Midland Texas Freeze Data
Annual Last and First Freeze 1930-2014
Annual Growing Season 1931-2014 

              
           Date 
    
   Earliest Latest     Average
       Last 
      Freeze
   2/26/2004    5/3/2013   March 29th
           First
       Freeze
 10/19/89  12/7/98    November  13th

 

 

        Longest        Growing
 Season
# of Days Shortest
Growing
Season
# of Days
     2004
      2/26-11/30
278 days 1989
4/11-10/19
191 days

 
 Light Freeze: 29 F to 32 F -- tender plants killed, with little destructive effect on other vegetation.

Moderate Freeze: 25 to 28 F -- widely destructive effect on most vegetation with heavy damage to fruit blossoms,tender and semi-hardy plants.

Severe Freeze: 24 F and less -- heavy damage to most plants. At these temperatures, the ground freezes solid, with the depth of the frozen ground dependent on the duration and severity of the freeze, soil moisture, and soil type.

 

Year Last Freeze Minimum Temp First Freeze Minimum Temp Growing Season
1930 Missing Missing 11/20 28 INC
1931 4/10 32 11/27 32 231 days
1932 4/11 30 11/8 29 211 days
1933  4/20 27 11/4 29 198 days
1934 3/27 29 11/22 30 240 days
1935 3/12 29 11/10 29 243 days
1936 4/7 29 11/3 30 210 days
1937 4/5 30 11/17 25 226 days
1938 4/9 29 11/6 27 211 days
1939 4/8 31 11/13 32 219 days
1940 4/12 31 11/11 31 213 days
1941 3/27 32 11/8 32 226 days
1942 3/21 27 11/22 29 246 days
1943 3/22 32 11/8 29 231 days
1944 4/3 32 11/26 30 237 days
1945 4/6 31 11/21 31 229 days
1946 3/9 32 11/7 31 243 days
1947 4/17 27 11/7 26 204 days
1948 4/1 30 11/6 32 219 days
1949 4/3 32 10/31 32 211 days
1950 3/19 32 11/4 25 230 days

 

Year Last Freeze Minimum Temp First Freeze Minimum Temp Growing Season
1951 4/12 30 11/1 31 203 days
1952 4/10 30 11/10 31 214 days
1953 3/5 31 11/20 29 260 days
1954 3/15 30 12/6 32 266 days
1955 3/28 26 11/7 32 224 days
1956 3/16 24 11/16 22 245 days
1957 4/13 28 11/19 32 220 days
1958 3/20 32 11/18 32 243 days
1959 4/13 29 11/5 30 206 days
1960 3/18 32 11/10 26 237 days
1961 3/20 30 11/15 29 240 days
1962 3/16 32 11/18 32 247 days
1963 3/9 32 11/26 32 262 days
1964 3/26 32 11/20 29 239 days
1965 3/26 20 11/27 31 246 days
1966 3/24 32 11/2 27 223 days
1967 3/16 30 11/3 32 232 days
1968 3/23 31 11/8 32 230 days
1969 3/25 29 11/3 31 223 days
1970 4/5 28 11/3 31 212 days

 

Year Last Freeze Minimum Temp First Freeze Minimum Temp Growing Season
1971 4/6 32 11/10 32 218 days
1972 4/1 31 11/1 31 214 days
1973 4/10 32 11/25 30 229 days
1974 3/24 28 11/29 30 250 days
1975 4/3 29 11/13 30 224 days
1976 3/31 27 11/12 27 226 days
1977 3/7 29 11/10 30 248 days
1978 3/16 28 11/27 32 256 days
1979 3/5 32 11/2 32 242 days
1980 4/12 32 10/29 27 200 days
1981 3/23 32 11/10 32 232 days
1982 3/8 30 11/4 31 241 days
1983 4/15 32 11/26 32 225 days
1984 3/29 31 11/19 32 235 days
1985 3/31 28 11/20 27 234 days
1986 3/21 28 11/11 31 235 days
1987 4/7 30 11/9 32 216 days
1988 4/11 30 11/16 26 219 days
1989 4/11 32 10/19 1 27 191 days 2
1990 3/25 28 11/28 27 248 days

 

Footnotes:

  1. Earliest first freeze ever
  2. Shortest growing season ever 
Year Last Freeze Minimum Temp First Freeze Minimum Temp Growing Season
1991 3/31 31 10/30 29 213 days
1992 3/12 31 11/4 30 237 days
1993 3/14 28 10/29 30 229 days
1994 4/6 25 11/28 26 236 days
1995 4/11 28 11/3 32 206 days
1996 4/5 32 10/23 30 201 days
1997 4/14 31 10/27 31 196 days
1998 3/21 32 12/7 1 32 261 days
1999 4/16 31 11/24 30 222 days
2000 3/17 27 11/7 31 235 days
2001 3/20 32 11/20 31 245 days
2002 3/26 27 11/19 32 238 days
2003 4/9 31 11/23 31 228 days
2004 2/26 2 30 11/30 27   278 days 3
2005 4/2 30 11/15 28 227 days
2006 3/24 24 11/02 32 223 days
2007 4/08 28 11/15 28 221 days
2008 3/19 30 10/23 32  218 days 
2009 4/7 29 10/30 31  206 days 
2010 4/8 27 11/5 32  210 days 
2011 3/30 29 11/3 30 218 days
2012 3/4 32 11/3 30  213 days
2013  5/3 4 32  11/13 27  194 days
2014 4/15 30      

 

 

Footnotes:

  1. Latest first freeze
  2. Earliest last freeze
  3. Longest growing season
  4. Latest last freeze

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