 1947

1906-2010

 

 *This station has a short period of record that may not be representative of historical conditions for the location.

Updated:  4/21/2013


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